CN installed this equipment and it's designed to detect uneven track (soft spots) that might cause loaded ore cars to derail. There is this old ore car that works out of Proctor and a new car wit... (more)
An empty ore train rolls north on the CN Missabe Sub with a planned loading at United Taconite.
CN 6024 running as U-716 north pulls into the United Taconite Fairlane plant at Forbes for the purpose of loading 144 ore cars with taconite pellets before heading back to the yard at Proctor.
An empty pellet train waits in the A yard at Proctor for a crew and a call time before departing for United Taconite to load taconite pellets.
After tying onto the string of empties and the air test, DMIR 403 departs Proctor yard for United Taconite's Fairlane facility to load.
DMIR 403 rumbles north with empties on the CN Missabe Sub after departing Proctor yard bound for a northern Minnesota taconite mine for loading.
Shortly after leaving the yard at Proctor, DMIR 403 races north at track speed up the Missabe Sub. with a string of ore behind them heading to United Taconite to load.
A bit of wide angle lens play makes the 407 appear much larger than little brother SD38-2 212. Both are Missabe veterans, with 407 tracing its original birthright back to 1976 as SSW 9278 (SP) and... (more)
CN 6261, a former Burlington Northern/Illinois Central SD40-2, leads Unitac loads through Munger on the old DM&IR.
An -Burlington Northern/Illinois Central SD40 leads Unitac loads south towards Proctor near Saginaw, Minnesota.
With 403 hiding CN-painted sister 404 this train looks like the Missabe of old.
Crews exchange greetings as an empty limestone train passes a stopped empty ore train north of Proctor.
Typical spring in northeastern Minnesota as this empty ore train heads north for another load from United Taconite.
As snow falls the Proctor Switch with a pair of former Missabe units moves cars into the yard while an empty ore train prepares to depart. Cleaning switches is the "Air Forced 1" truck. Of interes... (more)