The last active caboose on the DM&IR brings up the rear of the MRF on this day (April 20) in 1999. The caboose was being used in Two Harbors as a shoving platform and was headed to Proctor for ma... (more)
Ore loads work upgrade at Wales.
The local kicks up plenty of fresh show as it rolls towards its next stop at Wales.
They say in the job application - "ability to work in all kinds of weather" The conductor on L-593 protects the shove into Wales Yard to drop off a gon of grinding rods for Northshore Mining.
Having some engine issues with the original leader, the crew stopped here at Wales to wye the power and now are underway again and will continue on back to the Iron Range with ore cars in tow.
The MRF shoves its short train out onto the mainline after working the Wales Branch and a connection with Northshore Mining. The unused mailbox identifies the heritage of this trackage.
A former IC (BN) unit leads a train of new CN ore cars north for loading at Minntac West Loop.
DMIR 401 greets sunrise at North Wales with loads bound for Two Harbors. Little does it know that this will be it's last time leading in its long career. After shooting this train to begin the day... (more)
A loaded iron ore train out of Minntac Mine near Mountain Iron, MN, is pulling hard upgrade into Wales, MP 17.6. In a few miles this train will head into the siding at Highland to weigh the train ... (more)
The rusted mail box still says DM&IR, but the power shouts CN.
Empties for Minntac roll north at Wales in bitter cold.
Rounding the sweeping curve at Wales is this northbound pellet empty for Minntac.
Kicking up some of the 2+ feet of snow received this week north of Two Harbors.
Loaded 116-car taconite train works up the .60 percent grade at Wales.