LTV/Erie 4210 is leading a loaded ore train under the former DM&IR Wales Branch, west of Murphy City, in September of 1987. The trailing Alco's were somewhat unusual in what was typically an all E... (more)
Erie Mining 4214 leads a matched set of F's near Murphy City, MN in September of 1987.
Erie Mining Company's daily run to Taconite Harbor is out and running on this fall day with a beautiful A-B-B-B-A set of F units.
Erie Mining 4214 leads an ABBA set of F's on an empty ore train at Murphy City, MN in September of 1987.
LTV/Erie 4213 is leading a loaded coal train under the former DM&IR Wales Branch, west of Murphy City, on a fine day in September of 1987. We almost didn't get this shot as a mother moose and calf... (more)
Westbound Erie Mining empty ore train approaching Murphy City
Two RS11s power a plow extra on LTV Steel Mining Company's mainline to Taconite Harbor prior to the late March opening of the shipping season. This would be LTVSMC's final year.
The last operating Erie Mining RS-11 is used by Cliffs Erie to power a "clean-up" train that is picking up bad order and MOW cars off the line prior to its being shut down.
My first encounter with the famous LTVSMC "6 Pack" was on a crisp day in early November 1998 as this stunning set worked ore loads east for the dock at Taconite Harbor. Hard to believe that 10 ye... (more)
Waiting.....waiting......waiting.... Hours of silence finally come to an end as 4208 makes an appearance at Murphy City. The real prize came later in the day when we were finally rewarded with L... (more)
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.
A plow extra opens the LTVSMC mainline for the last time in March of 2001. The plant closed that year and the last ore train under the LTVSMC banner ran in July.