Snow is falling lightly in Duluth as loads head for the dock.
Compared to the trip up from Proctor in the fog, the skies have now cleared nicely for IC 6261 as it leads a southbound taconite train from U.S. Steel, Minntac along the straight stretch of the CN... (more)
IC 6261 leads a northbound empty through the gloom and fog of a typical November day in Minnesota. The train is destined for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for loading.
CN 6261 sub lettered for IC pulls a train of Taconite thru Proctor yard on its way down to the dock.
A cold sunrise over Lake Superior as a yard crew uses a road set to position empty ore cars towards the outgoing.
An -Burlington Northern/Illinois Central SD40 leads Unitac loads south towards Proctor near Saginaw, Minnesota.
A Proctor Roadswitch is bringing limestone empties down to the Duluth docks in blizzard like conditions.Very odd to see a GE motor working the line from Proctor down to the docks.
A pair of SD40s have brought an empty train up from the dock in Duluth.
DM&IR 403 waits for a loaded ore train to clear part of its train in the yard.
An ore train eases towards the ore dock after another wet snowfall.
Empties for U-Tac struggle with engine problems as they thunder upgrade near Munger.
With some engine trouble, U717 slugs around the curve at Coons giving her all they got.
A trio of EMD SD40-3's keep the ore cars in check as they roll down grade from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant southward for Two Harbors.
Rare elephant style tac train heads north out of Allen Jct... unfortunate about all the new signal ugliness.
In a fairly rare move, the E-Lead Switch is using a single SD40-3, as she lives out her last summer.