EMD SD40-3 tunnel motors 413 and 412 are northbound with empties as seen from a pedestrian overpass.
Limestone train behind "classic" DMIR power.
Minntac loads heading south, with only seven miles to go before reaching Two Harbors.
Retired Missabe 413 sits near the yard office stripped of parts waiting for a trip to Homewood and an uncertain fate.
The waning days of the Missabe at Proctor.
413 leads pellet loads under Highway 33 en route to Proctor.
Loaded ore train from United Taconite passes under the former DW&P mainline, which will see the passing of Q-119 shortly after I took this shot.
Two of the three remaining maroon SD40-3 tunnel motors still on the roster idle at the diesel house waiting for their next assignment. 403 is the other maroon SD40-3.
Missabe 413 leads two repainted sisters south towards Proctor with empty limestone cars from Minntac.
One of only a handfull of the remaining maroon and gold SD40-3 leads an empty limestone train down the hill into Duluth. Spring is finally showing some signs of life near Lake Superior.
A Two Harbors to Minnorca empty leans into the bend at Fayal, MN, about two miles south of Iron Jct where the train will turn back north toward Minorca for loading.
A thunderstorm has cleared the air as a loaded ore train from Minntac slowly eases over the scales at Proctor Yard. Former B&LE 869 adds to the fall color.
A mismatched lashup drifts through the small interchange yard at Missabe Junction with a train of empty sidedumps that will be loaded at the CN Lakehead facility.
Escabana all-rail DMIR413+408+414; Minolta maxxum 7 + Fuji P100F
A Minntac ID train weaves through Hoyt Lakes, MN.