A gorgeous day with a somber mood, the #215 wouldn't last on this job much longer, replaced by IC SD40-3's not long after this was taken. Once replaced, the #215 would never return to Two Harbors.... (more)
I wanted to take a moment and look at a timewhen the clock turned back. After the maroon purge between 2006-2008, in which 38 DM&IR units were either sold, scrapped or repainted, it was very rare ... (more)
Still wearing her maroon and gold colors, DMIR 215 and repainted sister DMIR 211 switch cars on the E-lead job at Proctor yard and a nice Sunday evening.
A pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s switch Proctor yard on a crisp -5F morning. The calm conditions have allowed a temperature inversion to trap steam from freshly baked taconite pellets close to the g... (more)
DMIR 215, the last maroon SD38-2 is in good company at Proctor, MN with the last SD45-2T (SD40-3) in maroon, DMIR 403, as well as Dash 8-40CW CN 2172. None of these locomotives were purchased new ... (more)
DMIR SD38-2s 215 and 212 are together at Proctor Diesel Shops, Proctor, MN. They are set up to handle switching duties. No. 215 is the last active SD38-2 in maroon paint.
DMIR 215, an SD38-2 rests at Proctor near the diesel shops. The unit is the last example of Missabe's arrowhead scheme applied to a unit bought new by the railroad. This was the final unit of thei... (more)
For me, this was one of the most rewarding days shooting I have ever had. I have waited since I got into photography in 2009 to shoot a true pair of Missabe engines together and once the 215 was p... (more)
2003 or 2015, can you tell? Looks like a rail train departing Proctor Yard to me...
To my knowledge the first time the last two maroon engines have been paired up since 2010, and the first time... (more)
A rare combination finds the last two DM&IR-painted/lettered units assigned together on the E-Lead Switch at Proctor on a rainy morning. This assignment is typically handled by SD38-2s 211, 212 an... (more)
Last of maroon and gold SD38s set to get underway with U-717 in tow.
Flyover view of Proctor Yard.
This used to all be ore...
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)
The last DMIR painted SD38-2 hustles limestone empties south.