A-B-B-B-A F9s working freight service on the tracks they've always called home, this was an amazing sight in 2008 for sure!
A rare passenger extra on private ore hauling road LTV Steel Mining Company rolls past a stopped empty ore train. The passenger train was operated for mining engineers but seats in the first car w... (more)
Our first shot of the day was taken from the overpass at Salem, in the middle of the woods. You could hear the train coming for at least ten minutes before it showed itself. Luckily the shadows cl... (more)
No where else in the U.S. today could you find an A-B-B-B-A set of F9s in freight service, but it happened today after ex-Erie Mining F9A 4211, now owned by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum was p... (more)
The F9s head towards Taconite Harbor in the thick morning fog.
I never had a chance to visit the Erie Mining operation when the F-units were in regular service, so it's a real treat to have them operating again, though it's only going to be for a short time. ... (more)
Four ex-Erie Mining F9s haul two waste water cars and 47 side dumps from Knox (Hoyt Lakes) 72 miles to Taconite Harbor to retrieve stored ore in the dock.
A solid ABBBA set of former LTVSMCO (Erie Mining) F9s with 55 loaded ore cars rolls east towards the dock at Taconite Harbor on Lake Superior.