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Photo ID: 699532

Shortly after the loads ran by, this empty tailings train with NSM 650 pulling and NSM 651 pushing came rolling along heading back to the plant to reload. With no schedule at all and running only... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: June 02, 2019


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jun 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 699531

With only about 5 miles to go until the yard at Silver Bay, MN, it's all down hill from here for the crew as they descend into the Lake Superior basin to the plant.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CEFX 116
Train ID: Ore loads
Photo Date: June 02, 2019


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jun 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 665075

Running up the hill out of the Lake Superior basin, NSM 661 chases the setting sun with a train of empties on a cold and clear New Year's Day.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 661
Train ID: Empties
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 665072

Loads of taconite bearing rock from Babbitt make their way to Silver Bay passing the signals for the tailings basin near MP 7 on the NSM mainline.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Loads
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 652841

The tailings trains drifts back around the S curve at M.P. 6 as they head back to the plant to reload then make the trip back up the grade once again.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 654
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Mar 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 652840

The morning loads of taconite rock continue towards the plant while the tailings train waits for them to clear and will wye the train before returning to the plant at Silver Bay.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Loads
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Mar 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 647161

The push/pull SD40s on the NSM tailings train grind their way up the grade and through the curves out of Silver Bay as they head for the tailings pond among the brilliant fall colors.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: October 06, 2017


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By: Adam Wells

Added: Feb 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 643519

Climbing out the Lake Superior basin and away from Silver Bay heading into the sun running through the Superior National forest to Babbitt and the mine to drop off these empties then tying onto a ... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSMX 661
Train ID: Freight
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 643518

After running light up to Norshor Jct. to pick up bentonite hoppers interchanged by CN, a trio of SD40-3's head back to the plant at Silver Bay while a track worker runs up the east main.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 651
Train ID: Freight
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 643421

Drifting back down to Silver Bay from the tailing basin.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 654
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: January 01, 2018


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 637481

5am loads catch the only sunlight of the day as they descend into Silver Bay.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 662
Train ID: 0500 Loads
Photo Date: October 28, 2017


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By: Robert King

Added: Nov 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 593778

With their 1x1 power configuration, an empty tailings train runs down into Silver Bay among the peak fall colors.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 653
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 2016


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By: Adam Wells

Added: Oct 24, 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

Views: 1,186
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Photo ID: 591939

The empty tailings train coasting back downgrade to the plant at Silver Bay.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings Empties
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 591767

Pushing the tailings train back to the plant at Silver Bay. Fall colors are at the peak here in northern Minnesota.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: October 01, 2016


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 07, 2016

Views: 1,076
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Favorited: 7
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