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Photo ID: 397934

An east side loader is fresh out of U.S. Steel Minntac with 137 loads of taconite pellets going past the IRRRB mineland reclaimation project at Mott Pit in Mountain Iron. Named for Fred R. Mott, ... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6264
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: May 12, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: May 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 395053

Friday the 13th and everything looks like it should with blue skies and steaming taconite pellets coming off the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac rolling south for Two Harbors.

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 407
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: April 13, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Apr 13, 2012

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Photo ID: 392398

A 135 car train behind a trio of 6000 series CN engines (6017, 6024, and 6021) roll downhill from the west load out pocket at U.S. Steel Minntac. It was a great 60 degree day when I took this shot... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2Q
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6017
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: March 10, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Mar 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 392108

A BNSF All-Rail train heads uphill into U.S. Steel Minntac for loading. This train is presumably going to the Edgar Thompson Works when it's trip is complete.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5906
Train ID: All-Rail
Photo Date: March 10, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Mar 13, 2012

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Photo ID: 389604

You can almost hear the Imperial March from Star Wars playing in your mind as the Death Stars make their descent down the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac with 135 loads headed to Two Harbors, MN.

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6250
Train ID: U-79181
Photo Date: February 10, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Feb 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 378065

CN 6255 and company come down from U.S. Steel Minntac's east side loading pocket passing a contractor in charge of removing some of the extra trackage in the Mtn. Iron yard.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6255
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: October 10, 2011


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 366476

On a cold and clear morning, Illinois Central 6256 leads GTW 6221 and I.C. 6254 down the hill from Minntac with fresh steaming pellets that are on the way to Two Harbors, MN and the docks there.

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: I.C. 6256
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: June 05, 2011


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jun 19, 2011

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Photo ID: 365268

A Road Run out of Biwabik shoves empty cars onto the rock track at Minntac. In the distance is part of the mine's expansive open pit iron ore operation, the largest in the United States.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2Q
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6018
Train ID: Missabe Road Run
Photo Date: June 04, 2011


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jun 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 364574

A sharp looking ex-C&NW/UP Dash-8 leads a loaded ore train out of the Minntac plant. Seven miles later this train would derail a number of its new ore cars on the west wye switch at Iron Junction.... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: C41-8
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2119
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: May 29, 2011


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: May 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 358337

Another train of taconite pellets decends down from U.S. Steel Minntac bound for Two Harbors, MN.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6260
Train ID: U79181 26
Photo Date: March 26, 2011


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By: Missabefan

Added: Mar 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 356595

A C40-8 duo with CN 2112, and it's special paint scheme promoting 15 years of privatization, leads CN 2131 and classic Missabe ore cars down the hill from Minntac with fresh taconite loads.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: U-713
Photo Date: March 10, 2011


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By: Missabefan

Added: Mar 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 356164

One hundred thirty eight loads of fresh taconite pellets in shiny new ore cars steam their way down off the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac being lead by a trio of SD40-3's on the way to Two Harbors.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 404
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: March 05, 2011


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By: Missabefan

Added: Mar 06, 2011

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Photo ID: 346554

After the heavy snows the sky clears out and the tempurature drops as the cold Canadian air moves in. An Illinois Central Deathstar leads 120 loads of steaming pellets down from the U.S. Steel Mi... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6251
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: November 25, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Nov 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 326544

The Illinois Central 6253 leads two other SD40-3's and 120 empty ore cars through Wolf, MN. They're just coming off main two of the Missabe Subdivision and entering the start of the Minntac Subdi... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Wolf, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6253
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: May 28, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: May 31, 2010

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Photo ID: 321188

Another 120 loads of taconite pellets head down the hill from Minntac, visible in the upper right, bound for the dock at Two Harbors, MN

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Mountain Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: I.C. 6259
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: April 16, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Apr 17, 2010

Views: 1,839
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Favorited: 3
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