>>"Astrotrain, iron works facility secured. Move in for cargo pickup."<<
>>"Acknowledged Baneblade."<< Astrotrain simply replied to Baneblade's transmission while circling away from the mining grounds in order decrease his speed for controlled landing. Couple of minutes a some precision maneuvering later that had allowed him to transform above a railroad leading into the iron works, Astrotrain - now in his locomotive form steamed into the mining area that had been secured by the other Decepticons.
With his brakes screeching, Astrotrain pulled to halt next to Baneblade and transformed into hulking robot form himself.
"Focus on refined alloys, ignore the untampered ores! Let the Constructicons make what they need from the alloys produced by the fleshlings!" He bellowed to Ramplate and Firebrand. More as an instruction than an order for as soon as he had done so, Astrotrain himself walked over to the nearest pile a steel bars.
"This quality has to do." He snorted and transformed into his shuttle mode again, opening all of his hatches for the other Decepticons to load the steel bars into his cargo room. "If you are able to bind few dozen tons worth of those bars together and attach them to my cargo hooks, I can carry more than what you can fit into my cargo space."
"Too bad we can't use the railroads of the fleshlings. They'd allow far more to be taken at once. But I doubt even Soundwave could keep few miles long train hidden, heh."