While being swarmed by countless bugs, I took this shot of IC 6251 sitting with ore train on the west end of CN’s Proctor Yard near Duluth, MN. Northeast Minnesota is a haven for iron ore. Trains ... (more)
DMIR 317, an SDM rebuilt from an SD9, idles at DMIR's Proctor engine facilities along with DMIR 418, a former Seaboard Coastline SD45-2 which has been rebuilt into an SD40-3.Missabe had two former... (more)
CN SD40-2W no. 5337 joins Tunnel Motor 408 (former DMIR/Cotton Belt) and vintage SD40 no. 6017 at Proctor, MN as they wait for their next ore train assignment. CN 6017 was built in 1969 as no. 511... (more)
CN 4721 and WC 1565 pair up at Proctor, MN at the former DMIR engine facilities. The WC SW1500 looks right at home in its maroon and gold scheme. CN 4721 was built by GMD as CN 5521 in January 197... (more)
CN 2008 and 2012 wait for their next assignment at Proctor, MN on a somewhat foggy September morning. These rebuilt GEs were in the process of replacing EMD models for much of the taconite train s... (more)
DMIR 406 departs Proctor Yard with a train of ore empties.
With an MOW crew working one of the switches at the west end of Proctor Yard, loaded ore train U717 slows to a crawl behind lead unit IC 6252. The train eases past the work zone and proceeds towar... (more)
A CN crew waits in the cab of CN 2027 for clearance to proceed out of Proctor Yard and descend Proctor Hill to the ore dock and limestone loading facilities in Duluth's harbor. The 2027 was built ... (more)
SD60F leads a line of wide cabs.
A rare unit, EMD SD38AC 200, leads an SD40-3 and another SD38AC on a train of empty ore jennies from Proctor to the ore docks in Duluth. There were only 15 of this model built and DM&IR had eight ... (more)
A DM&IR SD38-2 sits in morning sunlight with former tunnel motor SD40-3 units 415 and 404.
A former Illinois Central SD40-3 is on the point of loaded taconite train U717 as it makes its way into Proctor Yard, slowly passing the MOW crew working on the adjacent track.
A DMIR Yellowstone sits on display in Proctor.
CN's Santa Train made a stop at the former DM&IR shop and yard complex at Proctor.
IC 6251 leads a pair of tunnel motors and an empty ore train up Proctor Hill.