LTV/Erie 4210 leans into a curve as it prepares to descend into Taconite Harbor with a loaded train in June of 2000. I wonder if this line will ever see a train again?
After dumping their load of Taconite, or perhaps it was raw iron ore, in a waiting lake boat 4212 accelerates towards home and what we hope would be another round trip to the harbor. While we had ... (more)
LTV (ex-Erie Mining) 4210 slowly brings its train around the return loop at Taconite Harbor as it continues unloading at the ore dock in May of 1997.
LTV 4213 (ex-Erie Mining) is unloading taconite as the Joseph H. Thompson waits to load at Taconite Harbor, MN in May of 1992. Unfortunately, the port is now idle as taconite is no longer loaded h... (more)
Erie Mining 4214 departs Taconite Harbor with an ABBA set of F's on a beautiful evening in May of 1987.
LTV Steel (ex-Erie Mining) 4214 is finished unloading and is about to head back to the mine with an eclectic assortment of power in October of 1993. Lake Superior looms in the background.
LTV/Erie Mining 4213 leads a taconite train thru the unloading facility in Taconite Harbor in May of 1992. Lake Superior is in the background in this shot taken from the seldom photographed west s... (more)
LTV 4214 leads an unusual consist thru the unloading dock in Taconite Harbor. The Mesabi Miner has just docked in the background.
The wind is playing havoc with the dust suppression system as a loaded ore train unloads at Taconite Harbor. The Mesabi Miner is just about to dock and is taking the brunt of the dust.
Four LTV F9's await the scrappers torch after derailing in January of 1997. The runaway train claimed units 4212, 4213, 4220, and 4221. The crew was injured but survived.
A LTV empty ore train departs Taconite Harbor with an unusual consist. At least the F-unit was on the point as usual.
Former Erie Mining Company F9A 4210 leads a loaded ore train with 119 cars downgrade towards Taconite Harbor on a beautiful summer day.
An LTV ore train unloads its cargo into a ship at the ore dock in Taconite Harbor, MN.
The A-B-B-B-A set of F's are ready to depart Taconite Harbor.
A view looking at the shuttered former LTV Steel Mining Company (Erie Mining) ore dock at Taconite Harbor. The ore dock hasn't been used for shipping ore in ten years (LTV quit in 2001 and success... (more)