The rising sun has just crested above the treetops soaking this wintery scene in a yellow glow as Northshore Mining's daily 0600 job with three of their 50+ year old ex-CN grey SD40s powering 80 l... (more)
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.
Running up the hill out of the Lake Superior basin, NSM 661 chases the setting sun with a train of empties on a cold and clear New Year's Day.
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)
A trio of former Alstom SD40's head east through the searchlights in Silver Bay.
The mosquitos were thick as 6AM loads made way through Toimi, enroute to Silver Bay for unloading. The SD9043MAC's were in for 92 day inspections, giving the older SD's a chance to run the core tr... (more)
6AM loads head east to Silver Bay with a trio of matching SD40-3's.
A trio of SD40-3's lead the 6AM loads by Toimi, as a work train waits in the siding.
Late summer flowers provide some color as a short ore train heads for Silver Bay.
Running late, the morning ore train nears Silver Bay with a former GCFX unit leading three EMD sisters.