As the shadows of late afternoon creep across the yard as IC 6251 departs north for the trip back to the mine.
IC 6251 leads two much bigger Dash 8's and 114 ore cars down the Missabe sub on a warmer than average Black Friday.
No getting up at before the sun, no standing in lines, no coupons, no traffic (except for trains), no crowds, no masks. Black Friday CN style with IC 6251, one of the original heritage units, lea... (more)
A colorful lashup of CN subsidiary roads in the IC, DMIR, and BLE, await their crew and their trip back up Proctor Hill with ore empties on CN's Dock 6.
Two CN trains in action at Duluth as one crew dumps ore cars at Dock 6 while another lifts limestone to Proctor.
6251 takes ore to the docks with dynamics on down Proctor Hill.
IC 6251 shoves a loaded taconite train onto dock 6, a truly impressive sight to see.
While being swarmed by countless bugs, I took this shot of IC 6251 sitting with ore train on the west end of CN’s Proctor Yard near Duluth, MN. Northeast Minnesota is a haven for iron ore. Trains ... (more)
IC 6251 leads a pair of tunnel motors and an empty ore train up Proctor Hill.
A Canadian National empty taconite train is close to reaching the top of Proctor Hill. Here IC 6251 is seen just before passing under Skyline Parkway in Proctor. The oil refinery in Superior, Wi... (more)
Ore loads cross the Whiteface River on a snowy afternoon in the Iron Range.
IC SD40-3 6251 holds at Collingwood, awaiting signal indication up Proctor Hill.
IC 6251 departs the dock in Duluth with ore empties.
On a sunny morning, IC 6251 leads Fairlane ore loads to Proctor.
Ore empties await signal indication at Collingwood with a nice EMD lash-up. Leading the way is IC 6251, the last deathstar SD40-3 to still wear the original white frame stripe.