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)
Running back to the mine with empties, PRLX 2643 leads the way inland at the half way point along the 47 mile railroad. The railroad currently has 2 PRLX units being used as loaners for two of th... (more)
PRLX 2643, ex-NS SD70M leads empties west back to the mine at Babbitt from the plant at Silver Bay, MN. The very basic very bland and very black PRLX unit is one of two PRLX SD70M loaners NSM is u... (more)
Empties behind two ex-CSX but new to them NSM painted SD70ACe's (673 & 671) and NSM 660 a former CN/WC SD40-3 kick up some of the fresh snow and they rumble along the mainline heading west back t... (more)
A veteran workhorse who's been used hauling coarse tailings westbound from the plant to the mine. They use the tailings on the mine haul roads to protect the tires of the big equipment and make f... (more)
A pair of NSM SD40-3's work at pulling and pushing heavy wet coarse tailings loads along the Northshore Mining main line as they head up to the mine to deliver these cars. The mine uses the mater... (more)
Never know what a person may see while trackside. Northshore Mining has received 5 new to them ex- CSX EMD SD70ACe's for moving taconite rock from their mine at Babbitt, MN down to their plant at... (more)
The NSM has started back up after taking some time off this summer with low customer demand due to the virus. The NSM also has picked up some newer SD70's right before they shutdown. So these girl... (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)
Ore loads behind an all EMD power trio glide down the Northshore Mining mainline between the mine at Babbitt and the plant at Silver Bay.
The morning train of taconite bearing rock from the mine at Babbitt, MN makes it's way past the large pond near Toimi, MN at the half way point on the trip to the plant at Silver Bay, MN.
A North Shore Mining SD40-3 leads a work train through the dense fog in Toimi, MN.
A matched pair of SD9043AC's pull empty ore cars from the shores of Lake Superior towards the mine at Babbit
North Shore Mining's 5am loads are about half ways along their 46 mile run from Babbitt to Silver Bay.
The 11am crude taconite ore train out of Babbitt is powered by leased CIT SD9043MAC and a couple of SD40-3's.