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Export BFT Moving Again

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It looks like Unitac is shipping blast furnace trim (crushed raw taconite) in hoppers again to Hallett Dock 5 in Duluth. Last year this BFT was loaded into ships for movement overseas. Missabefan reports the cars were on the Gross Nelson spur this past week and today I noticed the PRS dropping off a cut in BNSF's Boston Yard. No sign of the gray GP35 the contractor was using to spot the cars up north, but not sure what replaced it. The cars used are the coal-type hoppers that have been stored in Proctor (mostly of BN heritage that WC picked up a number of years ago for various all-rail moves).

Dave Schauer
Missabe Railroad Historical Society
Publications Chair
Duluth, MN