DMIR 406 departs Proctor Yard with a train of ore empties.
A CN local returns to Proctor Yard behind a DMIR tunnel motor and CN Dash 8, passing by a loaded taconite train waiting to head down to the docks.
A few weeks before my move, another gorgeous fall day came around and it was business as usual on the Iron Range of Minnesota, as pellets for Two Harbors come steaming out of the plant.
Empties for the Minorca mine slow to take the siding at Jones to meet loads coming south from the Minntac mine.
A northbound empty taconite train headed to the Minorca mine for loading makes it's way past the old signals that once protected the EVTAC mines south crusher tracks along the CN Iron Range Sub. n... (more)
DMIR 406, CN 5349 and BLE 909 rest outside of the Proctor Shops awaiting an assignment.
After leaving their loads at Proctor, U711's power runs light down the hill to rescue an underpowered and stalled PRS.
Proctor pool power idles outside of the shops.
Due to bridge work in Duluth in 1999 the Missabe used its trackage rights over the North Shore Scenic Railroad and ran light engines from Two Harbors to Duluth to pick up seven freight cars. Here... (more)
Three road units off a Minntac ore train have come to the rescue of a Proctor Roadswitch with two units that stalled on the 2.2% of Proctor Hill with ore empties.
Taconite loads from United Taconite for Duluth docks
Empties from Two Harbors rolls into Biwabik heading back for the mines.
A train loaded at United Taconite Plant at Fairlane, MN, heads back to Duluth, MN. The CN still has alot of older SD40's type working the Iron Range. This is the place to go to see older CN power,... (more)