Southbound DMIR taconite train passing through Iron Junction in late afternoon.
DMIR 404 is seen shoving a small ore train onto Dock 6 in Duluth. Just to the right of Dock 6 is the abandoned Dock 5. Back in its hay day, Dock 5 set a record for itself by loading 60 boats with ... (more)
A cut of limestone loads are being shuffled around under Lake Superiors largest ore dock. Three SD40 variants hustle the cars around under the massive structure.
A pair of DMIR tunnel motors led a taconite load out of the plant at Mountain Iron
DMIR SD40T-2 #404, DMIR SD40T-2 #409, and CN SD40-2W #5338 lead a taconite train through Proctor, MN towards the ore docks in Duluth, MN. Photo taken 2/13/19.
DMIR 404 and crew hustle ore loads from U.S. Steel, Minntac along the CN Iron Range Sub at Ramshaw on a great summer morning heading for the docks at Two Harbors, MN.
Code line and taconite pellets. DMIR 404 leads a EMD quartet and 144 cars of taconite pellets out of Iron Jct. and onto the CN Iron Range Sub heading for Two Harbors, MN with their product made ... (more)
On this day in 1893, at approximately 5:19 p.m., for the first time a load of iron ore mined from the Merritt’s Iron Mountain Mine along the Mesabi Iron Range arrived in Duluth with ten cars pulle... (more)
The aftermath of a rain squall mists north of the scales as former Missabe tunnel motor leads limestone cars into Proctor yard.
While tunnel motor 404 lurks overhead, the pride of the Missabe's navy, the Edna G, rests at its pier. The steam powered tug was retired in 1981 and is open for tours in the shadow of the docks it... (more)
Went wide here as pellets for Two Harbors roll down the hill. A few miles later engine troubles would bring this train to a crawl and they would limp into Allen Jct. to await rescue.
A U-789 loaded at the west load out pocket at U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant travels through Sparta on the CN Iron Range Sub. on the way to Two Harbors, MN.
Even though the docks are silent, taconite still moves 24/7 in Two Harbors.
Southbound U-Tac loads roll south for the dock at Duluth.