A rare unit, EMD SD38AC 200, leads an SD40-3 and another SD38AC on a train of empty ore jennies from Proctor to the ore docks in Duluth. There were only 15 of this model built and DM&IR had eight ... (more)
A trio of DMIR SD38s are ready for their next assignment at Proctor, MN. The 203 is one of Missabe's original SD38AC acquisitions bought new from EMD. The 200 was originally Bessemer & Lake Erie 8... (more)
DMIR 200 lead a trio of SD38s on an empty ore train rolling through Adolph, MN after leaving Proctor Yard. The train is headed north towards Keenan Yard and one of the Mesabi Range taconite operat... (more)
Back in the days when maroon and gold roamed the Iron Range in abundance.
SD38AC 201 rolls through Iron Junction with at T-Bird at sunset. The temperature had dropped down to -15, but with the wind (and standing in the shade) it felt much colder.
At last light, SD38AC 201 leads sister 200 into the yard at Fairlane with a loaded T-Bird bound for the United Taconite Plant. Both units - and all Missabe maroon units - are running on borrowed ... (more)
DM&IR 200 leads a crude ore train under the Hwy 37 overpass on it's way to United Taconite in Forbes, MN.
Solid maroon (DMIR 200, 215 and 210) crossing the Cloquet River under the last rays of late afternoon sun. Minutes prior this scene was cloudy.
Typical Proctor Road Switch power pulls a long string of side dumps down from Missabe JCT, which will be spotted at the Lakehead facility for loading.
A loaded ore train arrives at Duluth after decending the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill.
After stopping under Interstate 35, DMIR 200 begins it trip down the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill with 140 ore loads.
DMIR 200 leads the afternoon Proctor Roadswitch with 140 ore loads out of Proctor.
The clouds and rain have cleared in time for the afternoon Proctor Roadswitch to be caught easing 140 ore loads out of Proctor for Duluth.
The Proctor Roadswitch departs Rices Point light engine after having delivered interchange. The BNSF units on the right are making up the evening's Duluth Transfer for a return to Superior and wi... (more)