The blast furnaces at US Steel's Edgar Thomson Works are always hungry. Running around the clock they survive on a steady diet of iron ore, and the Union has another load of ore to feed the beasts... (more)
The signs of a bad balance sheet are visible in the aging fleet of power pulling Pennsy trains and the heavily worn jointed rails they rode on in the mid 60s.
My brain is a bit fuzzy on the exact location here but I will never forget the sounds this train made as these three RSD-12s pulled a heavy ore train towards Eagle Mills, MI. Hopefully someone mor... (more)
A Ore train rolls through town as it slows for a crew change up ahead.
Ableman Curve in the Baraboo Bluffs was a favorite publicity-shot locale for the CNW. Mike Nelson photo.
Crew's exchange waves as eastbound ore from Lorain passes a westbound from New Castle.
A Conrail C-630/C-636 pair hauls a short ore train east. These large Alco's are running on borrowed time at this late date.