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Mesabi Nugget 3-5

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It has been awhile since I have had any time at home to work on photos and OreRail so this is a little old. Back on March 5, I finally got to follow a train on the Hinsdale Branch in the daylight. The 7am (8am?) Keenan switch job came over to work at Minnex and the Laskin power plant. After working those spots they come over to Allen Jct., ran around their train, picked up 12 empty gondolas and headed up to the Mesabi Nugget plant. There they picked up 8 gondolas loaded with nuggets and returned to Allen Jct. before running around their train and returning to Keenan.

Prior to this time all of the moves to Nugget have been well after dark. I have not been home enough lately to figure out if there is any consistant schedule developing.

Arriving at the derail with the plant in the background.

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Headed south with loads through Mesaba.

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What the fuss is all about.

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Peace,
Doug