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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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo ID: 512610

NSM 650 grunts and NSM 651 groans as they work together lifting heavy, wet coarse waste tailings out of the Lake Superior basin from Silver Bay to the tailings ponds 7 miles inland.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings Train
Photo Date: December 29, 2014


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 500704

An empty tailings train heads back to the ore processing plant at Silver Bay with an essence of fall color on the trees.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: September 26, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Oct 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 474220

Pulling through the yard at North Shore Mining's taconite processing plant at Silver Bay we hold while NSM 1235 is about to pull loads around the building and then begin to shove them through the ... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: 1100 loads
Photo Date: May 15, 2010


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By: Todd M.

Added: Mar 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 457810

Two units receive repairs at the NSM shops.

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Babbitt, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 05, 2013


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 07, 2013

Views: 2,433
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Favorited: 3
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