An empty train sits in the LTV Steel Mining yard with the working pellet plant in the background.
LTV's F9 fleet lasted as long as the mining operation that they served. I never had a lot of luck with getting photos of this operation, but did manage a few shots...although most were of the clou... (more)
F9A #4210 leads the LTV's infamous "6-pack" up and away from the dock at Taconite Harbor just moments before the shadows engulf the entire scene. The F-units were running in the 3:00 pm slot this... (more)
An LTV F-9A glides through Kramer tunnel on there way back to Hoyt Lakes, MN after dumping a train load of Iron Ore at Taconite Harbor, MN just moments befor this phot was taken.
The 4210 leads 4 GPs through the S-Curves west of Cramer Tunnel on a beautiful late October day in 1999. Scanned from Fuji Provia slide.
The six packs arrive at the dock and unload at the dock at Taconite Harbor. Before long, they will be heading back to Hoyt Lakes with the empties.
The 7AM tac. job drags down the hill to the dock at Taconite Harbor in the cuts at Zeke. The sound of brakes setting & squealing was deafening!
The 7AM tac. job nears Hwy. 1 at Murphy City for a trip to the dock at Taconite Harbor. Even back then, it was a special treat to see the '6 packs' of solid F's leading the moves.
Empty ore train pulling off dock during the railroads final season.
Loaded taconite train departs plant for Taconite Harbor with leased C30-7s.
Loaded taconite train opens up after departing plant at Hoyt Lakes with leased C30-7s.
Final year of operation for the last survivng sets of F-units in everyday service. Railroad shut down in July 2001.