Loaded and pulling hard.
A pair of Missabe SD38s take the diverging route to Fairlane with a loaded crude ore train.
The 214 and 223 get a loaded crude ore train up to a high enough speed to blow dust from the cars as the train nears Nomi.
The 214 and 223 depart the Thunderbird Mine crude ore loadout and head towards the processing plant at Fairlane with 97 loads. In the distance another crude ore train waits to be loaded.
A loaded ore train arrives at Duluth in a cloud of dust and brake shoe smoke after decending the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill.
These ore cars, most over 50 years old, were originally pulled by massive DM&IR 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones.
The night job arrives back in Proctor with limestone from Duluth.
The day job roadswitch rolls down Steelton Hill with 26 cars of taconite concentrate for the UP.
DMIR 214 gets ready to make a run over to Fairlane.
This famous DM&IR photo location just doesn't look the same with the second track removed.
The morning roadswitch job lugs 33 loaded limestone cars up Proctor Hill as the contractor removing the second mailine stays in the clear.
The Tramp jobs engine at the east end of Stevens Point. Later in the afternoon this unit will be used for the Plover Patrol.