After executing the perfect meet at the former DWP yard at Virginia with it's counterpart L567, DMIR 405 is rolling along towards their next stop for work at Keenan yard before going on to Proctor... (more)
A couple of days before a snowstorm would hit the skies are sunny and bright as this train heads for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite.
Leaving the U.S. Steel Minntac property behind with loads of taconite pellets with the next stop scheduled for the yard at Proctor, MN.
DMIR 405 leading the way back to Proctor with taconite loads.
CN's L568 comes down the siding at the former DWP yard after meeting their northbound counterpart which is taking the signal on the other end of the yard to continue heading to Ranier, MN. DMIR 40... (more)
Unfortunately for us the one pellet trains we chased alot wasn't in the best condition. The 405 is shows some signs of age as she leads this U-Tac train back to Proctor on the Missabe. The Missabe... (more)
An U-Tac load is heading back to Proctor with 140 loads of pellets out of Fairlane bound for the Duluth Docks. The train is southbound on the CN Missabe Sub.
With stone loads in tow, CN U714 rolls through the swampland outside of Mountain Iron, Minnesota behind a pair of SD40T-3's bracketing an SD40-3 and a C40-8. The train is now on the Minntac Sub as... (more)
U717's train departs Fairlane with loaded iron ore pellets for Proctor/Duluth.
An empty ore train pulls into Fairlane to load at United Taconite.
U717's train is getting up to track speed having departed United Taconite at Fairlane only a few minutes ago.
DMIR SD40T-3 405 gets 141 loads of iron ore on the move out of UTAC at Fairlane, about to enter the Missabe Sub for a run to Proctor.
The clouds and fog briefly open up for the Proctor arrival of U713 pellet loads from Minntac.
The afternoon PRS crew takes a loaded Utac train down to the dock.
Loads head northbound on the Missabe Sub past the old DMIR depot in Saginaw, where a junction and diamond with the DNE was once located. The recent rainfall provided a reflection shot on this morn... (more)