With the switch lined for their move and the conductor taking pictures of the railfans... the F9's are ready to pull on their cut of cars. The jointed rail the train is traversing was brought in ... (more)
This could be a classic... after derailing two cars and having to stop, a hi-rail truck backed in to assist in getting the train moving again. Foamers, railfans, car knockers, hoggers all mingled... (more)
With very few modifications like the roadway and signage, this scene could be straight out of the 50's.
Balancing in the dip as they get ready to cut off 12 for loading.
How many railfans/foamers do you know?
The A-B-B-B-A five pack stages the side dump cars to load the last of the chips and fines.
The A-B-B-B-A five pack puts together a sixteen car train for tunnel siding on the dock.
After the A-B-B-B-A five pack dropped off twelve cars on the dock, they head back to load the last cut.
With Lake Superior and the Taconite Harbor Energy Center in the background, the A-B-B-B-A five pack pulls sixteen loaded cars out of Taconite Harbor. Unfortunally, the train only made it another 5... (more)
The A-B-B-B-A five pack cruises downgrade for Taconite Harbor.
The A-B-B-B-A five pack exits the east portal.
After stopping to make sure there was ample sun for the photographer line, the A-B-B-B-A lash up rolls towards the harbor.
On the way back up the hill later in the day, the train would stop nearly at this spot after derailing two cars.
This CAT loader is almost done with the task of loading taconite fines.
Would have been nice with the Maple Trees, but who can complain when they are shooting F9 A-B-B-B-A lash ups in 2008.