In 2001, LTV Mining's plant site and dock shut down operations in the arrowhead of Minnesota. In the summer of 2008, Cliffs Erie revived the line for one last time. They brought back the famous set of F-9 locomotives to move taconite fines from the former LTV dock at Taconite Harbor to the Hoyt Lakes mine site for transloading onto trains for the Severstal Steel plant in Baltimore, Maryland. Only a handful of these trains were operated and C. Vision was granted special access to ride in the cab between Taconite Harbor and Tunnel Siding! Not only will you get a chance to view the scenic beauty of northern Minnesota from these 1956 built locomotives, but we also captured several trackside views from Taconite Harbor to Hoyt Lakes, including shots of the very last train that ran on October 28, 2008. The sound of this A-B-B-B-A set of F-9's grinding up the grade out of the Lake Superior dock will amaze any rail enthusiast! You even get to view the train going through the long tunnel from the cab! You won't want to miss this exciting show, as you won't find a set of 5 F-9's in freight service in the United States ever again! If you love F-Units, this video is a must for your collection! 96 Minutes Color/Narration on-off feature/Professional Quality! Copyright 2009 C. Vision Productions
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1 Hour, 36 Mins
C Vision Productions
No, but security sealed
0 Worldwide NTSC
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Jon on 2010-04-14 20:12:07.
5 of 5
I was a crewman on the E.B.Greene in the 60's and was on a few other Cliffs ships. My last trip in December 1966 was to Taconite Harbor on the E.B. Greene. It was really interesting to see the docks. When I was there the ore was all iced in the chutes, and it had to be steamed so it would slide down into the ship. The ship had a bad port list till the water from the steam was pumped out. The video was nice to see, it brought back some nice memories. The quality was excellent, I wish there was more footage of the taconite train operations.
Additional remarks by Jon: Narration:A little bit too much. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?Yes.