15 minutes into their journey from Babbitt to Lake Superior, the first loaded train of the day passes thru the heart of the Superior National Forest.
Northshore Mining empties returning from Silver Bay are nearing Babbitt for another load.
Sporting a patriotic air horn painted red, white and blue, this 30 car empty tailings train is just out of Babbitt.
A pair of former Reserve Mining SD18s rest in the deadline. The 1232 is serviceable and is used on occasion.
New and Old. Some much newer track M.O.W. equipment is parked behind a quartet of old SD18's (1231, 1230, 1227 and 1232) sitting on one of the yard tracks at North Shore Mining's mine yard at Babb... (more)
A nice sunrise greets a loaded Northshore Mining train as it makes its way along a frosted track on a crisp November morning.
A distant green over red indicates we are ready for a "Blue Hour" departure to Silver Bay with 156 cars of Taconite ore. A view in the cab of leased CREX 1201 operating on Northshore Mining.
Two units receive repairs at the NSM shops.
The warm glow from a yard light at Northshore Mining's Babbitt facility illuminates two leased CREX GEs as they prepare for a pre-dawn departure for Silver Bay with 156 cars of iron ore.
Two of the three brand spanking new GE's being tested by Northshore Mining have just departed the mine yard track at Babbitt and are heading out on the 47 mile trip to Silver Bay and the processin... (more)
A pure stroke of luck would have a Northshore Mining train running outside of the normal schedule this fine late summer afternoon at the Superior National Forest Road 113 crossing.
Roughly nine months after Cyprus Northshore Mining brought the former Reserve Mining property back from the dead two SDs still retain their Reserve colors and lettering. Of note is SD9 1225, the l... (more)
Rare SD28 1235 acts as the air "pumper" engine as a road train of raw ore is assembled at the mine. The loading silo is in the distance.
One of three former WC/CN SD40-3s acquired by NSM receives some attention at the mining firm's diesel shop at Babbitt.
An interesting switch stand light matchs the color of the units.