The Keenan to Proctor local makes the turn south after passing under CN's Rainy Sub and working down toward Proctor Yard.
Just north of Duluth at Munger is where CN's former DW&P (Rainy Sub) crosses over their ex-DM&IR track (Missabe Sub). For years I have tried to capture an engine-over-engine shot here but given th... (more)
Taconite pellets can be found strewn all around the old Missable right of way, and this crossing is no different. A local heads north onto the Range with a trio of EMDs.
Some of the SD60's have joined the Iron Range power pool. These trio of SD60's seemed to be used alot on the limestone trains from Duluth to Minntac Mine at Mt. Iron. Here an empty heads back to P... (more)
War worn ore jennies reflect the glint of an early fall sunset off their converted journal bearing trucks as they bend north on the former DM&IR road to collect another load of taconite pellets.
A pair of new 2800's haul the daily Winnipeg Symington, MB - Superior, WI freight through Munger.
CN 2886 + CREX 1305 pull 341's train onto the Missabe Sub
The last hour of sunlight brings a golden hue over the Missabe Sub as this northbound ore empty heads west through the tiny town of Munger.
A pair of new ES44ACs head into the warm afternoon sun with a long 148-car A439. The trees are starting to show some decent color in northern Minnesota.
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.
Limestone loads heading north through Munger on the old DM&IR behind a colorful assortment of IC and CN power.
CN 6261, a former Burlington Northern/Illinois Central SD40-2, leads Unitac loads through Munger on the old DM&IR.
The mighty 403 lead an empty limestone train under the former DW&P at Munger, MN.
While not "rare", the odds of getting two consecutively numbered tunnel motors alone on a train are pretty low. This train is an ode to the Missabe, as two tunnel motors and 116 cars were the norm... (more)
Ecelectic consist rolls south with empty cars used for limestone service.