Flood loading crushed taconite (iron ore) into a car that is over 50 years old.
Dumping ore at the pellt plant.
Pulling into the pellet plant at Fairlane.
Pulling under the ore loadout at the Thunderbird Mine.
Train of crude ore arrives at the processing plant.
After a short stop to recharge air pressure on this very cold -15F day, two SD38s ease a loaded ore train down the mainline towards Fairlane.
A pair of former DM&IR SD38s split the signals at Iron Junction with a loaded 98-car crude taconite train for the Fairlane processing plant.
Loaded taconite shuttle heads for the Fairlane processing plant with 77/6..
DM&IR and VMV classed these as SD40-3s, NOT as SD40T-3s (although local fans call them T-3s). The railroad didn't care about the tunnel motor body design, hence no inclusion of a "T" in the model.