5am loads catch the only sunlight of the day as they descend into Silver Bay.
On their first revenue run for Northshore Mining, two leased CIT MACs lead 156 loaded ore cars towards Silver Bay.
On their first revenue run for Northshore Mining, two big SD9043MACs lead 156 loaded ore cars towards Silver Bay. NSM has leased this pair for two years.
Running late, the morning ore train nears Silver Bay with a former GCFX unit leading three EMD sisters.
A nice sunrise greets a loaded Northshore Mining train as it makes its way along a frosted track on a crisp November morning.
The warm glow from a yard light at Northshore Mining's Babbitt facility illuminates two leased CREX GEs as they prepare for a pre-dawn departure for Silver Bay with 156 cars of iron ore.
GEs, on short term lease for testing, haul ore to Silver Bay from Babbit,MN. After viewing Dave Schauer"s and Todd M's shots, I decided to try the medium view. This was early on in a very good d... (more)
Cutting through the remaining fog and shadows of a early morning sunrise, two factory fresh big GEs being tested by Northshore Mining pull loads down from the mine at Babbitt through the Superior ... (more)
A pair of fresh off the factory floor GEs being tested by Northshore Mining for a few months pull the taconite rock from the mine at Babbitt to the plant at Silver Bay. Definitely something diffe... (more)
Looking as if they were fresh out of a LIONEL box, two leased ES44ACs lead the first daylight Load run since one furnace went back on line.
Close-up view of two CREX GEs being tested by Northshore Mining. EMD SD70ACe units are slated to test later in the year.
Just after sunrise a pair of showroom-fresh GEs pierce shadows as they head for Silver Bay with 156 cars of taconite iron ore. EMD-exclusive NSM has a four-month lease on three of these. EMD SD70A... (more)
Just after sunrise a pair of showroom-fresh GEs lead 156 ore loads through the mosquito breeding grounds of Northeastern Minnesota. EMD-exclusive NSM has a four-month lease on three of these.
Pulling 149 loads of rock down from the mine in Babbitt to the processing plant at Silver Bay, NSM 652 leads three other EMD SD40's along the NSM mainline at M.P. 4.5
Many tons of raw taconite rock roll along the NSM mainline almost effortlessly as they traverse the curves and grades between the mine at Babbitt and the plant at Silver Bay.