The tailings trains drifts back around the S curve at M.P. 6 as they head back to the plant to reload then make the trip back up the grade once again.
Drifting back down to Silver Bay from the tailing basin.
While waiting for the SD90MACs, a bonus: tailings come up the hill from the plant.
Tailings train heading to Silver Bay.
Running slightly behind schedule due to the cold weather, NSM 654, 661, 652 and 653 pull their train of taconite rock through the Superior Nation forest on the way to the shores of Lake Superior a... (more)
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)
A lone SD40-3 handles a cut of interchange traffic from Silver Bay to the CN interchange at Norshor Junction.
Just before the CREX ES44ACs roll past, a bonus--tailings run up the hill from Silver Bay.
654 leads a loaded tailings train through the S curve outside of Silver Bay as it heads to the dump from Silver Bay.
Tailings thunder by ancient Reserve Mining searchlights, with both engines able to be seen.
Spring in northern Minnesota with snow on one side and evidence of a grass fire on the other on the NSM mainline at M.P. 6. Two SD40-3's, one leading and one in DPU mode come down from the tailin... (more)
SD40-3 654 leads 23 loads of taconite tailings upgrade out of Silver Bay while DPU sister 653 shoves on the rear.
Rear DPU unit on tailings train
Empty tailings train with DPU SD40-3s returns to Silver Bay from Babbitt.