Taconite Unit Train

Discussion in 'General' started by River Hills Travler, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. I was railfanning on the 9th of Oct. Had just crossed the Frisco tracks north bound on I55 south of Cape Girardeau, MO. Saw a head light south bound. I managed to get off the interstate and on to the old Hwy 61 overpass. The train was still a distance away and moving slow. As it got closer it appeared to be a unit coal train, but was wide open and fairly slow. As it passed under the overpass the two lead units were wide open and the cars were about 1/3 full of taconite pellets. One unit on the rear was and also wide open. Question where did this train orginate and where was it going?|-|
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 11, 2010

Share This Page