DMIR SD38AC no. 207 leads a train load of Thunderbird Mine taconite ore jennies through Iron Junction , Minnesota. This is likely a move of empties for reloading with raw ore for the plant.
A Proctor Hill dock run gets underway with SD38ACs 207 and 203 paired up as it crosses the public crossing at the east end of Proctor yard. The train will descend Proctor Hill and exchange its loa... (more)
SD38ACs DMIR 207 and 203 wait their turn to make another run down Proctor Hill with ore loads for the Duluth dock. Phase 4 SD9 DMIR 161 waits its assignment on the next track.
A loaded Minorca limestone train pulls hard on its way north through Iron Jct with DMIR 207, 416, 200 for power.
A loaded Minorca limestone train uses the former DW&P main line to access the Minorca plant. The train is seen here passing by the former DW&P yard at Virginia, MN.
An empty ore train holds the mainline while a loaded train takes the scale track at Highland north of Two Harbors.
An SD38 family portrait - from front to back SD38AC #207, SD38 #223, and SD38-2 #210.
A pair of veteran Missabe SD38s struggle with 96 loads of crude taconite for Fairlane. Temp on the Forbes detector was a balmy -9F by this time of the day.
A pair of DMIR SD38-2s are in run 8 and cruisin' south on the DMIR mainline en route to the Fairlane Taconite Plant.
A pair of DMIR's sharp looking SD38s head into the setting sun with raw ore loads from Thunderbird mine destined for Fairlane Taconite Plant a couple miles down the line.
The afternoon switch job pulls empty cars off the dumper track at the port of Two Harbors on Lake Superior.
Last rays of sun on the longest day illuminate the afternoon Proctor Roadswitch lugging 140 empty ore cars out of Duluth.
Engine 207 is waiting for assignment at the engine terminal at Proctor yard - notice the water standpipe still standing in 1976.
DMIR 207 pulls limestone loads north