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Photo ID: 776589

The Tailings train heads through Beaver Bay past “Railfan Rock” with a NSM SD40-2 on the head end and a NSM SD40-2 on the rear.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: NSM Tailings Train
Photo Date: July 12, 2021


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By: Johnny Hansen

Added: Jul 12, 2021

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Photo ID: 769147

A pair of veteran SD40-3's sandwich a train of now empty side dumps as they drift back down to the plant after visiting the tailing basin to dump their tailings waste material.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: March 13, 2021


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By: Todd M.

Added: Apr 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 761704

A veteran workhorse who's been used hauling coarse tailings westbound from the plant to the mine. They use the tailings on the mine haul roads to protect the tires of the big equipment and make f... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: January 03, 2021


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 31, 2021

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Photo ID: 759959

A pair of NSM SD40-3's work at pulling and pushing heavy wet coarse tailings loads along the Northshore Mining main line as they head up to the mine to deliver these cars. The mine uses the mater... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: January 03, 2021


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 14, 2021

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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: 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: 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: 652839

Day one of the new year and the leader of the morning loads train from the mine down to the plant matches the sky. A good day in the land of sky blue waters.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Tiomi, 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: 643420

Quietly rolling down the west main on a cold winter afternoon half way between the mine at Babbitt, MN and the plant on the shores of Lake Superior at Silver Bay, MN.

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


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 04, 2018

Views: 1,162
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Photo ID: 643417

A cold winter afternoon at M.P. 28 along the NSM mainline finds a loaded taconite train heading east towards the plant at Silver Bay, MN with what can only be described as a unique consist of a pa... (more)

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


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 632396

Sporting a patriotic air horn painted red, white and blue, this 30 car empty tailings train is just out of Babbitt.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Babbitt, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings empties
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Brian Ziegler

Added: Sep 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 608259

Tailings train heads away.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Feb 27, 2017

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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

Views: 1,093
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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: 1,260
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Photo ID: 581929

Two of North Shore Minings SD40-3's work hard to move a morning tailings train up the grade at Beaver Bay MN. After a few more minuets they will head up the spur track to the dumpsite to offload a... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 04, 2016


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By: colmat91

Added: Jul 05, 2016

Views: 1,969
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