Three blue units lead 156 cars of ore towards Silver Bay on a pristine late spring morning.
Three blue units lead 156 cars or ore towards Silver Bay on a pristine late spring morning.
The crew of the NSM RR gives a friendly little gesture and smokes it up a little as they roll by on their return trip to Babbitt with the empties. It was a great spring day in northern Minnesota ... (more)
The noon loads consisting of three SD40-3's and 156 cars of taconite rock make their way from the mine in Babbitt to the plant in SIlver Bay on a great spring day. The detector chimed in with the... (more)
The crew pulls the empties past the half way point between the plant at Silver Bay and the mine at Babbitt. The trio of SD40-3's sounded nice pulling hard coming up hill on an otherwise calm and ... (more)
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.
Northshore Mining plow extra with veteran SD-18 providing the power.He is going away in this view, plowing the south track on the way to cleanout the CN interchange at Northshore Jct.
A very nice suprise during a visit to the North Shore Mining.This plow extra came out of Silver Bay attached to the rear of northbound empties.He cut off at MP 15 and followed the empties north to... (more)
A classic three EMD set of NSM locomotives breaks the silence of the cold northern Minnesota winter wilderness as they pull the loads of raw taconite rock from the mine to the plant. Once they pas... (more)
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.
North Shore Mining loads head south at Highway 2 for Silver Bay.
Nice clean leader powers an ore train through ice fog as it heads for the plant at Silver Bay on Christmas Eve.
The Ice Kingdom. With ice covering everything, a beautiful sight was 4 NSM SD40's chugging towards Silver Bay with a cold shortened train. Truly was sight to behold.