As the winter sun dips fast towards the horizon and a few hours after coming by with loads and trailing, NSM 661 now finds itself as the leader heading inland from Lake Superior and the plant back... (more)
Day one of the new year and the leader of the morning loads train from the mine down to the plant matches the sky. A good day in the land of sky blue waters.
Quietly rolling down the west main on a cold winter afternoon half way between the mine at Babbitt, MN and the plant on the shores of Lake Superior at Silver Bay, MN.
A cold winter afternoon at M.P. 28 along the NSM mainline finds a loaded taconite train heading east towards the plant at Silver Bay, MN with what can only be described as a unique consist of a pa... (more)
Some 11.8 miles off the Iron Range Subdivision on the DM&IR Wales branch is where they crossed the Cloquet River at Jordan. Based on the condition of the bridge and the sign now posted this is the... (more)
Reaching the approximate half way point on their 47 mile trip between the plant and the mine while passing through one of only three public road crossings on the route.
Breaking the silence for a moment are three SD40-3's working hard pulling empties back inland from the Lake Superior basin and the plant at Silver Bay back to the mine at Babbitt, MN. Fall colors ... (more)
One of two leased CIT EMD SD9043MACs leads taconite loads from Babbitt Mn to Silver Bay MN
This typical northern Minnesota winter scene brought to us by the fine folks at North Shore Mining on a forecasted hot and humid northern Minnesota summer day.
On a clear but cold spring day, NSM 654 leads empties back inland to the mine at Babbitt from the plant at Silver Bay. An increase in production and daylight savings time has a returned a dayligh... (more)
In the middle of nowhere, in the pitch black dark and light rain the North Shore Mining heads back to Babbitt at Hwy 11 near Tiomi.