LTV/Erie Mining 4212 is in charge of a loaded ore train as it approaches Cramer Tunnel in September of 1987. 4212 would be wrecked almost a decade later in a runaway wreck at Taconite Harbor. I re... (more)
LTV/Erie 4212 bursts out of Cramer Tunnel with empty ore cars in September of 1987. It is a shame this line non longer operates.
After the LTV Steel Mining Company ceased ore production in 2001 their mainline to Taconite Harbor was shuttered. However, in November 2002 Minnesota Power tested running coal trains from their po... (more)
Six F9s in an ABBBBA configuration work ore empties just west of Cramer Tunnel.
An A-B-B-A set of EMD F9s on LTV Mining Company Railroad exits Cramer Tunnel on the way to the dock at Taconite Harbor, Minnesota, on September 24, 1994.
A perfect A-B-B-A set of F9s pulls a loaded taconite train on a LTV Steel Mining Company eastbound train exiting Cramer Tunnel at Cramer, Minnesota, on September 24, 1994. The lead locomotive, F9A... (more)
The ABBB set of Cliffs Erie locomotives and 24 cars of chips and fines pokes their head out the west portal of Cramer Tunnel as they continue inland from Taconite Harbor back to CLiffs Erie proper... (more)
An A-B-B-A set of EMD F9s of LTV Mining Company (former Erie Mining Co.) exit Cramer Tunnel with an empty taconite ore train and curve by some of Minnesota’s autumn color on September 24, 1994.
From the top of the ridge that made Cramer Tunnel necessary is a view of changing autumn colors of Minnesota’s northwoods and an eastbound LTV Mining Company ore train curving toward bore. The thr... (more)
A LTV (former Erie Mining) train heads east for Taconite Harbor at Cramer Tunnel, Minnesota, on a beautiful September 20, 1991.
LTV Mining (former Erie Mining) F9s in a perfect A-B-B-A consist, lead an empty ore train west through the Cramer Tunnel in Minnesota.
I spent a few days in Northern Minnesota during the Fall of 1999 trying to get the LTV F's. Weather was non- cooperative at the best and we had one perfect day. With typical luck, the best day we ... (more)
The 7:00 am train rolls through Cramer Tunnel and starts its descent down towards Taconite Harbor on a beautiful fall morning.
An A, and 3 Bs, set of F9s works a loaded taconite train eastbound near the Cramer Tunnel on a fine Fall morning.