Reaching the approximate half way point on their 47 mile trip between the plant and the mine while passing through one of only three public road crossings on the route.
Pulling up the grade out of the Lake Superior basin, three SD40-3's are barking hard as they pull the empties back inland from Silver Bay to the mine at Babbitt. The NSM nose logo was the frostin... (more)
Extra 910 West crosses the Fox River at Packwaukee,WI..
A northbound empty jenny train heads through a series of rock cuts and along some very impressive rock faces near mile 35 of the Southern Subdivision with AC44CW 17 leading AMMC SD70ACe 9003.
B&LE power could be found on ore trains over the CNW Wisconsin Division in the '70s. 839 and 823 assist the 836 with 144 cars, 92 are ore empties on this westbound move.
Ore empties move east behind Baldwin sharks. John's railfanning companion was his longtime friend the late Bill Rosenberg of Kew Gardens, Long Island, N.Y., and the method of transport for this 3... (more)
An empty ore train is pictured at the West Portal of Cramer Tunnel as it returns to the plant site from the dock. Power is an A-B-B set of F units plus a GP38 and a C420. F9A # 4211 was delivered... (more)
This Alaska unit is leased to the North Shore Mining,seen here leading northbound ore empties back to Babbitt.
Before the Arrival of the tunnel motors, the SD38-2s were the most moder power on the Missabe. Here 209 leads ore empties out of Two Harbors on a gorgeous midsummer evening.