This typical northern Minnesota winter scene brought to us by the fine folks at North Shore Mining on a forecasted hot and humid northern Minnesota summer day.
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)
A cool winter scene for hot summer days. The North Shore Mining noon loads crew hum along at a steady track speed on a cold winter day while they move rock from the Babbitt mine to Silver Bay pla... (more)
Three rare ex-Reserve Mining SD28s (1234, 1236, 1235) and former NSM SD18 1228 (leased back from LRC) head out of Silver Bay with empties for Babbitt the day after Christmas 2000.
NSM 653 leads an EMD lease unit and a recently arrived ex-GCFX/WC SD40-3 downgrade towards Silver Bay with 155 loads. Also on the train was NREX SD40-2 5418.
With only the last few miles to go the crew aboard the noon loads eases their train past the jct. for the tailings basin and proceeds to Silver Bay with more taconite rock.
The noon loads consisting of three SD40-3's and 156 cars of taconite rock make their way from the mine in Babbitt to the plant in SIlver Bay on a great spring day. The detector chimed in with the... (more)
A classic three EMD set of NSM locomotives breaks the silence of the cold northern Minnesota winter wilderness as they pull the loads of raw taconite rock from the mine to the plant. Once they pas... (more)
Nice clean leader powers an ore train through ice fog as it heads for the plant at Silver Bay on Christmas Eve.
Running notch 8 to Silver Bay, MN with 9,000 horsepower pulling 17,000 tons of raw taconite from the mine at Babbitt, MN
NSM 650 prepares to lead 156 cars of taconite rock from the mine in Babbitt, Mn south to Silver Bay, MN. All added up this train is roughly 17,000 tons end to end.
A just delivered "filler" unit from NREX leads a 128-car Northshore Mining ore train towards Silver Bay.
Loaded crude taconite train from Babbitt to Silver Bay with rare SD28 leading.