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Photo ID: 592026

Reaching the approximate half way point on their 47 mile trip between the plant and the mine while passing through one of only three public road crossings on the route.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Tiomi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Ore Empties
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 591941

Pulling up the grade out of the Lake Superior basin, three SD40-3's are barking hard as they pull the empties back inland from Silver Bay to the mine at Babbitt. The NSM nose logo was the frostin... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Ore Empties
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 591768

Breaking the silence for a moment are three SD40-3's working hard pulling empties back inland from the Lake Superior basin and the plant at Silver Bay back to the mine at Babbitt, MN. Fall colors ... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Tiomi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Empties
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 576096

An empty twenty eight car tailing train descends the last few miles towards Silver Bay.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Creek Township, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: May 09, 2016


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By: Brian Ziegler

Added: May 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 576095

With a SD40-3 on each end of the train, NSM 651 shoves 28 cars of 'tails' to Babbitt for unloading.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: May 08, 2016


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By: Brian Ziegler

Added: May 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 553745

In the last light of a cold winter's day, NSM 651 pushes hard on a loaded tailings train traveling inland the seven miles from the plant to the tailing pond to unload and then return to the plant ... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings Train
Photo Date: December 29, 2014


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By: Todd M.

Added: Nov 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 488092

Off to dump tailings.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: September 15, 2012


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Jul 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 474986

A loaded tailings train heads to the Milepost 7 basin with one SD40-3 on either end.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: March 23, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Mar 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 457819

A 30-car tailings train with an SD40-3 on either end (you can see the other unit between the cars on the right) prepares to ease under the loadout at Silver Bay.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: November 05, 2013


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 07, 2013

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Photo ID: 411954

Another train of waste course tailings heads up to the basin with a blue NSM logo pushing in DPU mode.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings Train
Photo Date: September 15, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 14, 2012

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Photo ID: 408712

Having run the complete 47 mile NSM mainline with tailings ( fine waste rock from the taconite production process) for the mine haul roads, NSM 651 heads back to Silver Bay and is just outside Bab... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Babbitt, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings train
Photo Date: September 09, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Sep 10, 2012

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Photo ID: 401158

The crew rounds the bend in front of "Railfan Rock" along the NSM mainline and hurries back to the plant after dumping the waste tailings at the basin.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailing Train
Photo Date: June 10, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jun 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 389351

Tailings train thunders through the detector and signals at MP 2.2 as they drop down quite a large hill minutes from Silver Bay.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Feb 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 388380

After having to clear snow from switches to get into the yard, delivering their commercial interchange traffic for CN and looking over their newly delivered locomotive, the crew rides off into th... (more)

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: N/A, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 388377

On a shortline railroad crewmembers have to take on different jobs. Normally a section crew would have come through and blown out these switches. Not here in the middle of the frozen tundra. The e... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Jordan, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Max Medlin

Added: Jan 31, 2012

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