DM&IR 215 on a "coal drag". The Keenan Switch crews take 40 cars of coal, loaded from the Decker mine in Montana and brought to Keenan Yard by the BNSF, to the Laskin Energy plant near Hoyt Lakes... (more)
CN 2280 heads south through Iron Jct MN to travel the Missabe Sub towards Duluth MN.
DM&IR and crew pass through Iron, MN on the way to Two Harbors, MN. This train represents half the remaining maroon of the former Missabe now owned by CN.
Heading towards United Taconite's Fairlane pellet plant with more iron ore from the mine.
Retired DMIR 214 sits at Keenan Yard, waiting to be moved off the Missabe.
After departing Largo, DM&IR 210 makes a solo run between United Taconite's coarse crusher and the Fairlane pellet plant ten miles to the south during a Minnesota snowfall.
DM&IR 210 leads 36 loads of raw taconite south towards the United Taconite plant on a cold afternoon. The train is 96 cars total but a problem at the mine's coarse crusher preventing them from lo... (more)
One of only four remaining Missabe SD38-2's, DM&IR 215 leads a T-Bird train south on a cold and clear Minnesota afternoon. The temperature never got above zero today with a wind chill in the -20 ... (more)
B&LE 909 (assigned to the DM&IR) heads east at Iron Junction for Two Harbors with a train of pellets from Minorca.
The last of its breed on the DMIR/CN - rebuilt SD18 No. 308 (177) muscles 40 empty BN coal cars back to Keenan from the power plant at Laskin (Hoyt Lakes).
A classic lineup of Missabe SD38-2s 214 and 205 lead a southbound loaded T-Bird through the signals at the south end of Iron Junction on its way to the plant at Forbes.
The many colors of CN. Maroon DM&IR 210 leads a southbound limestone train along with a repainted into CN colors former Missabe unit and a black Illinios Central unit.
At a temp. of zero, DM&IR 215 and DM&IR 211 team up to lead a T-Bird south on the Missabe Sub on a cold winter day. Probably not the first time these two have been paired together since both are ... (more)
A temp. of -5, winds of 20+ MPH and 10 inches of snow on the ground so far, the crew of an all-rail train parks their train and seeks the refuge of the van after having died on hours.
Proudly on the point, DM&IR 403 leads a partially empty limestone train south a perfect late fall afternoon.