I see some IC at United taconite as IC 6264 pulls 140 loads of taconite pellets out of the yard and head down the CN Missabe sub while IC 6252 in charge of empties to head back to the mine to load... (more)
A trio of SD40's (DMIR 400, BLE 903, DMIR 405) and 140 ore jennies head to Proctor, MN on a nice day.
A trio of SD40's (DMIR 400, BLE 903, DMIR 405) and 140 ore jennies seem small against the vast landscape of the Zim/Sax bog and the Bobby Aro Memorial Highway which is undergoing resurfacing.
DMIR 406 runs along the Missabe Sub and the wide open spaces through the Zim/Sax bog back to Proctor, MN on a Friday afternoon.
A 138 car string of veteran DMIR ore cars led by a trio of SD40-3's pull off the yard track at United Taconite and make the south turn on the CN Missabe Sub headed back to Proctor, MN while IC 625... (more)
IC 6264 gets the green signal to head back to Proctor, MN with taconite pellets as IC 6252 will wait for them to clear before heading back to the mine to load more rock.
Running south down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite during a snow event.
After loading pellets at United Taconite, CN 5338 is underway down the CN Missabe Sub heading to the yard at Proctor, MN.
A shiny new member to the CN ore pool on the Iron Range, CN 2015's train is loaded out at United Taconite but problems with the trailing unit will delay their departure back to Proctor until after... (more)
Always nice to see one leading since there are only three former DMIR 400-series tunnel motors currently working for CN in northeastern Minnesota.
DMIR 409 along with IC 6252 pull taconite loads from United Taconite and within a few more feet hit the CN Missabe sub for the run down to Proctor, MN.
Sailing along the CN Missabe sub with fresh baked taconite pellets for the yard at Proctor, MN.
Departing for Proctor, MN
With fresh snow falling , a trio of DMIR EMD's led by DMIR 409 is getting ready to depart United Taconite for Proctor with fresh baked taconite pellets that will be bound for the dock at Duluth, M... (more)
Getting ready to depart United Taconite for Proctor with fresh baked taconite pellets that will be bound for the dock at Duluth, MN.