The F's swing around through a rock cut towards the ore dock at Taconite Harbor, on the loop track.
With a endless sea in the background, ok... lake in the background... the F quartet pauses in the afternoon sun before clouds moved in.
Backing in to spot some empty cars for loading, the A-B-B-B set looks mighty sharp from down below.
Passing by one of many water falls along Lake Superior's north shore.
With Lake Superior as the backdrop, the A-B-B-B crew rolls through the loops.
Pulling hard while keeping at notch 5 or so... these F's are 2x as old as me.
I have to keep reminding myself... THIS IS 2008!!! Flowers that match the engines are all along the line in this area as this train of 12 cars rolls west.
The six packs arrive at the dock and unload at the dock at Taconite Harbor. Before long, they will be heading back to Hoyt Lakes with the empties.
A former Erie Mining (LTV Steel Mining Company) RS-11 at the dock in Taconite Harbor.
An F9A&B plus RS11 move cars out of the dormant dock area on the former LTV Steel Mining Company property along Lake Superior.
Erie Mining ore train behind classic power set eases on to the ore dock at Taconite Harbor as the MV Indiana Harbor awaits the load of pellets.
Classic Taconite Harbor view, with a boat ready to take the load. Note the water spray in the distance unsuccessfully trying to quell the dust cloud from this load of "fines".
Ore train dumps at the dock with museum F9 4211 leading.
Ore train dumps at the dock while a lake freighter loads.