Three of the six units damaged in the head-on collison between two ore trains on September 30 rest at Lauren, just south of Highland, waiting to be scrapped on-site.
DMIR 401 greets sunrise at North Wales with loads bound for Two Harbors. Little does it know that this will be it's last time leading in its long career. After shooting this train to begin the day... (more)
DMIR 401 and 409 motor south through Iron Junction on a loaded T-Bird. This was just 3 months before the 401 was totaled in a head-on-collision near Two Harbors.
A brief rain shower has just made its way thru the area and now some sunshine is peaking thru. Here an empty T-bird is in standby mode as they wait to shove in the Thunderbird mine at Largo to loa... (more)
Identical twins #400 and #401 began their lives out west, beating the mountains that caused other engines to overheat. They came to Minnesota and conquered the snow wearing the classy maroon of th... (more)
Ore loads from Minntac roll south through Fairbanks in a heavy snow as an empty waits in the siding for its turn to head north.
A loaded ore train from Minntac eases over the scale at Proctor Yard as a break in the clouds cascades sunlight over the units.
DMIR 401 + IC 6251+ IC 6258 lead taconite empties from Twin Harbours for Mintac through Wyeman MN.
Early evening sunlight cascades across Proctor Yard as the afternoon Roadswitch negoiates switches.
The overnight PRS job passes a radio activated and solar powered switch on the approach to Proctor Yard.
The overnight Proctor Roadswitch jobs arrives at its namesake with 23 loaded limestone cars from Duluth.
The sign of things to come - two repainted ex-Missabe units ease 116 ore loads into the yard at Two Harbors. Getting solid sets of unrepainted Missabe units is becoming harder.
CN repaint SD40-3 No. 401 departs the Mintac plant at Mountain Iron heading for Two Harbors. This unit started out life in 1972 as Southern Pacific 6772, and was aquired by the Missabe in 1996. ... (more)