The first run of NSM's former CSX SD70ACe models heads east toward Silver Bay with taconite loads. NSM expects five of these to replace four leased CEFX SD9043MACs. For now the mining railroad's S... (more)
Two leased MACs lead a Northshore Mining SD40-3 toward Silver Bay with a short ore train.
On their first revenue run for Northshore Mining, two leased CIT MACs lead 156 loaded ore cars towards Silver Bay.
An empty tailings train heads back to the ore processing plant at Silver Bay with an essence of fall color on the trees.
Late summer flowers provide some color as a short ore train heads for Silver Bay.
Just after sunrise a pair of showroom-fresh GEs pierce shadows as they head for Silver Bay with 156 cars of taconite iron ore. EMD-exclusive NSM has a four-month lease on three of these. EMD SD70A... (more)
Ore empties head back to the mine for another load.
A fairly rare catch to find one of NSM's rebuilt SD28s leading a loaded ore train. Here 1234 leads three leased SD40-2s towards Silver Bay with 156 cars.
Veteran SD18 1231 shoves NSM's unique looking Jordan Spreader east on the snow covered south track.
Seldom used veteran Reserve Mining SD18 1231 pulls the railroad's Jordan Spreader towards milepost 32 where they will reverse direction and plow towards milepost 18, making a pass over the snow co... (more)
A trio of road units hustle 156 ore empties back to the mine at Babbitt after a decent snowfall.
Nice clean leader powers an ore train through ice fog as it heads for the plant at Silver Bay on Christmas Eve.
Three blue SD40s lead 130 loads of crude ore east towards Silver Bay under clear skies on a mild (+31F) Sunday.
At the time when we took this shot we had no idea of the tragedy taking place in New York City. Everyone remembers 9/11 and where they were. It is 8:50a.m. on September 11, 2001 and we are follo... (more)
Conductor checks you out while you check out his dash 8 led 44A westward on the harrisburg line