A pair of DMIR's sharp looking SD38s head into the setting sun with raw ore loads from Thunderbird mine destined for Fairlane Taconite Plant a couple miles down the line.
Typical Proctor Road Switch power pulls a long string of side dumps down from Missabe JCT, which will be spotted at the Lakehead facility for loading.
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.
LY10 just finished switching some cars on this siding, and heads back East towards the NS Dayton District main line. The other side track to the left is part of another abandoned siding, that is n... (more)
Old power running long hood forward while doing switching duties.
A loaded ore train arrives at Duluth after decending the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill.
After stopping under Interstate 35, DMIR 200 begins it trip down the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill with 140 ore loads.
DMIR 200 leads the afternoon Proctor Roadswitch with 140 ore loads out of Proctor.
The clouds and rain have cleared in time for the afternoon Proctor Roadswitch to be caught easing 140 ore loads out of Proctor for Duluth.
Road crew makes up empty ore jennies while that arrived that morning shoot steam into the air.
DMIR 213 and two sisters climb Procter Hill with a loaded train of limestone. Even at this early date, DMIR's image was fading fast.
R&N train QA-RG (Tamaqua to Reading) is backing their train into their track at Reading Yard.
The 1600 Minorca limestone accelerates past the abandoned Saginaw depot after meeting a southbound CN manifest.