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.
A pair of former Reserve Mining SD18s rest in the deadline. The 1232 is serviceable and is used on occasion.
Running late, the morning ore train nears Silver Bay with a former GCFX unit leading three EMD sisters.
A loaded tailings train heads to the Milepost 7 basin with one SD40-3 on either end.
The operator has his train of empty ore cars well in hand as we approach the crossover at milepost 12.5. This train was following a loaded tailings train back to Babbitt and had two leased CREX GE... (more)
Northshore Mining's unique looking former Reserve Mining spreader clears the south track.
NSM's three former GCFX (CN/WC) SD40-3s lead a train of ore empties out of the Lake Superior Basin northwest of Silver Bay. These three were being used while the two leased CREX GEs normally used ... (more)
A 30-car tailings train with an SD40-3 on either end (you can see the other unit between the cars on the right) prepares to ease under the loadout at Silver Bay.
Two units receive repairs at the NSM shops.
NSM 1235 takes a break from spotting ore loads at the dumper along the shore of Lake Superior.
A lone SD40-3 handles a cut of interchange traffic from Silver Bay to the CN interchange at Norshor Junction.
Close-up view of two CREX GEs being tested by Northshore Mining. EMD SD70ACe units are slated to test later in the year.
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)
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.