Splitting the signals for the tailings basin, the 1100 loads only have a few miles left before they are at the yard and plant at Silver Bay with their loads of rock to keep the plant running makin... (more)
Hauling 642 axels and close to 10,000 tons of rock down from the mine at Babbitt to the plant at Silver Bay, the NSM 657 navigates the S curve at M.P. 5 under fall colors as they continue to roll ... (more)
After a major brushing project by the railroad, the entire NSM 1100 loads train is completely visible as they roll towards Silver Bay. The Superior National Forest along with most of the trees o... (more)
On a beautiful Autumn day, North Shore Mining 652 leads its' ore train to the plant at Silver Bay.
Splitting the signals on the final leg of the 47 mile trip from Babbit to Silver Bay.
What a welcome sight! A raw ore train on the NSM with a blue NSM on the nose of the leader.
Taconite rock rolls the 47 miles from Babbitt to Silver Bay for processing, passing through the scenic Superior National Forest along the way.
After delivering the 1100 loads of taconite rock to Silver Bay from Babbitt, the trailing units on the way down get to lead on the way back up. Oh goodie! Instead of the nice blue/white paint sc... (more)
Loads of taconite rock head down from the Babbitt mine to the plant in Silver Bay located some 47 miles away on the shore of Lake Superior. It's about a two hour trip one way hauling the approx. ... (more)
Having run the complete 47 mile NSM mainline with tailings ( fine waste rock from the taconite production process) for the mine haul roads, NSM 651 heads back to Silver Bay and is just outside Bab... (more)
Standing on the former Erie Mining Dunka Branch bridge which Erie Mining used to access the Dunka Mine shooting the NSM 1100 loads two miles out their own mine and yard at Babbitt.
NSM #2001 returns home after a brief stint up in the cold of Northern Minnesota. Taken on private property.
The crew rounds the bend in front of "Railfan Rock" along the NSM mainline and hurries back to the plant after dumping the waste tailings at the basin.
Pulling 149 loads of rock down from the mine in Babbitt to the processing plant at Silver Bay, NSM 652 leads three other EMD SD40's along the NSM mainline at M.P. 4.5