Just minutes before the afternoon sunlight will tuck behind the hills, the afternoon PRS job begins their pull up the grade from Duluth with empty vintage DM&IR ore cars in tow after a delivery of... (more)
An Illinois Central EMD SD40-3 leads an ore train into the yard near Proctor, Minn.
A fairly clean EMD power set shoves 48 empty ore cars past the laker Joseph L. Block that is in the process of unloading limestone. The limestone will be loaded into the ore cars 6252 is positioni... (more)
Not a great place to suffer a derailment. A light power set running around its ore train on the approach to Dock 6 had the lead truck of 6252 derail at a crossover, fortunately at slow speed. This... (more)
Empties bound for Minorca hammer across the DW&P
Limestone loads heading north through Munger on the old DM&IR behind a colorful assortment of IC and CN power.
You quickly find out who can work in these conditions. On an absolutely brutally freezing day, the Proctor Roadswitch is hard at work switching out bad order ore cars.
An empty pellet loader works north for another load and will cross Hwy 7 in a moment.
Snow cakes the nose of 6252 as it works a dumper job at Two Harbors.
On a beautiful July 4th morning, an electric set of EMDs lead a loaded Minntac train towards Two Harbors. Consists like this can be found no where else but the DM&IR.
An IC SD40-3 and repainted sister help lift ore empties up Proctor Hill along with CN SD40u 6024.
A classic example of a broken coupler that sidelined this SD40-3, forcing it to be set-out for repairs.
IC 6252 leads the empties off the CN Iron Range Sub at Iron Jct. in the last light of the day. They will load the train at the west load-out at U.S. Steel Minntac and head back to Two Harbors und... (more)
Freshly baked taconite pellets steam in the sub-zero temps on New Years Day.
Loads from the west side Minntac mine loadout hold the main with a fresh crew as empties from Two Harbors pass by on the siding heading for the Minntac east side loadout.