DMIR 400 continues southbound with 8 miles to go till they reach Proctor.
DMIR 400 leads a loaded taconite ore train over the Whiteface River on its way to Protor and dock 6 in Duluth Minnesota for offloading.
A trio of SD40's (DMIR 400, BLE 903, DMIR 405) and 140 ore jennies head to Proctor, MN on a nice day.
A trio of SD40's (DMIR 400, BLE 903, DMIR 405) and 140 ore jennies seem small against the vast landscape of the Zim/Sax bog and the Bobby Aro Memorial Highway which is undergoing resurfacing.
Minntac pellets for Proctor, MN.
A trio of EMD's and 138 veteran DMIR ore jennies make their way south on the CN Missabe Sub with pellet loads from U.S. Steel Minntac to the yard at Proctor, MN.
An empty taconite train rounds the curve into the late afternoon sun as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.
DMIR 400 cruises through the wind whipped snow as they travel north from Two Harbors, MN with empties for U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
DMIR 400 north fights barely visible signals and snow packed switches as they continue the trek from Two Harbors to U.S. Steel, Minntac to load taconite pellets during the first snow of the season... (more)
The wind is whipping and the snow if flying across northern Minnesota as four tunnel motors and 145 ore cars roll north from Two Harbors back to U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
DMIR SD40T-3s 400, 407 and IC SD40-3 6251 lead an empty ore train towards Minntac for another load of pellets.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 leads a loaded iron ore train south on CN's Missabe Sub.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 leads a steamy train of ore loads south on the Missabe Sub between South Keenan and North Fairlane.