A DM&IR ore train from the Thunderbird North mine is southbound late in the afternoon behind an SD38-2 and EMD SDM 308.
DMIR main top of Proctor Hill near Proctor
As last night's rain clouds are pushed into Wisconsin, the day's work begins at Proctor yard.
DMIR 211 puts on a smoke show on an afternoon that the sun played peek a boo behind the clouds.
E-Lead spans the entire right side of Proctor Yard. So many cars are being moved through here that they just built a new secondary Yard Office off to the right near the vehicles, specifically for ... (more)
Winter arrived this week with 5 inches of snow Thanksgiving evening and temps around zero this morning. The low morning sun gives this image a cold feel.
I feel so lucky to be able to watch pairs of SD38-2's, the last true Missabe units, still working together in 2011, albeit in different paint.
DM&IR 211 former ISO 9002 sits in the wheel shop/ heavy repair area at CN's Woodcrest shop. After sitting in the deadline for several months 211 was brought out of storage for reactivation, a mino... (more)
A nice power set handles ore loads for dumping in Duluth. Repainted Missabe SD38-2s 211 and 212 sandwich Bessemer 900. Sister B&LE 904 is expected in Proctor shortly after being reassigned to the... (more)
DMIR 211,407,222 head south with loads for the Duluth dock at Keenan.
DM&IR 211,407,222 are on the way to Proctor with a loaded train of pellets on a nice August morning.
Early evening light highlights the Proctor Roadswitch as it lifts 36 ore cars loaded with limestone up the "ramp" in the shadow of ore dock 6 in Duluth.
Duluth, MN has such an old industrial feel to it. There are so many old buildings and industrial remnance. The ore docks and grain silos are located through out the harbor. Most of the area almost... (more)
A lone pine stands out from the fog.
The headlamps are even having a hard time cutting through this thick fog.