Proudly leading an ore train like it's done so many times before the Dash 8s took over in the CN ore pool. On this day one of the Dash 8s had a mechanical failure and the old workhorse was called... (more)
The DMIR 409 leading an empty pellet train up to Minntac to load. The EMD veteran was called into service when one of the Dash 8 units had an issue and was pulled out of the lineup.
After a mechanical failure to the third member of the typical Dash 8 trio power set used out of Two Harbors, the decision was made to use veteran DMIR 409 to lead a pellet id up to Minntac. She st... (more)
DMIR 409 leads an empty limestone train south at Burnett Road in Culver, MN destined for Proctor.
A chilly -10F morning finds the light of a lantern briefly illuminating the nose of 409 as a waning crescent moon rises in the sky above.
A little snow is falling as DMIR 409 heads north with limestone loads for the Minorca taconite plant.
DMIR SD40T-3 409 is in great shape, seen here leading an empty ore train north at Alborn.
U712's train heads north with DMIR 409 leading the way.
After meeting a pair of northbounds, U717's train departs the siding at Kelsey. Right behind U717 in the siding is U721's train who will follow them out.
U717's train slows for the north switch at Kelsey as a storm brews in the distance.
Some nice storm light illuminates train U717's southward movement on the Missabe Sub south of Zim, MN.
DMIR SD40T-3 409 leads Fairlane-Proctor train U717 south as its taconite pellets steam during the cool morning temperatures.
U712's train is at the south end of Alborn with DMIR SD40T-3 409 on the point.
DMIR 409 North leads an empty pellet train on the Missabe Sub at Burnett, MN.
DMIR 409 North leads an empty pellet train on the Missabe Sub between Coons and Alborn.