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)
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)
The same train as in photo 654053 about to cross Dyers Lake Road. I listened to it climbing from the harbour for ten minutes before it came into view - hearing that sound was worth all the insect ... (more)
LTV Steel F9A 4210 leads a GP20, an F9B, and a pair of SD9s leased from DM&IR, as their train of ore is slowly drawn through the unloading facility.
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)
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.
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.
LTV/Erie 4213 is leading a loaded coal train under the former DM&IR Wales Branch, west of Murphy City, on a fine day in September of 1987. We almost didn't get this shot as a mother moose and calf... (more)
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.