Three leased units lead a short 99-car empty ore train out of Silver Bay towards Babbitt.
NSM 653 leads an EMD lease unit and a recently arrived ex-GCFX/WC SD40-3 downgrade towards Silver Bay with 155 loads. Also on the train was NREX SD40-2 5418.
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.
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)
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.
Nice clean leader powers an ore train through ice fog as it heads for the plant at Silver Bay on Christmas Eve.
Due to recent heavy snow NSM called out their unique looking former Reserve Mining spreader to plow the mainline. Here the plow extra nears Silver Bay.
A mere 15 miles off pavement and down a logging road into the woods of northern Minnesota you will come across the Skibo Road crossing at M.P. 43 on the NSM RR. Rumor had it this was the most rem... (more)
An elusive NSM SD28 pulls loads up to the dump pocket by remote control on the left, empties wait to depart one of the yard tracks center stage and a tailings train waits to begin loading on the r... (more)
After delivering loads, this trio of NSM SD40-3's tie onto a string of empties and will head back to the mine in Babbitt, MN for more loads of taconite rock.
A NSM coarse tailings train waits to begin loading under the load-out silo in the never ending cycle of hauling waste product as the plant makes taconite pellets from taconite rock.
NSM 650 prepares to lead 156 cars of taconite rock from the mine in Babbitt, Mn south to Silver Bay, MN. All added up this train is roughly 17,000 tons end to end.
Headed for Silver Bay with 130 loads.
Recented leased 5482 wears NSM colors but is lettered for owner NRE. Here it leads 130 ore loads towards the pellet plant at Silver Bay. Getting any clean unit this time of year is a handsome re... (more)