M-342 negoiates the siding at Alborn as it passes a dead ore train resting on the mainline behind B&LE 909 (assigned to the DM&IR).
When was the last time anyone saw a Missabe SD-M on a ore train? Here is DM&IR 308 retreiving a quad set of ore cars after they where set out due to a bad order car in the bunch. Making it all ... (more)
Steaming taconite pellets and blowing snow make this look as cold as it was with a -25F windchill but this is by far the best time of the year to shoot ore railroading in northern Minnesota (plent... (more)
A pair of former BN SD40-2s are no stranger to cold weather railroading as they lug a 140-car ore train south towards Proctor on a crisp +7F afternoon (windchill well below zero).
Proudly on the point, DM&IR 403 leads a partially empty limestone train south a perfect late fall afternoon.
DM&IR 215 leads a T-Bird south towards the Fairlane plant with 98 loads of raw taconite on a perfect late fall afternoon.
The sun came out at the right time for this southbound CN core train at Adolph on the former Missabe.
A pair of IC SD40-3s power a 124-car ore train towards Proctor with a hint of fall color in the trees.
Lake effect snow gives winter a last burst in the Twin Ports as an ore load slowly moves over the scale track at Proctor.
Lake effect snow gives winter a last burst in the Twin Ports.
Rolling south towards Proctor with Unitac pellets.
Rolling south towards Proctor with Minntac pellets.
One of the few remaining Missabe-painted 400s leads an empty ore train north for loading. The snow is fading fast.
Still proudly wearing its Missabe maroon and gold, 403 leads repainted sister 405 and unrepainted 412 south with limestone empties.
Repainted Missabe 400 leads B&LE 903 southbound through Alborn with pellet loads.