Getting a roll-by as they leave the yard then heading north on the Missabe Sub for the Minorca mine with limestone.
CN 5337 gets the light at Adolph and rolls north on the CN Missabe Sub for the trip up to the Iron Range and the Minorca mine with 50 cars of limestone. Just as they started pulling, a nice class... (more)
A limestone train for the Minorca mine departs Proctor yard passing an empty pellet train resting in the A Yard. Meanwhile DMIR 215 works the E-lead switching cars in the background.
Looking south east from above the Laurentian Divide at Arcelor Mittal’s Minorca Mine processing plant. Right side is the rail line into the facility. Upper right is the tailings pond, upper cente... (more)
My first view of Minorca.
A pair of SD60F Cowls and crew position limestone cars for dumping at the Minorca mine just north of Virginia, MN. The train pulls into the plant site on a loop and the crew then cuts the train i... (more)
Cutting through the thick morning fog, a limestone train from Proctor makes it's way north to the Minorca mine.
As the sun comes up on a cool summer morning, the fog is starting to burn off revealing a Minorca limestone train and a single unit holding over waiting for the ballast cars it delivered to be lo... (more)
After dumping whatever limestone was not frozen in the cars and dumping what cars that would actually cooperate in the dumping process, DM&IR 212 leads the Minntac limestone train back to Proctor... (more)
Minorca limestone empties arrive back at Proctor with some of the 200 remaining veteran "low side" DM&IR ore cars still in service.
Breaking into nice sunshine is this empty limestone train from Minorca with some of the 200 or so remaining veteran "low side" DM&IR ore cars still in service.
DM&IR 403 smokes up the skies as they climb the grade into the Minorca Mine to drop off 40 loads of limestone.
The sun sets on Missabe maroon as the last two active DM&IR-painted units (403 and 211) team up with a repainted sister to lead a Minorca limestone train. SD38-2 215 is also still in Missabe colo... (more)
Three matched former DM&IR tunnel motors arrive back in Proctor with an empty Minntac limstone train.
Limestone for Minorca heads north through Virginia on the DW&P.