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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

Views: 732
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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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Photo ID: 388292

The crew with the NSM 651 uses some air from the loco to blow out switches at their small interchange yard they share with CN. When you run a small railroad operation you do what you have to to m... (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 30, 2012

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Photo ID: 388279

With the yard at Silver Bay plugged, all the #651 can do today is drop off cars (middle track) and let the ones the CN dropped off (left track) sit another day. They will run light back the the Ba... (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 30, 2012

Views: 860
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Photo ID: 388220

In an almost never photographed scene, two NSM employees (Engineer operating air gun) blow out switches at Norshor Junction. Its unfortunate that they have no way to wash their engines.

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 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 366153

The loads of taconite rock from Babbitt come around the mountain when they come. They were running about a half hour late today but the weather made it easy to sit and wait.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: 0500 Loads
Photo Date: June 12, 2011


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By: Missabefan

Added: Jun 15, 2011

Views: 1,096
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Photo ID: 365250

Three blue units lead 156 cars of ore towards Silver Bay on a pristine late spring morning.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: 06:00 Loads
Photo Date: June 05, 2011


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jun 05, 2011

Views: 1,236
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 365248

Three blue units lead 156 cars or ore towards Silver Bay on a pristine late spring morning.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: 06:00 Loads
Photo Date: June 05, 2011


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jun 05, 2011

Views: 889
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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