Extra South 174 passes through Waldo with its destination of the arrival yard in Two Harbors only minutes away on a sunny August 2, 1975. Shortly after this location, the mainlines will split and the train will take the steeper southbound main into town. In less than 5 years, lead engine DM&IR SD18 174 will be chosen to start the SDM rebuilding program at Proctor and emerge as DM&IR 301. The boxcars on the right are at the J.C. Cambell lumber mill, which opened in 1964. Photo by Steve Glischinski.
We will hold our annual Clean Team event at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum this year on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00am. Come join us as we help clean and polish all the Missabe historical items at the Museum for the upcoming summer season. Cleaning supplies are provided, so all we need is YOU! We clean until about noon and then enjoy pizza for lunch. Mark your calendars for this fun and rewarding event and help the Museum show off our Missabe pride.
The current issue of N Scale Railroading features a cover article from MRHS member Bill Edgar on Missabe's SD9 and SD18 fleets. Regardless of your modeling scale, the article includes a great deal of information and photos of the various features of the DM&IR units for any modeler. Check it out at your local hobby store.
The fourth part of the Meyer B&W Negative Collection series focuses on close-ups and detail shots of DM&IR steam locomotives with 460 photos. The images are presented by wheel arrangement, starting with the lead truck (none, two or four), followed by the driving wheels, then the rear truck (none, two or four) and finally by locomotive number.
The photos can be viewed either in the self-starting CD photo album book or individually. Photos an be printer out and works on both Mac and Windows.
CD Prepared exclusively for the MRHS by PrairieWorks.