The "noon" loaded ore train (actually departed at 13:30) rolls towards Silver Bay with 156 cars.
NSM 650 leads CN's MRF down the Wales Branch. At Wales it will be wyed into trailing position.
Brightening up the scene today on Northshore Mining was this leased SD40, as it lead two blue and white SD40-2s an 156 cars of crude taconite towards Silver Bay.
With the nearby detector announcing -18F and a strong wind chill out of the NW at -37F, a shortened ore train (75 cars) makes its way to Silver Bay.
Crude taconite train rolls east for Silver Bay with a leased Alaska GP40-2 in the consist.
Two leased Alaska GP40-2s help on the loaded 130-car ore train.
Four SD40 type units handle 126 loaded ore cars towards Silver Bay at 06:23.
Loaded 125-car crude taconite train rolls east to the mine at Babbitt to the processing plant at Silver Bay on Lake Superior.
Empty tailings train with DPU SD40-3s returns to Silver Bay from Babbitt.
Loaded crude taconite train from Babbitt to Silver Bay with rare SD28 leading.
A loaded Northshore Mining taconite (iron ore) train rolls from Babbitt, MN to Silver Bay (SD40-2s 657 & 655 plus SD40-3 651).