A T-Bird pulls 100 loads of raw taconite out of Largo to begin the ten mile trip to the processing plant as the next T-Bird positions itself to get ready to load just above the rear of the departi... (more)
As the light of day starts to disappear and the long shadows of evening emerge, B&LE 909 and crew prepare to depart Largo and head to Fairlane with 100 loads of raw taconite.
DMIR 215 and repainted DMIR 212 pull 96 loads of raw taconite out from under the coarse crusher load out at United Taconite on a cold sub-zero Minnesota morning.
DM&IR 215 and repainted DM&IR 212 pull 96 loads of raw taconite oout from under the coarse crusher load out at United Taconite on a cold Minnesota morning.
DM&IR 210 prepares to leave the United Taconite coarse crusher.
09:30 T-Bird departs the mine with 88 loads and two idler cars.
Two T-Birds meet at Largo.
The only repainted DM&IR SD38-2 teams up with sister 215 (ex-B&LE 892) on a crude ore train.
Repainted and rebuilt DMIR 212 leads on a T-Bird train as they prepare to back under the load out of the coarse crusher at United Taconite. The DM&IR 212 was just returned to service on the Iron ... (more)
In the twilight of their respective careers, two Missabe SD38-2's tag team a T-Bird train for loading at the Thunderbird north crusher of United Taconite in the last light of a cold Minnesota wint... (more)
T-bird meet between at Largo.
Now retired SD-M 303 brings a empty crude ore train to United Taconite's Thunderbird Mine for loading.
An empty T-Bird crude ore train returns to United Taconite's Thunderbird Mine for loading on a chilly -18F Sunday morning.
An empty T-Bird crude ore train hoves into the loading pocket at United Taconite's Thunderbird Mine.