Two of NSM's new (ex-CSX) SD70ACe units ease a loaded taconite iron ore train into the yard at Silver Bay. On the left is the silo for tailings that are loading into side dump cars and moved to a ... (more)
Two former CSX SD70ACe units reconditioned by MEI for Northshore Mining rest at CN's engine facility at Proctor before being moved to the mining railroad. NSM is receiving five of these, 671-675, ... (more)
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)
Northshore Mining's AM loaded ore train heads downgrade towards Silver Bay with a trio of EMDs for power.
Northshore Mining's new locomotive positions ore cars at the dumper in Silver Bay.
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.