Southern Pacific's Minnesota Taconite At Castilla,Utah August 28,1994. Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8552 and four Wisconsin Central SD45's are in charge of one of SP's early taconite trains bound for Geneva Steel near Provo. In 1994,Southern Pacific made an agreement with Geneva Steel that it could deliver Minnesota Iron Ore for a cheaper price than what UP could. As a result,SP won the contract. This was to be short lived however,Just two years later in 1996,The Minnesota Taconite Trains would be back in Union Pacific Hands.
Date: 8/28/1994 Location: Spanish Fork, UT   Map Show Spanish Fork on a rail map Views: 705 Collection Of:   Quinn Clegg
Locomotives: SP 8552(SD40T-2) WC 6561(SD45) WC 6500(SD45) WC 6514(SD45) WC 6504(SD45)    Author:  Quinn Clegg
Southern Pacific's Minnesota Taconite At Castilla,Utah August 28,1994.
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George Redmond General Good shot. 6/28/2009 9:41:37 AM
Jim Gavin General Nice shot !! 6/29/2009 11:45:59 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Great shot 6/30/2009 12:55:50 AM

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