A trio of BLE motors pull out of UTAC for the trip south down the Missabe sub to Proctor.
About 15,000 tons of taconite pellets spaced out in 138 ore cars pulled by three SD40-3s cruise down the CN Missabe Sub near Saginaw as they roll towards Proctor yard.
Limestone loads pass a loaded ore train that's waiting to be dumped at CN's Dock 6 before attacking Proctor Hill.
Just a couple of SD40-3s, a SD40-2W and another SD40-3 barking up Proctor Hill with limestone loads in tow rounding the curve at Spirit Mountain.
Leaving Proctor yard behind and heading down to CN's dock 6 to unload ballpark 15,000 tons of taconite pellets.
After coming down from United Taconite with 138 cars of taconite pellets to Proctor, a yard crew has now brought the train down to the CN ore dock 6 and begins to unload.
A single engine and four cars wait to depart BNSF and head back to their own yard on Rices Point in Duluth. Trains are small in the grand view of things.
Coming and going. Pushing a sand train up the CN Missabe sub is a very new CN 3348 while a very old DMIR 404 waits in the siding with the crew giving the roll-by. Ironically or coincidently, thes... (more)
Pushing a northbound container train heading for the Canadian border is a CN locomotive not wearing CN colors.
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)
Sailing southbound on the CN Missabe sub with taconite pellets heading to Proctor yard.
Something is coming. A train because the signal indicates so and winter because of the snow falling.
Heading back to Keenan yard after finishing their work spotting boxcars and switching loads for empties at a blasting company.