The Proctor Road Switch crew shoves their train out onto the CN dock 6 for dumping. In the foreground of the docks is Wade Stadium. The stadium was built in 1941 and holds 4,200 people and is th... (more)
A massive cloud of fugitive dust rises as an ore train dumps into the dock while the Canadian Steamship Line's vessel Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin loads. CN does have a water deluge system on the appro... (more)
Freshly washed B&LE 903 leads DM&IR 403 and sister 900 up Proctor Hill with Lake Superior in the distance.
A loaded limestone train has just crested the 2.2 percent grade of Proctor Hill behind a trio of ex-C&NW C40-8 GEs.
Not a great place to suffer a derailment. A light power set running around its ore train on the approach to Dock 6 had the lead truck of 6252 derail at a crossover, fortunately at slow speed. This... (more)
A Proctor roadswitcher brings Fairlane loads down the hill towards the docks in Duluth.
A loaded limestone train for Minntac passes by an ore train waiting to dump on the dock in West Duluth.
Ore loads head for the Duluth docks behind a trio of vintage EMD road units.
A & Dub's drive-in wasn't open yet so I couldn't order my favorite Hunter Burger, but their orange seating fit right in with the trio of Bessemer 900s working on the approach to CN's Duluth ore do... (more)
A trio of second-hand SD60s begin their descent of Proctor Hill with 45 empty ore cars that will be loaded with limestone in Duluth. The rock will be added to taconite pellets at the Minorca plant... (more)
A nice catch in 2014 is this trio of road units wearing the safety stripe scheme that was common in the late 1970s through the 1980s.
While the Proctor Road Switch crew spot loaded ore cars above, the dock crew works on dumping and filling the James R. Barker with taconite pellets down below.
Wet and heavy snow blowing sideways never makes for a good day to be doing ground work (or trying to keep your lens dry). Here a Proctor Roadswitch arrives with a train of ore empties from Duluth ... (more)
A Proctor snowplow waits for a Roadswitch job to clear before continuing on its sanding rounds.
A Proctor Roadswitch eases towards the ore docks in Duluth with a loaded train.