DMIR 404 is seen shoving a small ore train onto Dock 6 in Duluth. Just to the right of Dock 6 is the abandoned Dock 5. Back in its hay day, Dock 5 set a record for itself by loading 60 boats with ... (more)
A cut of limestone loads are being shuffled around under Lake Superiors largest ore dock. Three SD40 variants hustle the cars around under the massive structure.
The sun has long since set but the show must go on. A Proctor Road Switch crew works on dumping their train with the help of the dock crew while the Mesabi Miner takes on a load of iron ore pellet... (more)
While CN is currently removing Bessemer units from their home rails out east, Bessemer 909 continues to operate on former DM&IR rails.
DMIR 402, DMIR 403 and DMIR 408 sit on the curve for the approach to the CN dock 6 and stare at a red signal, waiting to return to Proctor yard with the empties.
The old girl lives! DMIR 403 has been through a lot this year already. Involved in a wreck at Fairbanks earlier this year and at the time it's fate was unknown. CN brass decided to repair it and... (more)
After coming down the hill from Proctor with 144 loads of taconite pellets, the crew has run around the train and tied back on so the conductor and his partner make the walk back to the dock while... (more)
It's officially spring but there is still plenty of ice in the harbor as Minnesota experiences a colder than normal spring. The shipping season is well underway though as two ships and one train ... (more)
The Proctor Road Switch crew shoves loads of taconite pellets out on the dock as a ship takes on the cargo. Across the bay, a BNSF coal train dumps their loads at the MERC facility. Business is ... (more)
The Proctor Road Switch cuts off the twenty eight loads of limestone they just brought up the hill from Duluth and head back towards the diesel house for the next assignment inside a once again bu... (more)
The Proctor Road Switch climbs out of Duluth with twenty eight loads of limestone from Lakehead storage bound for Proctor Yard.
My 2008 photography draws to a close with a clean 400 leading CN 6262 and B&LE 909 and 29 limestone loads as they clear the plant at Collingwood.
A trio of rebuilt tunnel motors have 136 loads under control as the approach Dock #6.
Typical Proctor Road Switch power pulls a long string of side dumps down from Missabe JCT, which will be spotted at the Lakehead facility for loading.
A matched trio of SD38s shoves a cut of ore cars loaded with chips onto the west of Dock 6 after retrieving the cars from the Lakehead storage facility.