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SDI buys Taconite mine in Minnesota

Post by MSchwiebert » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:06 pm

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/s ... aily4.html

This could lead to taconite/iron nugget trains across Northern Indiana to Butler and/or Columbia City.

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Post by caylorman » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:01 pm

Can ore/taconite be used in electric furnaces?

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Post by MSchwiebert » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:43 pm

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/st ... uccess.pdf

Here's more detail on the iron nugget mfg. process. According to this, it can make nuggets of 96-98% iron content. The process produces a product that can be used in both electric and traditional furnaces. From SDI's perspective, I would guess this would help insulate them from the high cost of scrap metal that the industry is currently under.

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Post by Notch 8 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:29 am

With the recent purchase of Omnisource and now the Hoyt Facility as
well as the rail mill in Columbia City, Pittsboro, they also have done
something with Primix a tie manufacture, I say the traffic possibilities
are endless for this area ! Oh yeah, and the Ethanhol this area is originating and terminating alot of rail traffic ! I'm surprised that Omni Source does not scrap more rail cars in this area or even locomotives..

However with that said I suppose we will not see WC trains with SD45's bringing in the taconite trains to the Butler or Columbia City facilities, that would have been just special !

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Post by Michael Meisener » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:17 am

Notch 8 wrote:However with that said I suppose we will not see WC trains with SD45's bringing in the taconite trains to the Butler or Columbia City facilities, that would have been just special !
The WC has been gone for a while now the Wet Noodle owns them and there are not many WC SD 45's around. But you could see the Canadian National bringing those trains to Butler.

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WC 45's

Post by Notch 8 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:53 pm

All the WC SD45's have been retired, I miss catching them at
Garrett and sometimes they had the F45's in the mix.

Time Machine, anyone on list have one ?

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Re: WC 45's

Post by Michael Meisener » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:41 am

Notch 8 wrote:All the WC SD45's have been retired, I miss catching them at
Garrett and sometimes they had the F45's in the mix.

Time Machine, anyone on list have one ?

Mike
I have plenty of them photographed but, my internet connection is to slow to upload any of them to this site. I have caught many at the shop's in Fondulac and going up Byron Hill. I have an 8X10 hanging in my stair way with WC 6632 and a Wheeling & Lake Erie trialing on the last weekend WC was a Railroad.

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Re: WC 45's

Post by Funitsforever » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:21 pm

Notch 8 wrote:All the WC SD45's have been retired, I miss catching them at
Garrett and sometimes they had the F45's in the mix.

Time Machine, anyone on list have one ?

Mike
I used to catch a lot of them on the w06 a few years ago
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Post by rrnut282 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:34 pm

Going back a few more years, they were regulars on 175/176 on the NCD.
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Post by MSchwiebert » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:06 pm

Like this? :D
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Post by Notch 8 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:29 pm

Have I seen that sign somewhere else ?

Garrett always seem to host alot of neat trains.
I like the Soo and or the WC power on the Molten
Sulpfur trains and the taconite trains. I suppose
the neat thing about the WC is that it broke up
the monotony of the CSX grayand the NS Cat Fish !

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