A pair of mine run RS-11s handle a train for loading of iron ore (taconite). The massive LTV pellet plant and crusher are in the distance as well as a pair of GP38s on the hill. This operation was... (more)
An F9A leads an interesting road set on ore loads departing the mine for Taconite Harbor. The F9A is preserved and operational today at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
A rare passenger extra on private ore hauling road LTV Steel Mining Company rolls past a stopped empty ore train. The passenger train was operated for mining engineers but seats in the first car w... (more)
The control stand of former EMCO/LTV Steel Alco 7222 complete with banana stickers and a ominous calendar from 2001 the year the mine closed. The 7222 (i.e EMCO 602, EMCO 352) was assigned to min... (more)
Shortly after LTV announced it was closing its mine and pellet plant in northern Minnesota an employee spray painted "For Sale" on one of the ore cars. Unfortunately a sale would never come and 14... (more)
In late 1998 LTV Steel Mining Company began running longer 125-car ore trains and to handle such tonnage they assembled 6-unit locomotive sets (previously 4-5 units sets were the norm on 96-car tr... (more)
During the final full year of operation for LTV Steel Mining Company a loaded mine train behind a pair of Alcos departs the loadout for the crusher while a shorter empty train waits its turn. This... (more)
Going out in style. The final LTV Steel Mining Company revenue ore train departs the mine for Taconite Harbor in 2001. The lead F9, still lettered for Erie Mining Company, flys a large American fl... (more)
Two RS11s power a plow extra on LTV Steel Mining Company's mainline to Taconite Harbor prior to the late March opening of the shipping season. This would be LTVSMC's final year.
The last revenue ore train to be operated by LTV Steel Mining Company eases out of the plant area for its run to Taconite Harbor. This train consisted of taconite pellet chips and fines reclaimed ... (more)
Approaching Taconite Harbor.
A pair of former Erie Mining F9s are on a photo ore train as part of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's Railfan Weekend.
On a rainy fall morning a load glides thru Crammer tunnel with 80 cars
Part of Railfan Weekend is getting the opportunity to ride in the cab of some of the locomotives. Frank Christopherson has the photo freight well in hand as we make our way north to Marbles. Fra... (more)
Erie Mining F9A 4211 and F7B 4222 head up an ore train at Palmers during Railfan Weekend 2011. These units were in regular service up until a few years ago.