Coming up from Proctor to load at United Taconite before returning back to Proctor and all the while not seeing much but the fog covered landscape.
With lights out of the yard and onto the Missabe sub for the trip back to Proctor, three BLE motors start pulling.
BLE 909 and two other EMDs ease a train of taconite down the hill from Proctor to Duluth, MN.
The first pellets of the new year are loaded into 137 ore cars and ready to go back to Proctor yard behind three BLE tunnels.
U716 loads at UTAC's Fairlane processing plant with BLE 909-904-906 for power. Once loaded, the 137 car train will head back south to Proctor as U717. There are five B&LE tunnel motors assigned to... (more)
The sun has now dipped below the horizon and thus brings to the end the first day of 2024 as a trio of BLE motors glide along on the southbound trip back to Proctor with 137 cars of taconite pelle... (more)
BLE 909 leads an empty limestone train south at Munger, MN where the former Missabe mainline from Iron Jct. to Proctor, MN goes under the former DW&P main from Virginia, MN to Nopeming Jct., MN. C... (more)
BLE 909 rolls an empty limestone train south between Iron Jct. & Keenan Jct. passing under highway 37. BLE 909 was built as an SD45T-2 in February 1973 as SSW 6890. BLE was acquired by the CN and ... (more)
A trio of BLE motors pull out of UTAC for the trip south down the Missabe sub to Proctor.
Slowing for a meet with a northbound freight at Kelsey, a trio of BLE SD40T-3s hold back 138 ore cars of taconite pellets and head for the siding to clear the main before they resume the southboun... (more)
As the blue hour turns towards the dark of night, several power set and trains wait for assignments and crews to take them where they need to go. But for now, all is quiet at Proctor yard.
On duty at 0200 at Proctor, this crew departed the yard and ran up the Missabe sub. with their trio of BLE motors and 138 ore cars for loading here at United Taconite. It's now 1000 and traffic ha... (more)
A nice power set for the T-Bird on this day.
The sun is setting as a trio of tunnelmotors pull a loaded taconite train south through Fairlane as they head back to Proctor, MN.
A North Bound train departs Proctor Yard for the Iron Range with a Bessemer Tunnel Motor leading through Munger, MN.