DM&IR 215 leads a T-Bird south towards the Fairlane plant with 98 loads of raw taconite on a perfect late fall afternoon.
What would be my first trip to Missabe country, this would be my first and only taste of true Missabe action as this would be the only Maroon SD38 set I had saw.... to this day almost all of the M... (more)
Under clear blue skies, 304 heads north through Iron Jct.
Southbound T-bird heads to Fairlane.
Empties from Two Harbors heading to Mt.Iron.
Local from Two Harbors happened to be last Missabe train of the trip thankfully with a Missabe leader.
A loaded T-Bird gets a green as it overtakes it's empty partner on double track on the way back to the mine. The trailing unit is DMIR 308, which is now the last remaining SDM on the CN roster. Th... (more)
Missabe 413 leads two repainted sisters south towards Proctor with empty limestone cars from Minntac.
The replacement of Missabe units with IC SD40-3s continues. Here 6258 leads Missabe SD38-2 No. 210 towards Fairlane with ore loads.
The days of solid maroon on T-birds has come to an end.
Repainted CN/DMIR 408 leads a pellet train south on the Iron Range Sub. just about to cross the Ramshaw diamond intersection of the former DW&P railroad now the CN also.
Retired DMIR 419 leads a four unit Missabe maroon consist on an afternoon limestone train from Minntac. The cold temps prevented some of the cars from dumping at Minntac so they will be returned ... (more)
DM&IR 316 leads a crude ore train under the Hwy 37 overpass on it's way to United Taconite in Forbes.
Big shiny new CN train on the Missabe.
A CN core train passes a CN ore train on the Missabe.