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Mesabi Nugget 3-25

kdbuell's picture

I happened to catch the Keenan switch job bringing gondolas out of Mesabi Nugget yesterday. They came down with 20 cars that I assumed were loaded. MN has been working at stabilizing their process and has not yet gotten to the point where they are running continuously.

Watching the train pass under the bridge at Wyman I was surprized to see that 4 or 5 cars were empty and a few of them did not appear to have nuggets in them but what looked like gray ballast. This could have been slag?

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On the other side of the fence out at Cliffs Erie, it appears that a contractor has begun cutting up the the remaining fleet of Erie Mining Co. It looks like the first in line to go will be the 1955 series Magor sidedump ore cars.

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Peace,
Doug