As fog rolls in off Lake Superior a dumper job pulls loaded cars towards the unloading shed.
Rare SD28 1235 acts as the air "pumper" engine as a road train of raw ore is assembled at the mine. The loading silo is in the distance.
One of three former WC/CN SD40-3s acquired by NSM receives some attention at the mining firm's diesel shop at Babbitt.
Another train of waste course tailings heads up to the basin with a blue NSM logo pushing in DPU mode.
An interesting switch stand light matchs the color of the units.
Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Northshore Mining operates a taconite processing facility. After delivering a string of taconite rock loads for the crusher, NSM 655, 656 and 657 prepare ... (more)
After having to clear snow from switches to get into the yard, delivering their commercial interchange traffic for CN and looking over their newly delivered locomotive, the crew rides off into th... (more)
The crew with the NSM 651 uses some air from the loco to blow out switches at their small interchange yard they share with CN. When you run a small railroad operation you do what you have to to m... (more)
The crew on board the NSM SD40-3 #651 pulls up and gets their first look at their "new" rebuilt toy, the NSM SD28-3 #1236 which was sent out almost a year ago to the day for rebuild at NRE in Dixm... (more)
Back on home rails! Originally built in 1965 as a SD28 and used at Reserve Mining, this unit was rebuilt by NRE in Dixmoor, Il in 2011 and is now clasified as a SD28-3. With only 2000 h.p. this un... (more)
A lucky shaft of sunlight illuminates the lead units on an ore train.
A pair of leased units long with NSM 650 lug 156 ore loads towards Silver Bay on a beautifully still and crisp (temp 44F) morning in Northeastern Minnesota.
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.
Three rare ex-Reserve Mining SD28s (1234, 1236, 1235) and former NSM SD18 1228 (leased back from LRC) head out of Silver Bay with empties for Babbitt the day after Christmas 2000.