Been a while now that we have seen two maroon Missabe units running the Keenan Switch on the Range, but back in the day this was all you would see.
Its paint chipping and well worn, Missabe 213 is on the overnight Proctor Roadswitch Job.
This trio of units are using the BNSF trackage in West Duluth to run around their train to spot cars for limestone loading.
Looking tatterd and worn but still in Missabe maroon, 213 leads a loaded export blast furnance trim (BFT) train from Proctor to Missabe Junction. BFT is crushed raw taconite and will be unloaded ... (more)
Missabe 213 and 316 lead 48 limestone loads to the Minorca taconite processing plant.
Two Missabe units and a pumpkin about to crossover to Lakehead. The ship on the right is the Roger Blough.
The days of solid maroon on T-birds has come to an end.
SD38-2 213 and SD-M 308 head back to Keenan after working an explosive plant near Biwabik.
A classic Missabe/DM&IR ore train with 140 loads out the United Taconite Fairlane plant head south into the setting sun of a late fall day.
The Keenan switch leaves the UTAC plant with the Missabe X-19 crane in tow.
The morning roadswitch moves 140 ore loads out of Proctor for the Duluth docks. I'm thankful today for a solid maroon consist.
DMIR 213 and two sisters climb Procter Hill with a loaded train of limestone. Even at this early date, DMIR's image was fading fast.
DMIR 213 leads crude ore to the Fairlane pellet processing plant.
Limestone empties ease down Proctor Hill headed for Lakehead (Duluth).
A trio of SD38s powers a 140-car ore train from United Taconite into Proctor. DMIR 869 still wears its B&LE orange.