After dumping their load of Taconite, or perhaps it was raw iron ore, in a waiting lake boat 4212 accelerates towards home and what we hope would be another round trip to the harbor. While we had ... (more)
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.