An empty tailings train rolls through a frosted forest setting as it heads back to Silver Bay from Babbitt.
The first run of NSM's former CSX SD70ACe models heads east toward Silver Bay with taconite loads. NSM expects five of these to replace four leased CEFX SD9043MACs. For now the mining railroad's S... (more)
One of Reserve Mining's rare SD28s leads four side dump cars and the mining railroad's private car towards the interchange with the DM&IR at Norshor Junction. The parlor car had been sold to the E... (more)
A tonnage-reduced and very late running 5AM train works east in temps near -10F. A former GCFX SD40-3 leads (one of three on the roster).
Ore empties head back to the mine for another load.
On a shortline railroad crewmembers have to take on different jobs. Normally a section crew would have come through and blown out these switches. Not here in the middle of the frozen tundra. The e... (more)
With the yard at Silver Bay plugged, all the #651 can do today is drop off cars (middle track) and let the ones the CN dropped off (left track) sit another day. They will run light back the the Ba... (more)
In an almost never photographed scene, two NSM employees (Engineer operating air gun) blow out switches at Norshor Junction. Its unfortunate that they have no way to wash their engines.
Southbound is working hard on the grade out of the Minnesota River valley on the former M&StL.
The sun burns through a snow shower as power for the MRF drifts back to the Wales Branch after having delivered three covered hoppers of bentonite to Northshore Mining.
Looking into the morning sun really exagerates the exhaust and snow this train is kicking up.
NSM 650 is picked up by CN's MRF for movement off the property, most likely for overhaul.
Engineers view running E unit powered business train.