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Friday Flashback - Coal & Ore

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What if?

What if Minnesota Power's test trains of coal from Laskin to Taconite Harbor had been efficient? Today this line might still be in service with coal, not ore, trains. Clunky interchanges at Hoyt Lakes and no decent unloading method at the harbor ended that hope. November 13, 2002.

Dave Schauer
Missabe Railroad Historical Society