DMIR 303 crosses I-35 as it brings an empty ore train from Duluth to Proctor, MN in May of 1992.
A trio of Missabe power awaits its next assignment at Proctor, MN. Units 303 and 316 are SDMs rebuilt from SD18s, while 209 is from DMIR's original order for SD38-2s, the last new units acquired b... (more)
DMIR weekly "Miscellaneous Range Freight" southbound near Keenan
Southbound All-rail near the junction switch to Keenan yard on its way from the mines at Mountain Iron MN
The DM&IR's main engine facility at Proctor. The portion of the roundhouse with the black roof was added in the early 1940s to accomidate the Missabe's massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones.
T-bird meet between at Largo.
Now retired SD-M 303 brings a empty crude ore train to United Taconite's Thunderbird Mine for loading.
DMIR 303 with sister 308 cross Hwy 7 into the Fairlane Taconite plant. As of April 10th 2008, CN has retired SD-M 303 and has been stripped of her horn and straight air items and is headed to Chi... (more)
The clouds parted as veteran rebuilt SD18 303 (192) and sister 308 lead a pair of SD38-2s and an IC SD40-2R northbound with 33 loads and 22 empties. Not impossible, but darn hard to get four maro... (more)
A stunning catch (for 2008) as the twice-weekly MRF departs Proctor with four (!) Missabe maroon and gold units on the point (303, 308, 215, 212) and IC 6006 trailing.
A Keenan Switch crew brings commercial traffic south through Grand Lake with two of the three remaining SDMs.
DMIR 303 leads the afternoon PRS as they shift 96 quads from Dock 6 to Lakehead for limestone loading.
The sun is literally and figuretively setting on these SDMs, but for now they still are earning their keep as they pull into United Taconite with crude ore loads.
Stealing softly through snow.
Kickin' up some fresh snow as it passes the last of the fall colors, an empty T-Bird train pulls through Iron Junction.