The first snowfall of the season is on the ground in northern Minnesota as DM&IR 403 leads GT 6221 with 36 loads and six empties out of Keenan Yard and up to Shelton Jct. for interchange with CN. ... (more)
After leaving United Taconite's Fairlane plant the chase was on for the dozen or so railfans that took a break from the NRHS convention in Duluth and came up to the Iron Range to see the DM&IR 403... (more)
With temps near 90 ABOVE zero in northern Minnesota, the crew of DM&IR 403 has no A/C so they leave the door open for ventilation on the southbound trip to Proctor with pellet loads for the docks ... (more)
One of only two jobs scheduled on the former Missabe on this Saturday due to the mines being temporarily shut down due to soft demand for taconite in these hard economic times.
One of only two jobs scheduled on the former Missabe, the Keenan Switch returns towards the yard at Keenan after a pick up at Shelton Jct. Last year at this time there where twenty eight jobs sch... (more)
The last maroon tunnel motor leads a 14-car MRF north under Highway 33 on a nice spring day in northeastern Minnesota. As we approach the 5 year anniversary of CN's purchase of GLT, only 3 DM&IR ... (more)
An All-Rail BNSF pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac will end up at U.S. Steel Fairfield.
Illinios Central 6260 and DM&IR 215 lead a train of iron ore pellets south towards Proctor.
DM&IR 210 leads a train under the signals at Adolph and makes the final curve and approach to Proctor Yard and home.
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)
DM&IR 402 and Illinios Central 6252 ramp up their combined 6000 horsepower to track speed with steaming loads of iron ore pellets in tow.
B&LE 903 leads a loaded ore train south towards Proctor.
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).