DMIR 400 and IC 6259 hustle T-bird loads south on a puffy cloud filled late afternoon.
SD38 205 and SD38-2 211 struggle with 97 loads over a short crest in the mainline at Keenan.
DMIR 201 leads sister 200 into the yard at Fairlane with a loaded T-Bird for the United Taconite Plant. Both units are running on borrowed time as only 15 maroon units remain.
SD38 201 leads 201 into Fairlane with a loaded T-Bird. As of this day, the Missabe fleet was down to 15 maroon units, with more on the chopping block. Who knows how long will 200 and 201 will la... (more)
SD38AC 201 rolls through Iron Junction with at T-Bird at sunset. The temperature had dropped down to -15, but with the wind (and standing in the shade) it felt much colder.
At last light, SD38AC 201 leads sister 200 into the yard at Fairlane with a loaded T-Bird bound for the United Taconite Plant. Both units - and all Missabe maroon units - are running on borrowed ... (more)
A pair of Missabe SD38s take the diverging route to Fairlane with a loaded crude ore train.
The 214 and 223 get a loaded crude ore train up to a high enough speed to blow dust from the cars as the train nears Nomi.
The 214 and 223 depart the Thunderbird Mine crude ore loadout and head towards the processing plant at Fairlane with 97 loads. In the distance another crude ore train waits to be loaded.
Two SD38s bring a T-Bird empty north through Iron Jct. for loading at the Thunderbird North Mine.
Ex-DM&IR SD-M 317 leads a loaded train of crude taconite ore under the highway 37 overpass south of Iron Junction.