Two leased MACs lead a Northshore Mining SD40-3 toward Silver Bay with a short ore train.
Northshore Mining's 0700 crew has their pair of SD9043MACs in full dynamic as they descend the 1.5 percent grade toward Lake Superior. The train is skirting the west side of Silver Bay's golf cour... (more)
After five months of being inactive, Northshore Mining operated its first ore train today between the mine at Babbitt and plant at Silver Bay. Cliffs Natural Resources idled this operation in Octo... (more)
Former Erie Mining Company F9A 4210 leads a loaded ore train with 119 cars downgrade towards Taconite Harbor on a beautiful summer day.
The 0700 job returns with empties near the isolated set-out track named Reserve (named for its close proximity to the Reserve Mining mainline). F9A 4214 has been sold and is headed to a new owner.... (more)
An empty ore train exists Cramer Tunnel on its way back to the mine. F9 4213 would be destroyed in a run-away at Taconite Harbor two years later.
Six F9s in an ABBBBA configuration work ore empties just west of Cramer Tunnel.
In late 1998 LTV Steel Mining Company began running longer 125-car ore trains and to handle such tonnage they assembled 6-unit locomotive sets (previously 4-5 units sets were the norm on 96-car tr... (more)