The CN lashup of the decade??? EJE 672, CN 5356, DMIR 403 are together for the Thunder Bay yard job. The set has since been split into two. When I first heard of this, I thought it was a dream!
DMIR 403 pulling ore empties north from Two Harbors back to a mine for reloading. Shortly after this shot over two years ago she suffered a cracked block but was repaired and departed the MEI sho... (more)
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range EMD SD40-3 No. 403, a rebuilt former Southern Pacific SD45T-2 Tunnel Motor, leads a Canadian National taconite ore empty as it hustles past milepost 6 north of Waldo n... (more)
A pretty stellar consist for the 1100 Thunder Bay Yard Job heads across the city light power. DMIR 403, CN 5351, DMIR 407
The 1100 Thunder Bay yard heads towards the Mission with three tankcars for McAshpalt and a dozen empty flatcars for the Resolute mill.
As the daylight for the summer solstice 2019 comes to an end, a flashback to a as cold as it looks afternoon on December 29th 2017 as DMIR 403 leads steaming taconite pellets out of U.S. Steel Min... (more)
A quad set of EMD's race north with their train travelling on the CN Iron Range Sub heading for U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant for loading.
Maroon locomotives and Missabe ore cars at Proctor yard. The good old days.
The last Missabe painted tunnel motor leads empty limestone side dumps south on CN's Missabe Sub
DMIR 403, still wearing her Missabe era colors, runs north on the CN Missabe Sub for the mine. DMIR 403 debuted to the world as SP 9184 in 1972 and shortly after this photo, the she would suffer... (more)
After tying onto the string of empties and the air test, DMIR 403 departs Proctor yard for United Taconite's Fairlane facility to load.
DMIR 403 rumbles north with empties on the CN Missabe Sub after departing Proctor yard bound for a northern Minnesota taconite mine for loading.
Shortly after leaving the yard at Proctor, DMIR 403 races north at track speed up the Missabe Sub. with a string of ore behind them heading to United Taconite to load.
I was definitely not dressed for the bitter cold mixed with howling winds I experienced on the bridge waiting for this guy... guess the result was worth it though!
Loaded out and departing U.S. Steel Minntac with 144 cars of steaming taconite pellets bound for the yard at Two Harbors, MN.