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Photo ID: 723395

A nice matched set of tunnel motor bodies ease a loaded ore train toward the Fairlane processing plant near Forbes, Minnesota on the former DM&IR. Finding a matched set like this is fairly hard (D... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 408
Train ID: T-Bird R901
Photo Date: January 20, 2020


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jan 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 715200

A southbound T-Bird train prepares to cross Highway 7 arriving Fairlane with 118 loads of taconite rock for the plant to process.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6260
Train ID: U730
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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By: Todd M.

Added: Nov 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 710179

Three IC SD40-3's pull ore loads south on the CN Missabe sub. on a warm late summer afternoon. It's always nice to find some old EMD's plying the rails in an area where CN has turned to GE C40-8'... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6264
Train ID: U711
Photo Date: September 15, 2019


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By: Todd M.

Added: Sep 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 706884

A repainted BLE tunnel motor holds at Fairlane next to a T-bird with a duo of CN C40-8s.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-3
Location: Fairlane, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BLE 903
Train ID: Ore Train
Photo Date: July 20, 2019


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Aug 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 704666

Fairlane and T-Bird trains wait to depart for the Missabe Sub.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2019


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Jul 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 678424

CN 6024 running as U-716 north pulls into the United Taconite Fairlane plant at Forbes for the purpose of loading 144 ore cars with taconite pellets before heading back to the yard at Proctor.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: SD40u
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6024
Train ID: U-716
Photo Date: November 21, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Nov 23, 2018

Views: 1,026
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Photo ID: 521075

Loads of raw ore from the T-bird mine make the turn off the north leg at Fairlane as they roll in for processing at United Taconite.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2119
Train ID: CN U730
Photo Date: February 23, 2015


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By: Adam Wells

Added: Feb 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 508949

On a unseasonably cold day in northern Minnesota, BNSF 5342 leads a cut of hoppers into the United Taconite property for the loading of pellets. They will then begin the trip to a steel mill in M... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5342
Train ID: Tex-Mex
Photo Date: December 01, 2014


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 02, 2014

Views: 1,428
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Photo ID: 457955

A crude ore train dumps at the Eveleth Taconite plant on a bitter cold day (-37F was the low, -14F was the high).

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: SD-M
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 301
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: January 26, 1996


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 410761

With an unusual wide cab companion, the #2131 brings another load of rock to United Taconite.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2131
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 25, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Oct 01, 2012

Views: 1,711
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Photo ID: 408308

Ore connections
A closeup of the drawbar and air line arrangement of a Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range “quad” ore car. These were a set of four ore cars permanently coupled together usin... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: none
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 386404

Fresh loads steam at United Taconite while I struggle to figure out why people keep saying the CN took over. I see a Missabe engine, with Missabe ore cars...

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Jan 09, 2012

Views: 2,223
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Photo ID: 386309

342 thunders down the main with the BCOL cowl threatening to blow up.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2338
Train ID: M342
Photo Date: January 08, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Jan 08, 2012

Views: 1,946
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Photo ID: 386304

Could not have asked for better light on this gorgeous engine.

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Jan 08, 2012

Views: 1,694
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Photo ID: 377297

Crude ore loads are almost to the Uni-Tac plant.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 2011


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Oct 08, 2011

Views: 2,224
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Favorited: 7
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