DM&IR 409, an ex-SP SD45T-2 rebuilt by VMV at Paducah, pulls taconite loads east towards Duluth, seen here at Adolph.
CN 5337 gets the light at Adolph and rolls north on the CN Missabe Sub for the trip up to the Iron Range and the Minorca mine with 50 cars of limestone. Just as they started pulling, a nice class... (more)
A three pack of Dash 8s, the leader being a standard cab, exit the scale track and enter the Missabe Subdivision at Adolph.
CN SD40u 6024 leads U716, an empty ore train headed for United Taconite in Forbes, MN, off of the scale tracks in Proctor in perfect light as it departs north.
DMIR 402 slows to a crawl as they approach Proctor Jct. and the end of the line at Proctor yard for this train.
RG 316 spent most of the day working the wye at Adolph, MN where the former DMIR main from Proctor to the Iron Range connects to the former Interstate Branch, now used as part of CN's Mainline int... (more)
DMIR 200 lead a trio of SD38s on an empty ore train rolling through Adolph, MN after leaving Proctor Yard. The train is headed north towards Keenan Yard and one of the Mesabi Range taconite operat... (more)
Some cold weather railroading as pair of big GE's pull a once stranded U-717 United Taconite train south towards Proctor after the original CN power for the train ( leader IC 6256) failed in the s... (more)
Taking the curve at Adolph, heading to Proctor Yard.
DMIR SD9 No. 162 leads a trio of SDs on an empty ore train out of Proctor, MN through Adolph, MN en route to the Missabe Iron Range. This location near Midway Road is just past the junction for Mi... (more)
As the last rays of light filter through, a trio of SD60s lead a load of limestone north out of Proctor on their way to Fairlane to be used in the production of taconite pellets.
A pair of IC ore pool SD40-3s lead GE 2104 north with a short 17-car MRF just out of Proctor. The dark clouds from a line of thunderstorms over Lake Superior complement the paint on 6251.
For years the DMIR #400 has escaped my glass in good light and leading, but I finally shot the class unit of the Missabe SD40-3's as #400 and sister #406 lug tac empties back to U-Tac for loading.
A colorful consist rolls a Proctor to Pokegma transfer south.
The 403 rounds the bend at Adolph with limestone empties returning from Minntac.