Balancing in the dip as they get ready to cut off 12 for loading.
How many railfans/foamers do you know?
The A-B-B-B-A five pack stages the side dump cars to load the last of the chips and fines.
The A-B-B-B-A five pack puts together a sixteen car train for tunnel siding on the dock.
After the A-B-B-B-A five pack dropped off twelve cars on the dock, they head back to load the last cut.
With Lake Superior and the Taconite Harbor Energy Center in the background, the A-B-B-B-A five pack pulls sixteen loaded cars out of Taconite Harbor. Unfortunally, the train only made it another 5... (more)
After stopping to make sure there was ample sun for the photographer line, the A-B-B-B-A lash up rolls towards the harbor.
On the way back up the hill later in the day, the train would stop nearly at this spot after derailing two cars.
This CAT loader is almost done with the task of loading taconite fines.
Would have been nice with the Maple Trees, but who can complain when they are shooting F9 A-B-B-B-A lash ups in 2008.
While almost all the Maple Color is gone... some great yellows and orange lasted for the final runs.
Today's history lesson... I'm sure the kids on board the bus didn't bother to give the F9's a second look. What is likely the second to the last run of these beasts, it is never known for sure as... (more)
Five F9's in 2008, ore dock, crashing waves, blue sky... can it get any better?
What might be the last train for the A-B-B-B-A set of Cliffs Erie F9s rolls downgrade towards Taconite Harbor.
The Cliffs Erie A-B-B-B-A set of F9s lifts 12 loaded side dump cars out of Taconite Harbor.