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10-16-2018 Loads meet Empties

Pictures by Missabe Fan - 1 hour 43 min ago

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10-16-2018 Loads meet Empties

Loads from Minntac meet empties bound for Minntac on the CN Iron Range Sub at Gilbert.

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Rare Visitor

Photos by Mr. Missabe - 4 hours 7 min ago

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Rare Visitor

A rebuilt SD40-3 in a SD45-2 body works with an SD40-2 at Rices Point in Duluth. A rare bird for transfer power. Credit my wingman Gus for grabbing this shot as we drove past on I-35.

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Colorful Q

Photos by Mr. Missabe - 4 hours 16 min ago

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Colorful Q

Shovers assist a northbound Q train up Steelton Hill as fall color clings to a few trees.

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Slip-Out

Photos by Mr. Missabe - 4 hours 40 min ago

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Slip-Out

All the rain we have received appears to have caused a slip-out of the new grade at control point Gary. This is near the same spot where a slip-out occurred when they were building the new alignment. CN 2131 was the power and MOW used Missabe side-dumps filled with rip-rap that was loaded at Steelton yard.

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Orange for the Season

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:12

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Orange for the Season

BNSF (GN) 3429 and 3704 pull empty tank cars from Hallett Dock 6 in West Duluth. On the left is a former ATSF car owned by the LS&M tourist line.

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Storage Pull

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:12

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Storage Pull

BNSF (GN) 3429 and 3704 pick up a handful of empty tank cars from Hallett Dock 6. Hallett and North Shore Track Services added a number of tracks here specifically for car storage business.

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Empties

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:20

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Empties

As the leaves fall a 0801 PRS job lifts ore empties up Proctor Hill near the new Rails' hockey arena.

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Triple Shover

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:13

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Triple Shover

A three-pack of shovers helps Q141 up Steelton Hill. This time of year wet leaves on the rail play havoc with northbound trains here.

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Colorful Cowl

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:13

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Colorful Cowl

Well, maybe not the cowl, but the yellows of Steelton Hill looked good. Q141 works upgrade as a fortuitous shaft of sun breaks through the thick cloud cover.

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10-11-2018 Mixed bag

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:51

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10-11-2018 Mixed bag

Snow and fall leaves combine to provide color while EMD and GE mix to provide power.

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10-11-2018 Downhill

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:51

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10-11-2018 Downhill

Minntac pellets descend the hill from Minntac.

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10-11-2018 Fall color

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:51

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10-11-2018 Fall color

Trains in the snow.

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10-11-2018

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:51

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10-11-2018

Some fall color and some color provided by BLE courtesy of CN.

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10-11-2018 Running Ramshaw

Pictures by Missabe Fan - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:51

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10-11-2018 Running Ramshaw

After waiting for CN stack train to cross the Ramshaw diamond, BLE 903 is about to run across the diamond.

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418 and 416 Leading Loads

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 02:46

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418 and 416 Leading Loads

DMIR 418 South crosses over to the Iron Range Division with a Minntac I/D train for Two Harbors back in February 2003. This is the only time I remember getting both SD45-2s together on a train, so I was glad the sun popped out here while spending a Saturday afternoon shooting the Missabe up on the Range.

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The Other SD45-2

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 01:41

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The Other SD45-2

Two out of the twenty Missabe SD40-3s weren't tunnel motors. Besides the 416, DMIR 418 was the other 400-series that was rebuilt from a former Seaboard Coast Line SD45-2.

DM&IR 418 wraps south around the big curve at Biwabik with a morning Minntac load for Two Harbors on June 15, 2005. Some summer mornings the pellets steam like in winter if the relative humidity is high enough.

We're over a year after the CN takeover and they're still running the Iron Range Sub. the same way the Missabe did.. Still was two SD40-3s and 116 cars off the Range for Two Harbors on this 2005 morning.

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Sunday Steelton Switch in '05

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:45

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Sunday Steelton Switch in '05

DMIR 416 South works through Saunders, WI on the beautiful fall day (what are those?) of October 16, 2005. Always was nice catching one of the two former SD45-2s in the lead on Missabe trains. Besides the lack of maroon, Saunders looks different here with the Missabe siding long removed and the mainline itself realigned.

Most Sundays, the Missabe ran a Steelton Switch from Proctor to South Itasca/Tomco and back. The main duties of this roadswitch run was to interchange with the UP at Tomco and work the tie plant at Ambridge. They also ran this train on Wednesdays and it would into the CN era as shown here. Changes would be on the way with new crew and interchange agreements, along with the switch into the tie plant being lifted. The Steelton Switch was on short time here.

After the 416 set out the taconite concentrate gons for the UP, the 207 would return north with a single empty centerbeam. I followed this job all day, not a hard decision as the Steelton Switch was a fun job to chase.

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Bam!

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:17

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Bam!

On the back end of a powerful weather maker that swept across Lake Superior the Indiana Harbor plows through heavy waves east of Copper Harbor on its way toward Two Harbors for another load of Minnesota taconite.

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O' Dark 30

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 23:53

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O' Dark 30

M/V Indiana Harbor arrives at Two Harbors for the shiploader well before daybreak. The footer will take a load of Minntac pellets to Conneaut after having just completed a round-trip from here to Indiana Harbor with Minorca flux pellets.

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Sunrise Over TH

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 23:18

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Sunrise Over TH

Cason J. Callaway loading the final BFT cargo of the season at Dock 1 in Two Harbors. Next stop Zug Island (Detroit). October 13, 2018.

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