On their first revenue run for Northshore Mining, two big SD9043MACs lead 156 loaded ore cars towards Silver Bay. NSM has leased this pair for two years.
Just after sunrise a pair of showroom-fresh GEs lead 156 ore loads through the mosquito breeding grounds of Northeastern Minnesota. EMD-exclusive NSM has a four-month lease on three of these.
A lucky shaft of sunlight illuminates the lead units on an ore train.
Late afternoon sun breaks through the storm clouds as NSM 655 leads a crude taconite train from Babbitt to the processing plant at Silver Bay on Lake Superior.
One of three rare SD28s on NSM heads back to Babbitt after using locomotive air to clean switches at Norshor Junction. Sister 1235 is undergoing a complete rebuild at NRE.
Loaded 125-car crude taconite train rolls east to the mine at Babbitt to the processing plant at Silver Bay on Lake Superior.