The end of an era for me....... LTV (Erie Mining) 4210 heats up the brakeshoes as the train it's leading slows to a crawl as it approaches the ore dock in Taconite Harbor in June of 2000. This is ... (more)
Erie Mining F9 4212 passes the fire station at Taconite Harbor in September of 1987. Most of the train is still unloading ore at the facility there. Although much of the rail is still in place, it... (more)
LTV/Erie 4210 leans into a curve as it prepares to descend into Taconite Harbor with a loaded train in June of 2000. I wonder if this line will ever see a train again?
LTV (ex-Erie Mining) 4210 slowly brings its train around the return loop at Taconite Harbor as it continues unloading at the ore dock in May of 1997.
LTV 4213 (ex-Erie Mining) is unloading taconite as the Joseph H. Thompson waits to load at Taconite Harbor, MN in May of 1992. Unfortunately, the port is now idle as taconite is no longer loaded h... (more)
Erie Mining 4214 departs Taconite Harbor with an ABBA set of F's on a beautiful evening in May of 1987.
LTV Steel (ex-Erie Mining) 4214 is finished unloading and is about to head back to the mine with an eclectic assortment of power in October of 1993. Lake Superior looms in the background.
LTV/Erie Mining 4213 leads a taconite train thru the unloading facility in Taconite Harbor in May of 1992. Lake Superior is in the background in this shot taken from the seldom photographed west s... (more)
LTV 4214 leads an unusual consist thru the unloading dock in Taconite Harbor. The Mesabi Miner has just docked in the background.
The wind is playing havoc with the dust suppression system as a loaded ore train unloads at Taconite Harbor. The Mesabi Miner is just about to dock and is taking the brunt of the dust.
Four LTV F9's await the scrappers torch after derailing in January of 1997. The runaway train claimed units 4212, 4213, 4220, and 4221. The crew was injured but survived.
A LTV empty ore train departs Taconite Harbor with an unusual consist. At least the F-unit was on the point as usual.
The A-B-B-B-A set of F's are ready to depart Taconite Harbor.
The final run of the day involving twelve cars loaded with chips and fines cleaned out from the former LTV dock along Lake Superior. The cars will be hauled back to the main plant at Hoyt Lakes, ... (more)
An ABBB set of F9's shifting 12 empties over to be loaded.