On a pull in on Highway 1 in the Fraser river gorge
Fraser river is running high .
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)
The Port of Shreveport Baldwin switchers
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.
The head brakeman gives me a friendly wave as we pace his train Southward..