Sounding as good as they looked running down the CN Missabe for Proctor with a matched trio of DMIR marked EMD's leading the way.
DMIR 409, DMIR 404 and DMIR 402 pull loads of taconite pellets down the Missabe sub at Kelsey, MN. Elevation is rare at this location but thanks to a CN front end loader crew doing snow removal a... (more)
Rumbling across the Missabe era steel bridge spanning the Whiteface river at Kelsey along the Missabe sub heading back to the yard at Proctor, MN with 135 cars of taconite pellets.
A fairly rare color version of a DMIR logo on the side of an ore car.
On a drab, cold winter afternoon in northern Minnesota a taconite train from United Taconite crosses over the frozen Whiteface river as the travel to Proctor, MN.
There is snow on the ground and the river is still frozen. That's the reason this E-rail taconite train rolls over the still frozen Whiteface River in Kelsey, MN on it's way to Escanaba, MI to d... (more)
Another train of taconite pellets leaves the Iron Range of northern Minnesota bound for Proctor then Duluth and then a boat for a steel mill somewhere.
Sailing along at track spped, CN 6021 leads the fresh taconite pellets over the frozen Whiteface River as they continue southward for Proctor, MN.
CN 8895 leads 140 BNSF ore cars north on the Missabe Subdivision while sister 8811 shoves on the rear. This train is the second to load at CN-served Minntac and deliver its train to BNSF's Allouez... (more)
The CN SD60F, CN SD75I and a DM&IR SD40-3 pull 144 steaming loads and eight empties southbound down the Missabe Subdivision and a January afternoon with temps. near 30 degrees--above zero!
Southbound on the former DM&IR.
Loaded 140-car taconite train from United Taconite rolls south towards Proctor.
Misc. Road Freight southbound on the Missabe Division with 139/15.