In the middle of nowhere, in the pitch black dark and light rain the North Shore Mining heads back to Babbitt at Hwy 11 near Tiomi.
North Shore Mining heads north for Babbitt with another string of empties behind the leased GEs.
With a lite fog laying low in the area due to the brisk 42 degree morning, the 5am raw ore train greets the morning sun that is just creeping over the trees in Toimi MN. The smoking 5418, third ou... (more)
A morning tailing's train works up hill with a pair of SD40-3's sandwiching the side dump cars at MP 6.
After dumping the tailings off in the pit that is located behind the hill in the background, the 650 rolls past the 3.6 signal as it heads back to Silver Bay for another load of tailings.
A loaded tailings train from Silver Bay heads for the dump that is just around the corner and through the woods.
An empty ore train works hard as it heads upgrade out of Silver Bay.
A tailings train makes an appearance at MP 5.
North Shore Mining loads head south at Highway 2 for Silver Bay.
Miles from any kind of civilization, NSM 655, 650 & 653 approach the ex-LTV over pass (where this shot was taken from). Be careful if you drive a car to get this location because I hit a rut in th... (more)
NSM 650, 650 & 655 head up the grade out of Silver Bay with the empties for Babbit. Time taken: 1756hrs.
NSM 655, 650 & 653 head south passing mile post 23. The NSM will be shutting down for approx 1 month in April due to the economic slow down. However, the NSM will keep busy by doing a lot of much ... (more)