CN 2119 takes the switch into the Fairlane taconite plant with loads of rock from the mine.
After tying onto the string of empties and the air test, DMIR 403 departs Proctor yard for United Taconite's Fairlane facility to load.
After throwing the switches, the all EMD consist led by DMIR 402 comes into Proctor and will yard the train and cut off said power and tie down.
Following a T-Bird train carrying loads of taconite bearing rock and a empty limestone train from the Minntac plant DMIR 409 completes the cycle with it's train of finished product, the taconite p... (more)
Taking favorable signals at Fairlane, DMIR 409 gets up to track speed with it's train of marbles. They will cruise along for a 15 miles or so before taking the siding further down at Kelsey for a ... (more)
CN 2004 heads south after delivering limestone to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and rolls past a parked CN freight along the double track portion of the CN Missabe Sub.
DMIR 402 slows to a crawl as they approach Proctor Jct. and the end of the line at Proctor yard for this train.
DMIR 402 thunders along with its train of steaming pellets and will shortly pass the Missabe era Saginaw depot which is surprisingly still standing trackside.
IC 9622 leads a short train from Keenan yard heading to switch loads for empties at Dyno Noble, a business that serves the taconite mines for their blasting needs, a cold February morning.
DMIR 400 cruises through the wind whipped snow as they travel north from Two Harbors, MN with empties for U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
DMIR 409 rumbles south on the CN Missabe Sub after departing U.S. Steel Minntac. They will encounter several northbound CN freights along their way back home to Proctor, MN and the yard.
DMIR 403 rumbles north with empties on the CN Missabe Sub after departing Proctor yard bound for a northern Minnesota taconite mine for loading.
A T-Bird train of taconite rock passes a parked CN freight along the CN Missabe Sub.
It's minus 25 below zero and the sun is not quite above the trees yet but a road crossing provides enough of a clearing to illuminate the head end of this T-Bird train as it makes it's way south f... (more)
Passing under the former DWP mainline at Munger, MN, DMIR 402 is on the home stretch of it's trip to Proctor yard with taconite pellets from Minnesota's Iron Range.