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 #1231 and two sisters are giving it their all pulling a tailings train out of Silver Bay in May of 1997. The brown/tan paint scheme is a stark contrast to today's blue and white.
Dry conditions combined with a stiff breeze fanned sparks from a rail grinder into a moderate grass fire. Crews on the grinder and those following on a special Northshore Mining fire train doused ... (more)
An empty twenty eight car tailing train descends the last few miles towards Silver Bay.
With a SD40-3 on each end of the train, NSM 651 shoves 28 cars of 'tails' to Babbitt for unloading.
North Shore Mining's New leased units ease a train of raw ore down grade thru Beaver Bay MN.
A 15-car train of ore tailings clears Highway 61 as SD40-3 651 leads and 653 shoves hard on the steep grade out of the plant. The mining company was working on their normal tailings loadout up on ... (more)
An empty tailings train heads back to the ore processing plant at Silver Bay with an essence of fall color on the trees.
Late summer flowers provide some color as a short ore train heads for Silver Bay.
A pair of former Reserve Mining SD18s rest in the deadline. The 1232 is serviceable and is used on occasion.
Running late, the morning ore train nears Silver Bay with a former GCFX unit leading three EMD sisters.
A loaded tailings train heads to the Milepost 7 basin with one SD40-3 on either end.
The operator has his train of empty ore cars well in hand as we approach the crossover at milepost 12.5. This train was following a loaded tailings train back to Babbitt and had two leased CREX GE... (more)
Northshore Mining's unique looking former Reserve Mining spreader clears the south track.