Northshore Mining

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Northshore Mining Overview

Northshore Mining Co. is a 47-mile shortline running from Babbit, MN to Silver Bay, MN. The railroad primarily hauls taconite pellets from the mine in Babbit to Silver Bay. NSM also hauls tailings from Babbit to Milepost 7, a dumpsite.

NSM interchanges with CN at Northshore Junction, MN

Northshore Mining Roster

Number Model Year Built History Notes
NSM 650 SD40-3 1971 Ex-EMDX 6507/CSX 8358/SBD 8299/CRR 3024 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 651 SD40-3 1966 Ex-CR 6338/PC 6085/PRR 6085 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 652 SD40-3 1966 Ex-RLCX 652/CR 6345/PC 6092/PRR 6092 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 653 SD40-3 1979 Ex-UP 3545 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 654 SD40-3 1980 Ex-UP 3674 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 655 SD40-3 1973 Ex-EMDX 6040/ICG 6040/CRIP 4790 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 656 SD40-3 1973 Ex-EMDX 6041/ICG 6041/CRIP 4791 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 657 SD40-3 1973 Ex-EMDX 6048/ICG 6048/CRIP 4798 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 660 SD40-3 1969 Ex-WC 6944/GCFX 6074/CN 5082 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 661 SD40-3 1969 Ex-WC 6903/GCFX 6033/CN 5120 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 662 SD40-3 1969 Ex-WC 6928/GCFX 6058/CN 5110 Backup/Secondary Power
NSM 671 SD70ACe 2004 Ex-PRLX 4833/CSX 4833 Main Power
NSM 672 SD70ACe 2004 Ex-PRLX 4839/CSX 4839 Main Power
NSM 673 SD70ACe 2004 Ex-PRLX/CSX Has not arrived as of 4/1/20
NSM 674 SD70ACe 2004 Ex-PRLX/CSX Has not arrived as of 4/1/20
NSM 675 SD70ACe 2004 Ex-PRLX/CSX Has not arrived as of 4/1/20
NSM 1212 SW1200 1962 Ex-RSMX 1212 Switcher
NSM 1216 SW1200 1962 Ex-BNSF 3531/BN 183/NP 124 Switcher
NSM 1231 SD18 1962 Ex-RSMX 1231 Mostly OOS, Runs Occasionally
NSM 1234 SD38-3 1965 Ex-RSMX 1234 Switcher
NSM 1235 SD38-3 1965 Ex-RSMX 1235 Switcher
NSM 1236 SD38-3 1965 Ex-RSMX 1236 Switcher
NSM 2001 SD40-2 1973 Ex-NREX 2100/VMVX 2100/SOO 773 OOS?




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