Duluth Missabe and Iron Range SD9 167 moving through Proctor Yard August 1968. The 167 was built in April 1959 and rebuilt into SD-M 317 in 1990. Note the vertical yellow stripe in the center of t... (more)
Duluth Missabe and Iron Range SD9 170 resting at the Proctor Diesel House August 1985. The 170 was built in April 1959. The Missabe relied heavily on SD9 roadswitchers from the 50s to the 90s and ... (more)
Duluth Missabe and Iron Range C630 903 at Proctor MN June 1974. The 903 was built as Union Pacific 2903 in May 1966 and retired by the UP in November 1973. Picked up by the power short Missabe in ... (more)
Ore loads are headed to Proctor. In the consist are 2 SD9's in original paint.
DMIR 163 brings a loaded train of taconite thru Biwabik, MN in September of 1987. Only one track is left in this area now.
DMIR 317, an SDM rebuilt from an SD9, idles at DMIR's Proctor engine facilities along with DMIR 418, a former Seaboard Coastline SD45-2 which has been rebuilt into an SD40-3.Missabe had two former... (more)
Duluth Missabe and Iron Range C630 902 resting at N. Fond Du Lac WI April 1976. The 902 is on it's way to Cartier Mining Railway in Quebec and is being forwarded by the Soo Line to presumably Chic... (more)
Southbound DMIR taconite train passing through Iron Junction in late afternoon.
We're stopped on the Menominee River bridge on train 255 just south of the Grand Avenue interlocker home signal. We're being held for an inbound Lacrosse Division train. In the photo standing in f... (more)
EMD SD40-3 tunnel motors 413 and 412 are northbound with empties as seen from a pedestrian overpass.
EMD SD40-3 tunnel motors 414 and 403 are southbound towards Two Harbors with a taconite train.
A rare unit, EMD SD38AC 200, leads an SD40-3 and another SD38AC on a train of empty ore jennies from Proctor to the ore docks in Duluth. There were only 15 of this model built and DM&IR had eight ... (more)
A DM&IR SD38-2 sits in morning sunlight with former tunnel motor SD40-3 units 415 and 404.
A DM&IR ore train from the Thunderbird North mine is southbound late in the afternoon behind an SD38-2 and EMD SDM 308.
The CN lashup of the decade??? EJE 672, CN 5356, DMIR 403 are together for the Thunder Bay yard job. The set has since been split into two. When I first heard of this, I thought it was a dream!