The clouds parted as veteran rebuilt SD18 303 (192) and sister 308 lead a pair of SD38-2s and an IC SD40-2R northbound with 33 loads and 22 empties. Not impossible, but darn hard to get four maro... (more)
DM&IR 400 and sister B&LE 903 lead a Minntac empty north for loading. That's the former DW&P spanning the Missabe in the distance.
Steam from freshly baked taconite pellets has coated the frames on these ore cars as this Minntac train heads towards Proctor in -21F weather.
IC 6256 is one of five IC SD40-3s to arrive on the Missabe as replacements for units like trailing 410 and 412, which are expected to be retired soon.
Just after the train passed me the engineer called Proctor to tell them that the 405 had just ran out of fuel and that B&LE 903 was doing all the work. They had a fuel truck waiting at the yard. ... (more)
A fresh snowfall the night before and blue skies today made for a nice setting as this steaming ore train worked its way south towards Proctor Yard.
Missabe 400 is about to roll over a repaired broken rail that occurred during a bitter cold snap this past Sunday. Breaks are all too common when temps fall below zero and cars with flat spots po... (more)
Fresh snow covers the ground as this loaded ore train slowly rolls over the automatic scales at Proctor on Valentine's Day.
Nice cold and sunny day to get Missabe maroon leading the afternoon limestone to Minntac.
The Keenan Switch behind endangered SD-Ms 303 and 316 heads back north after picking up cars at Proctor (acting as the MRF).
B&LE 909 and DM&IR 308 work a loaded ore train south towards Proctor during a nice old fashioned Minnesota blizzard.
Blizzard! Three units lead a Minntac limestone north in near white-out conditions that were keeping MOW and signal crews very busy today, but the trains kept running.
B&LE 903 leads a repainted Missabe sister north on ore empties for United Taconite. The Twin Ports area has over two feet of snow on the ground, a far cry from last year when we had a brown Chri... (more)
An empty T-bird crude ore train is almost lost in the cloud of steam from a passing Minntac pellet train. If it looks cold it was, -6F on a nearby detector.
Southbound Unitac loads for Proctor cross over the Whiteface River in downtown Kelsey.