A crude ore train dumps at the Eveleth Taconite plant on a bitter cold day (-37F was the low, -14F was the high).
Missabe's first rebuild leads a pair of unrebuilt sisters and a healthy cut of ore cars up Proctor Hill and out of a fog shrouded Duluth.
Long before the CN merger, single tracking the hill, all the motels, gas stations and Mickey D's, Boundary Road was a great spot for shooting DM&IR action. The second SD9 rebuild 301 leads 2 unreb... (more)
Veteran SD-M 301 leads an SD38 and SD40-3 downgrade towards Duluth with empty limestone side dump cars.
Very nice looking DM&IR SD-M 301, in almost perfect condition paint, makes a rare appearance on IC territory at Homewood. 301 is one of 5 remaining SD-Ms operating and it recently has received a y... (more)
Power laying over between use.
DMIR 301, the first SD9 rebuilt by DMIR in 1979, returns from Minntac to Biwabik where a new crew will take over for the run to Two Harbors. This trackage through McKinley has since been abandoned... (more)
DMIR 301 and 316 bring raw material from the Thunderbird mine to the pellet plant at Fairlane.
With its headlights piercing through thick fog, veteran SD-M 301 leads two sisters on a Proctor Roadswitch job to South Itasca.
A look inside Missabe SD-M 301, nee SD18 # 174.
DMIR 301 goes back to the barn
A Keenan Switch motive power set assists two SD40-3s on a loaded taconite train bound for Two Harbors. One of the tunnel motors wasn't running right, hence the assist.
Two SD-M's await their next assignment at 1:32 PM.