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Rails to the Twin Ports


Rails to the Twin Ports

The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin form a major Great Lakes shipping terminal on the western shore of Lake Superior. Northern Minnesota is also home to the Mesabi Iron Range from which massive quantities of iron and taconite are mined, providing heavy tonnage for the railroads.

Pentrex cameras spent all four seasons of the year exploring the railroad facilities in this fascinating area. We cover the six major railroads that serve the Twin Ports: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Wisconsin Central, and the ore-hauling Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range. We also catch a cab ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad as it takes tourists on a journey along the shores of Lake Superior. The power is a restored Great Northern NW-5.

Most train traffic terminates at the Ports where coal, grain, and taconite are transloaded onto ships. There are also through freights carrying merchandise between Chicago and Canada. You'll be thrilled to see how the Twin Ports serve as one of the major railroad hubs in the country!

114 Minutes In Color with Live Stereo Sound and Narration

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