One of only two remaining DM&IR units in maroon pulls and empty T-Bird back to the Thunderbird Mine.
While sister 8895 leads 140 BNSF ore cars north on the Missabe Subdivision sister 8811 shoves on the rear. This will be the second train to load at CN-served Minntac and deliver its train to BNSF'... (more)
CN 8895 leads 140 BNSF ore cars north on the Missabe Subdivision while sister 8811 shoves on the rear. This will be the second train to load at CN-served Minntac and deliver its train to BNSF's Al... (more)
In a strange move, CN 8895 leads 140 BN/BNSF empty hoppers and CN 8811 in DPU mode northward for loading at Minntac east. These cars will then be dumped at BNSF's Allouez taconite dock in Superio... (more)
A loaded BNSF all-rail ore train heads south on the former DMIR through Iron Juntion.
Although not rare, it is quite unusual to catch both of the B&LE tunnel motors assigned to the Missabe on a train together without a CN-painted unit in the consist. Here 903 and 909 lead an empty... (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)
Shave and a haircut! As soon as they saw Mel, both crew members jumped up and waved! Ive found crews are more friendly when you bring your girlfriend along.
Can't believe only two Maroon and Gold units remain...
One of two remaining DMIR units in maroon paint leads a train through Iron, MN and is about to pass under the HWY 37 overpass.
Last maroon '40 tugs a T-Bird towards Fairlane.
A mixed bag of CN power that now roams the former Missabe pull 58 somewhat empty limestone cars down the Missabe Sub. heading for Kelsey where they will die on hours.
Keenan Switch brings back one car from Noimi.
An All-Rail bound for Gary heads southbound after loading at U.S. Steel Minntac in Mountain Iron, MN. They called CN customer service to tell them load times and that they loaded 102 cars total. ... (more)