Shortly after loading at the processing plant, an Erie Mining Company train of taconite pellets will get a cooling shower before departing Hoyt Lakes, and sometimes the engines will get a bath as ... (more)
The A-B-B-B-A set of F's are ready to depart Taconite Harbor.
A pair of F9s ease back to pick up RS11 7209 and a waste water tank car from the top of the dormant ore dock in 2006. Cliffs Erie had moved some cars to the dock area to pick up grinding equipment... (more)
Some of the remaining locomotives that plied the rails for Erie Mining Co. and later LTV Steel Mining Co. sit in what once the bustling pellet yard of the massive taconite plant. The vegetation h... (more)
Six F9s in an ABBBBA configuration work ore empties just west of Cramer Tunnel.
It's looking battered and bruised but this F9 earned its keep as long as LTV Steel mining was alive. Dormant for the most part since 2008, it's still awaiting it's fate on Cliffs Erie property. ... (more)
Quiet and dormant. Hard to believe this place employed thousands in it's heyday as one of the Minnesota's Iron Range first taconite plants. Not much remains on the property now and nature is star... (more)
After a hard trip busting drifts and breaking trail during a late season snowstorm coming back from Taconite Harbor, Erie Mining Company F9(A) #4210 and three (B) units park off to the side of the... (more)
One of the Erie Mining company's F9(A) units and three B units seen in better days when they were used to haul cars of pellet remains and fines after workers cleaned out the Taconite Harbor dock. ... (more)
One of the former Erie Mining Company F9(A) units and three B units (#4223, 4225 and 4224) now owned by Cliffs Erie sit along trackage that was once used to serve the massive pellet plant ( which... (more)
A morning loaded EB taconite train begins to pull out of Dunka Jct. after waiting for permission to head for the ore dock. Power is an ABBA set of F's broken up by a C420. The second unit, C420 # ... (more)
EMCO 4211 leads an empty train on it's way back to Hoyt Lakes with an old Griswald Signal protecting the crossing