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Photo ID: 836454

After shoving for all it's worth hauling heavy tailings up from the plant for dumping at the Milepost 7 tailing pond, NSM 650 is gliding back near m.p. 2 on the mainline almost to the plant at Sil... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: tailings
Photo Date: May 06, 2023


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 16, 2023

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Photo ID: 835955

Lifting heavy wet coarse tailings up from the plant at Silver Bay to the tailings pond at m.p. 7. The veteran EMDs and the tall searchlights make for a good day.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 653
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: May 05, 2023


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 09, 2023

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Photo ID: 832661

A push pull tandem with NSM 650 and NSM 653 lug heavy wet coarse waste rock up from the plant heading to their Milepost 7 tailings basin to unload before returning back to the plant to reload.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Beaver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 650
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: May 05, 2023


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By: Todd M.

Added: May 25, 2023

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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: 760737

After delivering cars of tailings to the mine at Babbitt, MN NSM 653 is headed back east towards the plant at Silver Bay, MN roughly 44 miles away.

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Babbitt, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 653
Train ID: Tailings
Photo Date: January 03, 2021


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jan 21, 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

Views: 1,540
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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: 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: 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: 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

Views: 1,470
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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: 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: 1,466
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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: 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

Views: 2,414
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Favorited: 7
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