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By:Mark Muraski
Dates:8/5/2008 - 8/7/2008
Album Info:Pictures I took on my trip up to Northern Minnesota. I was hoping to catch some DMIR units and the Cliffs Erie F-units, but neither of those really came through.
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CTRR 33
Title:  CTRR 33
Description:  One of the Cloquet Terminal's switchers rest outside the shop building awaiting the start to another day.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:10:39 PM
Location:  Cloquet, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CTRR 33(SW1)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
BNSF 5945
Title:  BNSF 5945
Description:  Another load of coal waits to be unloaded at MERC.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:10:47 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5945(ES44AC)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
BNSF 3002
Title:  BNSF 3002
Description:  A variety of yard power sits next to the office.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:10:54 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 3002(GP40M) BNSF 1485(GP15-1)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
BNSF 5945
Title:  BNSF 5945
Description:  The station sign frames a loaded coal train.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:11:03 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5945(ES44AC)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Untitled
Title:  Untitled
Description:  A CN sticker covers what used to be a DMIR sign.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:11:12 PM
Location:  Oliver, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Views:  101   Comments: 0
CN 2240
Title:  CN 2240
Description:  Eastbound descending Steelton Hill.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:11:47 PM
Location:  Gary, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 2240(ES44DC)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
DMIR 212
Title:  DMIR 212
Description:  One of only three DMIR locos I would encounter on my travels. Sadly, this one is sitting dead outside the shops. It has suffered a serious oil leak.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:11:56 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 212(SD38-2)
Views:  353   Comments: 1
DMIR 408
Title:  DMIR 408
Description:  Taconite loads heading for Proctor.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:12:03 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 408(SD40-3)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
DMIR 408
Title:  DMIR 408
Description:  Taconite loads crossing a small creek on their way South.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:12:11 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 408(SD40-3)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
DMIR 408
Title:  DMIR 408
Description:  Taconite loads weighing in at the scales.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:12:23 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 408(SD40-3)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
Untitled
Title:  Untitled
Description:  A loaded taconite pellet train slowly makes its way over the scales and into the yard. The yellow flowers in the foreground, Tansies, are all over up here.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:12:49 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Views:  74   Comments: 0
IC 6254
Title:  IC 6254
Description:  Power sitting outside of the shops. DMIR 212 is non-operational, as it recently suffered a severe oil leak.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:13:01 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6254(SD40-3) DMIR 404(SD40-3) DMIR 212(SD38-2)
Views:  366   Comments: 1
DMIR 225
Title:  DMIR 225
Description:  A preserved Yellowstone on display in a park.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:13:09 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 225(2-8-8-4)
Views:  551   Comments: 1
DMIR W-187
Title:  DMIR W-187
Description:  Some old cabooses sitting on a siding in the West end of Duluth
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:13:38 PM
Location:  West Duluth, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  193   Comments: 0
DMIR W-184
Title:  DMIR W-184
Description:  Looks like this one could use some work...
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:13:57 PM
Location:  West Duluth, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  187   Comments: 0
GN 192
Title:  GN 192
Description:  The 12:30 Lester River train returns to Duluth and passes a small power plant in Canal Park.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:14:08 PM
Location:  Duluth, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  GN 192(NW5)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
IC 6262
Title:  IC 6262
Description:  That cloud almost got me, but luck was with me today. DMIR 211 (third unit) was only one of three that I saw in almost three days of railfanning the North Country.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:14:23 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6262(SD40-3)
Views:  132   Comments: 1
IC 6262
Title:  IC 6262
Description:  The Proctor Road Switch reaches the end of the climb from the docks. Those yellow flowers, Tansies, are everywhere up there.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:15:03 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6262(SD40-3)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
DMIR 211
Title:  DMIR 211
Description:  Roster shot of a dying breed.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:15:37 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 211(SD38-2)
Views:  220   Comments: 1
GN 192
Title:  GN 192
Description:  The 3:30 Lester River train is about to pass under I-35/Hwy 61.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:15:46 PM
Location:  Duluth, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  GN 192(NW5)
Views:  331   Comments: 3
BNSF 2168
Title:  BNSF 2168
Description:  A couple of geeps sit on a track by the shops.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:15:56 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2168(GP38)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
BNSF 8124
Title:  BNSF 8124
Description:  Two SD60Ms shove a coal hopper around in the yard.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:16:09 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8124(SD60M)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
CN 8003
Title:  CN 8003
Description:  Northbound. There were no doublestacks (something I encounter daily in the Twin Cities) on this train, and half the cars were empty.
