Looking tatterd and worn but still in Missabe maroon, 213 leads a loaded export blast furnance trim (BFT) train from Proctor to Missabe Junction. BFT is crushed raw taconite and will be unloaded ... (more)
Veteran SD-M 316 leads an IC SD40-3 and Missabe 413 downgrade with 132 ore loads.
Veteran SD-M 316 leads an IC SD40-3 and Missabe 413 under the dust control water towers on the approach to Dock 6 in Duluth.
A grungy 404 leads a repainted sister and B&LE 909 up Proctor Hill with 28 limestone loads for Minntac.
The face of things to come - all three units on the morning Proctor Roadswitch are painted CN as they move Minntac limestone empties to Duluth. DMIR 402, IC 6261, and DMIR 406. At least 406 has be... (more)
Except for the CN on the mailbox, this shot looks all DM&IR with unrepainted 403, 215, and 412 getting ready to depart Proctor for the Duluth Docks with 144 loads of ore.
The morning roadswitch job eases ore loads down Proctor Hill in fresh snow. We received enough snow (around 10") to qualify as a "two broom" day, as evidenced by the nose of 210.
The morning roadswitch moves 140 ore loads out of Proctor for the Duluth docks. I'm thankful today for a solid maroon consist.
Minntac pellet train weighs at Proctor Yard. Don't need the air conditioner on 405 today with temps below freezing.
The 07:30 Proctor Roadswitch crew dog catches a dead Minntac pellt train and moves it to Proctor.
Missabe 202 certainly has a number of things to be thankful for today, mainly to still be in operation after having been "retired" in the CN computer on November 14.
What is thought to be the last train called under DM&IR ownership in 2004 (07:30 Proctor Roadswitch) leads the LSRM's ex-Soo FP7A back to the musuem after hibernating at the Proctor Roundhouse. C... (more)
A grimy 417 helps ease 140 Unitac loads down Proctor Hill near Spirit Mountian.
The 13:00 NWS hourly observation for Duluth reported -15F with a windchill of -39F. The cold, however, didn't stop the "Bentonite Express" from heading to Proctor.
Missabe 415 leads 140 ore loads for the dock in Duluth.