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Friday Flashback - E-Rail Santa Fe Style

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As the weather turns cold and snow is in the forecast my thoughts turn to the seasonal all-rail ore move of Minorca pellets from Minnesota to Escanaba that are no longer operated. I really miss these moves as they were fun, but frustrating, to catch.

On a pleasant March day in 1995 I caught one such train behind a great consist of three ex-Santa Fe SD45s elephant style working its way east at Ladysmith and Tony over a section of track that is still in place but mothballed by CN.

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David Schauer
Duluth, MN