IC 6252, 6250, and 6254 thunder up Spirit Mountain with a train of empties from dock 6 in tow for Proctor. Local rumors say that this may be the last summer for the SD40's on the Missabe Range, bu... (more)
Increasingly rarer power drags empties up Proctor Hill.
There are only around 5 black IC SD40-3's left, with the majority being on the Missabe. As such, catching two together is a fairly rare thing!
A group of teenagers staying at the hotel seem to be impressed with the sound of the Proctor Road Switch pulling hard coming around the curve at Spirit Mountain on a perfect spring day.
Most people find this hotel to be an eyesore, but who knows when it will get torn down, or what it will look like in 50 years? Its too bad 2 mines are shutdown so no ore traffic moving the last fe... (more)
1500 PRS dragging commerical traffic back to Proctor.
This brings an amazing spring break to a close, in a perfect way! You see, I traveled all the way out to Pennsylvania and....
1500 PRS heading to the BNSF for commercial traffic.
A newcomer to the Missabe, B&LE #906 leads sister #909 and an IC unit down to the docks. Ok ok CN this was a pretty good consist. Just need a third BLE unit!
Of course they had the wrong leader! Spirit Mountain is the signature Missabe shot, and maybe because of that I have not spent much time here. It is the perfect place, however, to show off some ni... (more)
Limestone headed for the Minorca Taconite plant.
CN 5298, CN 5537, CN 5304 bring another cut of limestone up Proctor Hill.
Morning roadswitch eases ore loads down Proctor Hill for Duluth.
Looks can be deceiving! As the last maroon SD38-2 leads a large PRS down the hill, it appears the CAT's are bigger than the locomotives. Obviously not so. Kinda neat seeing all that heavy equipmen... (more)
A nice Father's Day present was Missabe 215 leading the 07:30 Proctor Roadswitch with a loaded ore train for Duluth. Only 215 and 403 remain in Missabe maroon.
The morning Proctor Roadswitch eases a train of United Taconite pellets down Proctor Hill.