An empty Wisconsin Central ore train with borrowed CSX SD80MACs arrives at Steelton yard in Duluth for interchange with DM&IR. The train will load at the Minorca mine and unload at WC's former C&N... (more)
In early 2001 WC borrowed some former Conrail SD80MACs to test DP performance on seasonal ore trains operating from Minnesota to Escanaba, Michigan. Here 802 leads a WC SD45 south on the DM&IR wit... (more)
A loaded ore train from the Minorca taconite plant in Minnesota heads for Escanaba behind a pair of WC SD45s.
Four Missabe units begin the assult on Steelton Hill at sunset with a train of empty ore cars. This train was a joint ore move between WC (note the ex-C&NW ore cars) and the DM&IR from the Minorca... (more)
Three un-patched ex-ATSF SD45s head back to their train after picking up a repaired bad order ore car. This train was hauling ore from the Minorca plant in Minnesota to the dock facility at Escan... (more)
Escanaba ore empties head north for loading.
The switch broom will get used when this train departs the siding.
CSX and UP horsepower payback (to CN) units lead an empty ore train north for loading on the former DM&IR.
Another sunny but cold day in Northeastern Minnesota as a loaded ore train from United Taconite arrives in Proctor (Duluth).
Loaded taconite train from Minnesota to Escanaba rolls east over the former DM&IR with ex-WC (Algoma) ballast/ore cars and HP payback units.
Three 400s power a steaming cargo of taconite pellets through Alborn, en route to Escanaba, Michigan.
Second section of an Escanaba "E-Rail" ore train rolls south through Burnett on a bitter cold January day.
Loaded 77-car E-rail taconite (iron ore) train from Ispat Inland's Minorca mine near Virginia, Minnesota running to the Port of Escanaba, Michigan.