Sounding as good as they looked running down the CN Missabe for Proctor with a matched trio of DMIR marked EMD's leading the way.
An Illinois Central SD40-3 leads two DMIR tunnel motor repaints on a loaded taconite train as it heads through Burnett and towards Duluth.
CN U714 has just crossed the Cloquet River speeds alongside Center Line Road behind a pair of SD40-2W's and a C40-8. The train will be loaded with limestone in Duluth and return to the Minntac min... (more)
CN 5338 leads another SD40-2W and C40-8 hauling a train of empty Difco side dump cars as they cross the frozen Cloquet River on the way towards Proctor to be loaded with limestone.
A trio of tunnel motors lead ore empties north in very windy conditions.
A quad-windowed SD40-2W leads ore empties north through rural Northern Minnesota.
A pair of ex Santa Fe Dash 8s lead a manifest northbound, kicking up a blizzard on the Missabe Sub in golden hour.
With the tail end of the 135 car train still rattling the old Missabe era steel bridge over the Cloquet river, this U717 pellet train continues it's trip south towards Proctor, MN.
With the tail end of the 138 car train still rattling the old Missabe era steel bridge over the Cloquet river, this U-711 pellet train continues it's trip south towards Proctor, MN.
Canadian National EMD SD40-2W No. 5338 and three other classic CN-owned locomotives lead ore empties across the Cloquet River near Burnett, Minn.
Steaming and speeding through Burnett at 1/20th in a vintage DM&IR ore jennie with a load of hot taconite pellets bound for the dock in Duluth.
Note the leading (right) truck has a spring that is... (more)
On a clear and cool morning, a taconite train from Minnesota's Iron Range rumbles over the impressive Cloquet River bridge on the way to Proctor, MN.
Detouring due to bridge work on DWP a southbound unit sulpher train was passing Burnett siding running on DMIR track
57 loaded side dumps full of limestone scurry along the Missabe behind a trio of big 60s.
Three tunnel motors lead a train of limestone back to one of the taconite plants.