Northshore Mining Railroad, The Little Giant DVD The Northshore Mining Railroad serves as a conveyor belt to move iron ore from mine to port and is truly a David in a land of Goliaths. Come along as you learn the history of this amazing railroad amidst the beauty of Minnesota. You will hear melodious horns echoing through woods in the crisp fall air. Stand beside the mainline in sub-zero blast of winter as 17,000-ton trains of iron ore rumble by. Listen to the throb of EMD’s rolling through the snowy north woods. Stand aside the shore as “lakers” load 70,000 tons of taconite pellets. Shot in 2011-2014, this is truly a modern tribute to a special railroad! Widescreen. Dolby Stereo Sound. 2 hours of viewing.