Southbound Unitac loads for Proctor behind an SD40-3 and SD38-2 combo.
The yellows of the poplar trees complement the yellow on the Missabe diesels as a loaded Unitac ore train rounds the curve at Bear Trap headed for Proctor.
Two former B&LE units assist a Missabe SD38-2 on ore load from United Taconite.
Crossing the Cloquet River.
Two former B&LE units (909 and 869) assist a Missabe SD38-2 on ore load from United Taconite.
Ore loads roll past the shuttered Saginaw, MN depot.
DM&IR 216 leads a loaded ore train on it's way to Duluth
BNSF all-rail ore train stopped on the main at Coons after being stabbed by the detector at Grand Lake for a possible hot box (bearing) 40 cars deep. Nothing was found and the train continued on.... (more)
BNSF all-rail ore train for Alabama passes snow covered pines on the former DM&IR.
M-345 heads north over the Missabe.
Afternoon ore empties (136 cars) for United Taconite head north for loading on a perfect late summer day in NE Minnesota.
The afternoon limestone loads for Minntac accelerate under the DW&P overpass at the hamlet of Munger, just north of Duluth/Proctor.
Loaded ore train from United Taconite heads south for Proctor.
A trio of classic Missabe SD38-2s lead ore loads south towards Proctor.
Two former B&LE tunnel motors (903 & 909) continue to work on the ex-DM&IR.