With a fresh crew on board and a track warrant given, the power comes to life and the loads of taconite pellets begin to roll again as they continue the southbound trip to Proctor, MN from Minneso... (more)
Beautiful code blue conditions with fresh snow as this loaded ore train rumbles across the impressive Cloquet River Bridge.
A trio of Bessemer tunnel motors rolls a loaded ore train south through Iron, adding some nice color along the way.
DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the Missabe Subdivision from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.
During the first significant snowfall of the season for northern Minnesota, DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.
Frost on the grass and steam in the air as DM&IR 407 leads 141 loads of taconite pellets from Minntac's east load-out pocket to the yard at Proctor, MN on a crisp early fall morning.
One of the more recent units delivered from elsewhere to be used on the former Missabe, this B&LE unit provides some nice color to the winter landscape as it pulls 141 empty ore cars north from Pr... (more)
Recently arrived on the Missabe, B&LE 906 leads a wide carbody GE on ore empties headed to Minntac. Sister B&LE 904 is expected in Proctor shortly after being reassigned to the former Missabe and ... (more)
The DM&IR 403, the last Missabe maroon SD40-3 on the CN roster, makes any consist look good especially when it's leading. Here the crew throws a little exhaust into the air as they head south dow... (more)
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads down from Minntac.
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads south thru the woods of northern Minnesota heading for Proctor and ultimately the "coast" of the Duluth harbor
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads of iron ore pellets over the St. Louis River bridge after leaving Minntac.
A loaded Minntac ore train thunders past the Keenan Switch in the siding at South Coons. All three of the remaining Missabe SD-Ms are in this shot (303/316 and 308).
One of the more interesting consists on the former Missabe in recent years (BLE 909, IC 6006, DMIR 308) roll a loaded ore train south for Proctor on a crisp -6F morning.
B&LE 903 and 909, assigned to the former DM&IR, power an empty 132-car ore train through fresh snow en route to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant.