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12-07-2018 Waiting

Pictures by Missabe Fan - 2 hours 25 min ago

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12-07-2018 Waiting

A P&H 2800 XPB shovel waits for a truck to come back down from the plant.

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12-07-2018 Big stuff

Pictures by Missabe Fan - 2 hours 28 min ago

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12-07-2018 Big stuff

Some big tires and a big truck at the Ziegler CAT facility.

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12-07-2018 Big box

Pictures by Missabe Fan - 2 hours 28 min ago

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12-07-2018 Big box

arrives at the Ziegler CAT facility with haul truck dump box.

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Old Skool Dash Two.

Kent Rengo - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 22:00

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

Old Skool Dash Two.

CN 5262 a basic as they come CN SD40-2W leads a Dash 8 rent a wreck south on A404. This location is North Hawthorne on the former WC. In late 2017 CN added 5+ miles of second track and created this new control point here. Recent tree and brush cutting was done to allow train crews an unobstucted sight line of the CTC signals at this location.

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12-07-2018 Mining

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 16:43

Missabefan posted a photo:

12-07-2018 Mining

A P&H 2800 XPB electric rope shovel loads a CAT haul truck while a P&H drill works a pattern for the next blast.

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12-09-2018 New toy

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 16:19

Missabefan posted a photo:

12-09-2018 New toy

A new Komatsu P&H 2800 series rope shovel being assembled at U.S. Steel's Minntac west pit. The build has been completed and the shovel is now in operation.

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12-07-2018 New toy

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 14:03

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12-07-2018 New toy

Somebody is getting a new toy for Christmas. A CAT 6040 FS being assembled at the Ziegler CAT facility near Buhl, MN.

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DM&IR 401 in Fresh Paint

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:37

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

DM&IR 401 in Fresh Paint

Thirteen years ago, repainted tunnel motors started to trickle onto the former Missabe property The first one I caught was DMIR 401. Here 401 and still to repainted 405 roll under 135 overpass at Gilbert, MN back on December 18, 2005. As sad as it was to see the CN take over the Missabe, the repainted tunnel motors definitely looked sharp as fresh noodles.

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DMIR 401 Approaching Ramshaw

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 02:28

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

DMIR 401 Approaching Ramshaw

I guess I'll have to keep posting "older" shots as the weather has been mostly terrible for shooting around the Twin Ports the few past months for the most part. Actually read on the MPR weather blog that this metoricical fall (Sept.-Nov.) was the cloudiest it has been in Minnesota since 1983. I'm hoping that these scans are worth a look, even if some are reposts as not many currents shots I can add.

A northbound I/D rides out of a sea of white, approaching Ramshaw, MN on Missabe's Iron Range Division back on Jan. 29, 2004. This is the last winter under Missabe ownership with CN completing the purchase a little over three months later in May 2004. DM&IR 401 and 403 are here in charge of 116 hi-sides for loading at Minntac, after departing Two Harbors earlier on this cold morning.

This January day was really cold, even by Iron Range standards, with the area's pellet plants producing ice fog that turned the skies from blue to white in the eastern sky. The temp. was probably rising to near -15F by this point in the day with the windchill much, much worse.

After CN's purchase, the 401 would end up being the first repainted tunnel motor to be used on the Missabe arriving back in Minnesota in CN colors in 2005. It ultimately met its fate after the Highland wreck, retired there in October 2010. The trailing 403 was of course the last out of the 18 tunnel motors to work ore service on the Iron Range in maroon. It survives working for CN in Missabe colors but only works the yard in Winnipeg.

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Blue Hour Munson

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:54

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Blue Hour Munson

Great Lakes Fleet laker John G Munson takes a delay at the Duluth port terminal before unloading its cargo of Minntac fluxstone at Hallett Dock 5.

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By Dawn's Early Light

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:57

Missabe Road posted a photo:

By Dawn's Early Light

The color in the sky kept changing as blue hour gave way to golden hour at Detroit. Paul R. Tregurtha fueling at Mistersky and Fednav vessel Federal Nakagawa unloading at Nicholson.

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Ice Field

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:56

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Ice Field

Laker Michipicoten (aka Elton Hoyt 2nd) navigates the Duluth-Superior harbor on its way to load pellets at CN Dock 6.

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Inland Sea

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:53

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Inland Sea

Aboard the Walter J. McCarthy Jr as the 1000-footer departs Duluth with a split load of coal for St. Clair and Essexville. 8-22-2016

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2018 CP Holiday Train

Photos by Shawn Christie - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:37

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2018 CP Holiday Train

CP 2246 is southbound on the MN&S spur having just cross the diamond with Union Pacific's Golden Valley Industrial Lead. The CP Holiday Train's first show of the night is in Golden Valley, Minnesota. After that they continue south to St. Louis Park before returning to Minneapolis for the final show of the night.

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2018 CP Holiday Train in St. Paul

Photos by Shawn Christie - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:15

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2018 CP Holiday Train in St. Paul

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train making its annual stop at St. Paul Union Depot.

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Class

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:02

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Class

Didn't notice it at first, but the white "extra" class lights are on as M343 works upgrade on Steelton Hill in Duluth.

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Gary Meet

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:32

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Gary Meet

Northbound M343 holds for a southbound autorack train at control point Gary on Steelton Hill in far western Duluth.

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Cowl Crossing

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:32

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Cowl Crossing

A pair of cowls move train M343 across the St. Louis River on the Oliver Bridge in far western Duluth (Oliver, WI).

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Fields of Color

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:15

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Fields of Color

I would have loved a southbound on the Missabe but this northbound colorful intermodal wasn't too shabby.

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Frosted Morning

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:06

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Frosted Morning

CN 3013 leads a northbound intermodal train on the former DM&IR at Sax.

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