During the first significant snowfall of the season for northern Minnesota, DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.
Frost on the grass and steam in the air as DM&IR 407 leads 141 loads of taconite pellets from Minntac's east load-out pocket to the yard at Proctor, MN on a crisp early fall morning.
One of the more recent units delivered from elsewhere to be used on the former Missabe, this B&LE unit provides some nice color to the winter landscape as it pulls 141 empty ore cars north from Pr... (more)
Recently arrived on the Missabe, B&LE 906 leads a wide carbody GE on ore empties headed to Minntac. Sister B&LE 904 is expected in Proctor shortly after being reassigned to the former Missabe and ... (more)
The DM&IR 403, the last Missabe maroon SD40-3 on the CN roster, makes any consist look good especially when it's leading. Here the crew throws a little exhaust into the air as they head south dow... (more)
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads down from Minntac.
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads south thru the woods of northern Minnesota heading for Proctor and ultimately the "coast" of the Duluth harbor
DM&IR 403 leads 136 loads of iron ore pellets over the St. Louis River bridge after leaving Minntac.
A loaded Minntac ore train thunders past the Keenan Switch in the siding at South Coons. All three of the remaining Missabe SD-Ms are in this shot (303/316 and 308).
One of the more interesting consists on the former Missabe in recent years (BLE 909, IC 6006, DMIR 308) roll a loaded ore train south for Proctor on a crisp -6F morning.
B&LE 903 and 909, assigned to the former DM&IR, power an empty 132-car ore train through fresh snow en route to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant.