This late evening look inside the DMIR Proctor shops finds 1967 scheme DMIR 142, a Phase 3 SD9 in the company of SD38ACs, an SD18 and an SDM. By this time it was becoming more difficult to find th... (more)
A nice sampling of EMD power on a cool spring day.
DMIR 166, a phase 4 SD9, resists the temptation of the newer arrowhead scheme while waiting with a mix of SD18s, other SD9s and SD38ACs for its next assignment. The yellow vertical stripe on the n... (more)
A Proctor Hill dock run gets underway with SD38ACs 207 and 203 paired up as it crosses the public crossing at the east end of Proctor yard. The train will descend Proctor Hill and exchange its loa... (more)
Both of the remaining Missabe maroon and gold units still operating on their home rails pass at the north end of Proctor yard after a morning dusting of snow. DM&IR 403 was on a loaded United Taco... (more)
Empty side dump cars from a CN (DMIR) limestone train sit just a few yards from the road I'm standing on, having derailed off the bridge (left) the night before. The falling snow just adds to the ... (more)
Three of the six units damaged in the head-on collison between two ore trains on September 30 rest at Lauren, just south of Highland, waiting to be scrapped on-site.
UH That'll Do! The sometimes not so glamorous side of railroading and some of the things that can happen. Here is what happens when the load out chute of a taconite pellet bin fails to close dur... (more)
The DM&IR's main engine facility at Proctor. The portion of the roundhouse with the black roof was added in the early 1940s to accomidate the Missabe's massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones.
The Proctor Roadswitch departs Rices Point light engine after having delivered interchange. The BNSF units on the right are making up the evening's Duluth Transfer for a return to Superior and wi... (more)
Where else can you get the DMIR, BLE, SP, CNW, STEELCO & WC all in the same shot but Larry's?
One side of the locomotive is lettered for the DM&IR and the other for the Union RR, luckily the DM&IR side was the one that was lit. The tracks in the distance is NS's line through Greenville.