A trio of BLE motors pull out of UTAC for the trip south down the Missabe sub to Proctor.
On duty at 0200 at Proctor, this crew departed the yard and ran up the Missabe sub. with their trio of BLE motors and 138 ore cars for loading here at United Taconite. It's now 1000 and traffic ha... (more)
The sun is setting as a trio of tunnelmotors pull a loaded taconite train south through Fairlane as they head back to Proctor, MN.
Veteran Missabe tunnelmotors pulling vintage DMIR ore cars in the winter on Minnesota's Iron Range.
That afternoon glow before the sun dips behind the horizon. The sun has now set for trailing unit CN 2131 having been placed in the deadline at Proctor and will head south for disposition while t... (more)
After finishing their work at Keenan yard, CN 5419 begins to pull south for Proctor as L567 comes to a stop in the fog preparing to do its work at Keenan.
IC 6251 leads a taconite train out of the Fairlane Processing Facility.
After arriving from at the Fairlane Taconite Plant in Forbes, Minnesota with empties from Proctor, the U716 crew cut away from their train to go down to the head end of raw ore shuttle U731 that h... (more)
A quiet night with the Northern Lights doing their thing in the sky and the signal at S. Fairlane doing its thing.
Limestone loads head north on the Missabe Sub.
With lights to depart, DMIR 408 begins to pull and head back to Proctor, MN.
The taconite pellets go by as they head back to Proctor while the empty T-Bird waits to depart.
Love the smell of steaming pellets and EMDs in the morning.
An empty departs Fairlane with a pair of North American stenciled SD40-2Ws.
Missabe pumpkin Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range EMD SD38 No. 222 has made it to Minnesota from sister steel road Elgin, Joliet and Eastern. On September 25, 1994, the orange locomotive wit... (more)