Gliding along the NSM mainline is two somewhat still new to them engines in the form of ex-CSX SD70ACe and one lease unit PRLX 2643, which is an ex-NS SD70M pulling the loads from the mine to the ... (more)
A peaceful morning listening to birds and other wildlife around the pond is momentarily broken by the rumble of these EMD's and their train for about 20 minutes as they work in unison on the two h... (more)
Loads of taconite bearing rock from Babbitt make their way to Silver Bay passing the signals for the tailings basin near MP 7 on the NSM mainline.
The morning loads of taconite rock continue towards the plant while the tailings train waits for them to clear and will wye the train before returning to the plant at Silver Bay.
Day one of the new year and the leader of the morning loads train from the mine down to the plant matches the sky. A good day in the land of sky blue waters.
Quietly rolling down the west main on a cold winter afternoon half way between the mine at Babbitt, MN and the plant on the shores of Lake Superior at Silver Bay, MN.
A cold winter afternoon at M.P. 28 along the NSM mainline finds a loaded taconite train heading east towards the plant at Silver Bay, MN with what can only be described as a unique consist of a pa... (more)
Sometimes you have to take what the railroad gives you. Northshore Mining loads heading from Babbitt, MN to the plant at Silver Bay, MN reach the half way point of the 47 mile trip.
Having left the mine at Babbitt, MN a few hours ago, the loads of taconite rock are almost to Silver Bay, MN and the processing plant located there.
After running around it's train of loads due to track constraints at Alexander, Engine 113 is shoving the cars north to the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad interchange.
The beans are doing good, and glad its not Corn as there no shot with corn.
The first pull of taconite "fines" heads west through Murphy City early in the morning. After dropping the loads off at Trow siding, the Fs will return to the Tunnel siding to pick up more loads.
Manufacturers Railway Company SW 1500 # 255 works to load grain cars, at the Tr-City Regional Port District Mid-Coast Terminal on Saturday, April 23, 2008. The towboat Ernie T. Wellhausen is in fo... (more)