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Photo ID: 629728

CN 2112 leads a raw ore train from Largo to Fairlane or from Cleveland Cliffs Thunderbird mine doen to the plant where this rock will be turned into taconite pellets for the steel industry.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: August 29, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Sep 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 601085

Under the pending darkness and with light snow falling, an anniversary pair of C40-8's slog 119 ore empties back to the mine from the plant.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2107
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: December 30, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 587517

After almost a yearlong shutdown due to soft demand in the iron ore markets, United Taconite has been restarted and so too have the T-Bird trains which shuttle the taconite rock from the mine to t... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2131
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Aug 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 551318

DMIR 403 leads cars of taconite rock towards the United Taconite Fairlane plant in Forbes, MN nearly completing the 10 mile trip from the mine near Eveleth, MN. The plant, once owned by the Ford ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 23, 2015

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Photo ID: 538845

Classic searchlight signals and classic Missabe maroon as DMIR 403 rolls south through Iron Jct. with it's train in tow.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 538843

With favorable signals, DMIR 403 takes the light and proceeds to get it's train of crude ore rock from the coarse crusher down to the processing plant to keep United Taconite humming along and mak... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 538755

When DMIR 403 leads a train the foam usually comes out of the woodwork to document the occasion. Here is DMIR 403, the last maroon Missabe tunnel motor on the vast CN roster, leading a T-Bird cru... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 465324

A matched pair of C40-8's in the anniversary edition paint scheme rolls through the classic searchlight signals at Wolf as they move rock from the Thunderbird mine to the Fairlane plant of United ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Wolf, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: Cn 2112
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: December 31, 2013


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 457955

A crude ore train dumps at the Eveleth Taconite plant on a bitter cold day (-37F was the low, -14F was the high).

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: SD-M
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 301
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: January 26, 1996


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 435994

The Keenan Road Switch heads north on the far track as a T-Bird rolls through Iron Junction headed for Fairlane.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Iron Junction, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: May 12, 2013


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By: Erik Shicotte

Added: May 14, 2013

Views: 1,185
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Photo ID: 421794

The last raw ore train to load at Evtac's Thunderbird North mine before the operation closed. Fortunately it would reopen at the end of 2003 under new ownership and continues to be a big shipper f... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD38
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 222
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: May 21, 2003


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jan 19, 2013

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Photo ID: 418105

You can see the curvature of the earth from up here. A short T-Bird train comes into the United Taconite coarse crusher for loading. CN and the mine were doing a test to see whether three shorter ... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6251
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 18, 2012

Views: 1,908
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Photo ID: 417186

T-Bird empties rolling into Iron Jct in some heavy snow.

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6264
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: January 28, 2011


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By: Mike Mautner

Added: Dec 08, 2012

Views: 1,688
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Photo ID: 417107

The classic Missabe Road.

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 205
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: May 04, 2008


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 07, 2012

Views: 1,814
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Photo ID: 415856

The engineer on board IC 6251 handles the controls while the conductor sits in his little shack keeping tabs on the action and looking for problems trackside as the mine employees working the crus... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6251
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Todd M.

Added: Nov 23, 2012

Views: 3,382
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Favorited: 18
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