Leased NREX 5418 (built for the L&N; later Seaboard and Canadian Pacific) leads a train up from the dock on Lake Superior.
Recently released from overhaul and sporting a new paint job and nose lettering, Sd40-3 651 leads SD18 1231, SD28 1234, and leased Alaska GP40-2 3004 southboud near Silver Bay with 155 loads.
On a road dominated by SD40 type units, to catch a pair of veterans leading a loaded ore train is a real treat. SD18 1231 and rare SD28 1236 have the honors today.
One of three rare SD28s on NSM heads back to Babbitt after using locomotive air to clean switches at Norshor Junction. Sister 1235 is undergoing a complete rebuild at NRE.
This 79-car train won't encounter any fresh snow today, but if they did I'm sure the four shovels and one switch broom on the nose of 656 would come in handy. After all, this is northeastern Minn... (more)
An interesting motive power combination that includes leased Alaska GP40-2 3004 and NSM SD18 1231 leads 80 empties out of Silver Bay and into a biting wind out of the northwest. The dector at mil... (more)
SD40-3 654 leads 23 loads of taconite tailings upgrade out of Silver Bay while DPU sister 653 shoves on the rear.
With a nearby detector reporting an air temp of -19F, this cold-shortened ore train makes its way towards Silver Bay.
a ground level view of the rotary car dump at Northshore Mining, this is a 2 car dumper.
NSM 1212 leads a cut of cars of crude taconite headed for the dumper at the plant
Loaded course trailings train with DPU SD40-3s on either end heads towards Babbitt for unloading.
The "noon" loaded ore train (actually departed at 13:30) rolls towards Silver Bay with 156 cars.
Borrowed NREX 5418 leads the early morning ore loads into Silver Bay at 06:27.
Noon loads eastbound near Milepost 13.