Northern Pacific Mine Tipple


Northern Pacific Mine Tipple


A mine tipple with Northern Pacific train cars. A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product (coal) for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. In the U. S., tipples have been frequently associated with coal mines. Miners can be seen standing on top of a Northern Pacific railroad car and at the end of the tipple. Also a donkey and coal cart can be seen. The number of the box car is 36948. Other rail cars can be seen. Behind the railroad cars is a farm house, and a farm buildings. Exact date and location unknown. Unidentified.

Written in the lower right corner is, "103 44 / (99)." Written on the back on the left is, "#103 ALBUM / 159 SCRIPT / #98" and on the right, "120-9-22-11 x 14 (99) / NEG #8."




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black and white photographic print




Osborn, Lawton E. Sr.

Rights Holder

Copyright Southwestern North Dakota Museum Foundation and Dickinson Museum Center

Original Format

Photographic prints

Physical Dimensions

7.25" x 8.75"

Cataloguer's Notes

Title created by Dickinson Museum Center.
No receipt. 1 glassine env with the words Mine Tipple, and the number 230. Neg. #10.
Osborn Index #99 "Lehigh Lignite Coal Mine Loading Ramp & Tipple, 6miles East of Dickinson, Dickinson's & surrounding area's source of Coal, Binek Pittsburg Mine to the North of the Rail Road Tracks."

Physical Location

Osborn Album #2

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Osborn, “Northern Pacific Mine Tipple,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed June 29, 2022,