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FXE Magnetation Shots

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As Dave posted, the last Magnetation train through here had another 4 unit set of Ferromex units this past Labor Day weekend.

Along with Dave I was able to catch the four FXE units leading the empties on the Hinckley Sub. last Saturday as part of a 4 train northbound fleet.  Here they are passing through 
Askov during a brief stretch of blue skies on that mostly cloudy morning.
Was surprised they power and mostly old coal gons ran to Magnetation the next day, as they usually are staged at Allouez for awhile, but when a train called to leave at 1430 I figured it must be a CMG train for Gunn (they are many times called at 1400 at Allouez).  Got to Saunders and FXE 4678 was leading 2 x 2.
Headed off to the Huson bridge to shoot both the two engines on front and two engines on the back allowing for shots of the better looking ACE "leading" again.
Hopefully they make another round trip up here as they are interesting change of pace from the peaches and Grinsteins usually found on BNSF ore.
Kevin Madsen
Superior, WI