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:16:18 PM
Location:  South Range, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 8003(SD70M-2)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
CN 8005
Title:  CN 8005
Description:  Northbound
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:16:32 PM
Location:  Ambridge, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 8005(SD70M-2)
Views:  243   Comments: 1
CN 8005
Title:  CN 8005
Description:  Northbound
Photo Date:  8/5/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:29:21 PM
Location:  South Range, WI
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 8005(SD70M-2)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
DMIR 405
Title:  DMIR 405
Description:  Taconite loads near the end of their journey to the dock.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:16:56 PM
Location:  Waldo, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 405(SD40-3)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
Hot Brakes
Title:  Hot Brakes
Description:  The descent into Two Harbors takes its toll on the brake shoes on these ore cars, as evidenced by the smoke. It didn't smell to great either.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:17:06 PM
Location:  Waldo, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Views:  106   Comments: 0
NSM 651
Title:  NSM 651
Description:  A loaded taconite tailings train heads to the dump site led by a recently rebuilt and repainted SD40-3. The DPU unit can be seen at the rear of the train.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:17:25 PM
Location:  Beaver Bay, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  NSM 651(SD40-3)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
NSM 651
Title:  NSM 651
Description:  roster shot
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:17:54 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  NSM 651(SD40-3)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
NSM 654
Title:  NSM 654
Description:  DPU pushing on the rear of a loaded taconite tailing train heading to the dump site.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:18:03 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  NSM 654(SD40-3)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
NSM 652
Title:  NSM 652
Description:  A loaded crude ore train heads to the plant in Silver Bay.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:21:18 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  NSM 652(SD40-3)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
NSM 650
Title:  NSM 650
Description:  My persistance paid off when I captured this empty ore train heading back to the mine.
Photo Date:  8/6/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:21:28 PM
Location:  Toimi, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  NSM 650(SD40-3)
Views:  524   Comments: 5
IC 6262
Title:  IC 6262
Description:  The morning Proctor Roadswitch descends the hill towards the docks with limestone empties.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:21:40 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6262(SD40-3)
Views:  116   Comments: 1
IC 6252
Title:  IC 6252
Description:  A loaded T-bird heads South through the wye.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:21:54 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6252(SD40-3) DMIR 210(SD38-2)
Views:  265   Comments: 1
DMIR 210
Title:  DMIR 210
Description:  One of the few left.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:22:14 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  DMIR 210(SD38-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
IC 6252
Title:  IC 6252
Description:  Loaded T-bird heading for United Taconite.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:22:33 PM
Location:  Iron, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6252(SD40-3)
Views:  212   Comments: 1
IC 6252
Title:  IC 6252
Description:  Loaded T-bird heading for United Taconite.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:23:24 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6252(SD40-3)
Views:  231   Comments: 2
IC 6252
Title:  IC 6252
Description:  Loaded crude ore train coming through the wye and approaching United Taconite.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:02 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6252(SD40-3)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Taconite Pellets
Title:  Taconite Pellets
Description:  The ROW's up here are lined with these things. I wonder how many car loads have been spilled.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:12 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Views:  107   Comments: 0
BNSF 8244
Title:  BNSF 8244
Description:  After loading at United Taconite, this BNSF train heads for the yard in Keenan.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:32:09 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8244(SD75M)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
BNSF 8244
Title:  BNSF 8244
Description:  A BNSF all-rail, recently loaded at United Taconite, heads through the wye at Keenan.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:21 PM
Location:  Keenan, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8244(SD75M)
Views:  166   Comments: 1
CN 5677
Title:  CN 5677
Description:  A loaded "Sparrow's Point" ore train comes off the Iron Range Sub (Iron Jct - Two Harbors) and onto the Missabe Sub for the journey South to Superior and beyond.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:28 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 5677(SD75I)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
CN 5677
Title:  CN 5677
Description:  "Sparrow's Point" loads crossing a tranquil Whiteface River.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:41 PM
Location:  Kelsey, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 5677(SD75I)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Untitled
Title:  Untitled
Description:  The locomotives might be fading fast, but there are still plenty of other DMIR relics. The black and white sign in the background does say CN however.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:24:49 PM
Location:  Payne, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
Categories: 
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Views:  78   Comments: 0
CN 5637
Title:  CN 5637
Description:  These SD75's are a dime a dozen up here, and this Northbound has two of them leading it.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:25:24 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 5637(SD75I)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
IC 6264
Title:  IC 6264
Description:  Two SD40-3's heading to United Taconite to pick emtpies to used on a T-bird.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:25:38 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  IC 6264(SD40-3)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
BLE 903
Title:  BLE 903
Description:  Taconite loads heading for Two Harbors.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:25:45 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BLE 903(SD40-3)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
BLE 903
Title:  BLE 903
Description:  BLE #903 hits the DWP diamond. It was an incredible sound with all the ore cars being so short.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:25:53 PM
Location:  Ramshaw, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BLE 903(SD40-3)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
BLE 903
Title:  BLE 903
Description:  Taconite loads heading for Two Harbors.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:26:06 PM
Location:  Spruce, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  BLE 903(SD40-3)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
CN 5775
Title:  CN 5775
Description:  Another Northbounder heads up the Missabe Sub with yet another SD75 on the point.
Photo Date:  8/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/11/2008 9:26:14 PM
Location:  Iron Junction, MN
Author:  Mark Muraski
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Locomotives:  CN 5775(SD75I)
Views:  145   Comments: 0


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