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.
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)
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)
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)
Paying first class to ride in the Milwaukee Road Skytop Cedar Rapids over the former LTVSMC dock at Taconite Harbor in 2002 was worth every penny. The sun came out and illuminated the shuttered do... (more)
A LTV (former Erie Mining) train heads east for Taconite Harbor at Cramer Tunnel, Minnesota, on a beautiful September 20, 1991.
A pair of former Erie Mining F9s are on a photo ore train as part of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's Railfan Weekend.
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.
4211 has just come out of the siding to couple onto the train as 2719 gets wyed in the background.
A pair of former Erie Mining (LTV) F9s are on a photo ore train as part of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's Railfan Weekend.
Erie Mining F9A in Two Harbors for the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's Railfan Weekend. Thanks to Steve Barry for lighting.
Former Erie Mining F9A rests next to the stuffed and mounted D&IR 3-spot at the DM&IR Two Harbors depot.
We pulled this old girl out this afternoon to fit the #2719 in the shop. Over the winter the #4211 received a repainted cab, engine work, and brand new side panels on the engineers side, complete ... (more)
The 4211 patiently awaits its next assignment.