Following a T-Bird train carrying loads of taconite bearing rock and a empty limestone train from the Minntac plant DMIR 409 completes the cycle with it's train of finished product, the taconite p... (more)
Taking favorable signals at Fairlane, DMIR 409 gets up to track speed with it's train of marbles. They will cruise along for a 15 miles or so before taking the siding further down at Kelsey for a ... (more)
DMIR 409 rumbles south on the CN Missabe Sub after departing U.S. Steel Minntac. They will encounter several northbound CN freights along their way back home to Proctor, MN and the yard.
DMIR 409 and a pair of Illinois Central SD40-2s grind up Proctor Hill with ore empties en route from the Duluth dock to Proctor Yard. In this view, Superior, WI and its refineries can be seen in t... (more)
A CN empty ore transfer prepares to tackle Proctor Hill at Collinwood in Duluth's west end. The rebuilt SD45T-2 was acquired by DMIR second hand and retains DMIR lettering and former number. Durin... (more)
It's smooth sailing for the crew on board U-791 south from U.S. Steel Minntac traveling to Two Harbors with 145 cars of taconite pellets on this fine summer morning.
A set of four EMDs heel into the curve at Rollins with empties from Two Harbors. The rebuilt SD45T-2 on the point is still racking up the miles after 44 years in service. No doubt the dedicated me... (more)
Early on the morning of June 26, DMIR 409 and mates lift a loaded limestone train up Proctor Hill with St. Louis Bay and Wisconsin in the distant background. by 2005 the traditional uphill track i... (more)
With taconite pellets steaming enroute to Two Harbors, DMIR 409 leads a load at Ramshaw.
A quad pack of tunnel motors in an assortment of colors wheel empties north for loading at MinnTac.
DMIR 409, DMIR 403, BLE 904, and DMIR 408 hustle 145 cars of iron ore pellets south to Two Harbors shown passing through the CN Biwabik yard on a nice but cool spring morning.
Dashing through the snow.
Heading back to the barn.
Getting underway with pellets for the dock in Duluth.
DMIR 409 is set to plow its' way to Minntac from Two Harbors.