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)
1100 loads running a little late as they blast through Toimi with some fall colors still clinging on.
My first shot of 2010 has NSM 650, the first of the rebuilt SD40-2's purchased by NSM, leading a crude ore train through the winter wonderland at Milepost 23. The temperature was a balmy -7 degree... (more)
Temp -24F, windchill -40F.
A shortened 76-car "first section" of the early morning 5AM train kicks up snow as it greets the rising sun. If this looks cold it was - the train is heading east for Silver Bay with an air temp o... (more)
With the detector at milepost 36 recording the air temp at -24F, this "second section" of the 05:00 train works east towards Silver Bay with 80 loads. When the temp dips below -5F NSM cuts their t... (more)
NSM 650 leads 656 and 653 east towards Silver Bay with 156 loads of ore.
VIA 903 is spinning its wheels trying to get an impresive 675 started out pf Brantford.
On a road dominated by SD40 type units, to catch a pair of veterans leading a loaded ore train is a real treat. SD18 1231 and rare SD28 1236 have the honors today.
A veteran VIA F40 accelerates away from the Brantford station stop with VIA 73. Despite looking a little worse for wear, the twenty-one year old locomotive can still Git-R-Done with a classic 7-ca... (more)
The engineer of this eastbound takes it easy as the conductor runs to the crew building to pickup orders telling them which cars to set out. This was back during the conductor's strike, and the co... (more)
With a nearby detector reporting an air temp of -19F, this cold-shortened ore train makes its way towards Silver Bay.
Loaded course trailings train with DPU SD40-3s on either end heads towards Babbitt for unloading.
The "noon" loaded ore train (actually departed at 13:30) rolls towards Silver Bay with 156 cars.
Brightening up the scene today on Northshore Mining was this leased SD40, as it lead two blue and white SD40-2s an 156 cars of crude taconite towards Silver Bay.