With an air temp of -10F this loaded taconite train rolls south at 30 mph towards Proctor as steam from the freshly baked pellets cascades off the ore cars and creates a moving cloud.
A southbound loaded pellet train out of United Taconite's Fairlane plant led by the last maroon Missabe tunnel motor on the CN roster puts on quite a show for the dozen plus railfans that made the... (more)
The only iron ore pellet train leaving the Iron Range today crosses over the Whiteface River at Kelsey, MN with 140 loads bound for Proctor, MN.
Southbound on the former DM&IR.
Local from Keenan yard to Proctor southbound.
Still proudly wearing its Missabe maroon and gold, 403 leads repainted sister 405 and unrepainted 412 south with limestone empties.
CN 2547 rolls south on the DM&IR main north of Alborn, MN. The temperature was -19 and wind chills were near -45.
Southbound Unitac loads for Proctor cross over the Whiteface River in -15F temps. DMIR 410 is one of only 15 maroon units remaining.
An underpowered 140-car Unitac ore load eases out of South Kelsey after meeting the 303 North.
Southbound Unitac loads for Proctor cross over the Whiteface River in downtown Kelsey.
Southbound Unitac loads for Proctor behind an SD40-3 and SD38-2 combo.
All three models remaining on the Missabe roster are represented by this consist approaching the small town of Kelsey.
BNSF ore detour for Keewatin Taconite rolls through the siding as its DPU GE is about to pass a waiting CN (DMIR) U-717 ore load holding the mainline.
Two former B&LE units assist a Missabe SD38-2 on ore load from United Taconite.