B&LE 903 and 909, assigned to the former DM&IR, power an empty 132-car ore train through fresh snow en route to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant.
Nice sound as three non-turbo SD38 models move a loaded Minntac train towards Proctor. Just enough moisture in the air to make steam off the taconite pellets.
Fresh from the paint booth, 408 leads a sister (400) and an SD38 (202) north with limestone looads for Minntac. There are now 5 former Missabe units repainted (400-402, 404, 408).
M-345 heads north over the Missabe.
Side-dump cars with limestone heads up to the range.
Two SD38-2s, 210 and 213, (built 3/75), and SD-M 316 (ex-SD18 186, built 4/60) pull hard on limestone loads bound for Minorca at 1527, just as the sun FINALLY popped out on the engines and the fal... (more)
Ore loads head for Proctor.
A loaded train of Fairlane pellets with increasingly rare power up front glides past the fall colors.
Taking empties back to Proctor with a backdrop of fall color.
Afternoon ore empties (136 cars) for United Taconite head north for loading on a perfect late summer day in NE Minnesota.
The afternoon limestone loads for Minntac accelerate under the DW&P overpass at the hamlet of Munger, just north of Duluth/Proctor.
The twice-weekly MRF charges north with hoppers filled with bentonite clay for the mines.
One of the remaining active WC SD45s (ex-NP) leads a rail train north on the former DM&IR.
Limestone loads head for Minntac with a pair of SD38s and SD-Ms for power.
Empty Fairfield headed north on DM&IR tracks at Munger