An empty limestone train leaves the siding at Alborn where it died the previous night.
Local from Two Harbors happened to be last Missabe train of the trip thankfully with a Missabe leader.
Clean DM&IR 412 leads 215 and 210 down across the scale at Proctor and into the yard with 136 loads of pellets on an early spring day.
A bridge built to handle the Missabe's mighty 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones echos under the weight of a pure maroon diesel consist in 2008.
A rare consist of three maroon Missabe units on a road train (freshly washed 412, 214, 200) departs proctor with 136 empties for United Taconite. It is very hard to get three solid Missabe units ... (more)
Returning limestone train enters the Proctor yard.
DM&IR 412 leads limestone empties around Beartrap curve en route to the Proctor Yard.
Lake effect snow gives winter a last burst in the Twin Ports as an ore load slowly moves over the scale track at Proctor.
One of the few remaining Missabe-painted 400s leads an empty ore train north for loading. The snow is fading fast.
Ah, well worth the wait on a cold wind-swept bridge as this solid set of Missabe maroon units (412, 212, 403) arrived at Proctor with Minntac limestone empties. It is very hard in 2008 to get th... (more)
DMIR 412 heads north towards the Iron Range with an train of empty ore cars. With the ongoing retirement of the Missabe maroon units, the chances of catching one leading a train on the main line... (more)
Untouched DMIR 412 leads a new kid on the block toward Fairlane where the train will load at Unitac and head back south to the docks.
One of the more interesting locomotive consists of 2008 on the former DM&IR leads a Unitac train across the scales at Proctor.
Loaded ore train from Unitac passes CN 5695 in the stub track.