Missabe on the Clinchfield

Shared this post courtesy of Robert Graham. Many of us know that during seasonal slow downs the Missabe would lease locomotives to the Great Northern and Soo Line. They also would send some of their SD's to the Rock Island and Detroit Toledo and Ironton. In this image Bob captured Missabe SD18 191 on the Clinchfield a well known Appalachian coal hauler. The following is Bob's write up.

Friday Flashback: Two Harbors Docks

Our Friday Flashback for 1/19/18 takes us to Two Harbors. This image was made on April 4, 1978 and shows the Irving S. Olds and sister laker A. H. Ferbert between Docks 1 and 2 while a DM&IR switch crew spots cars of pellets on Dock 1. Of special note is the shuttle boom conveyor on the far right, installed on the north side of Dock 2 for testing of the concept that would be employed on the south side of the dock that same year. Olds and Ferbert entered service in 1942 and both were scrapped in 1988 (Olds in Taiwan and Ferbert in Turkey).

2018 DM&IR Veteran Employees Association Calendar

 

The Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Veteran Employees Association and the Missabe Railroad Historical Society have again partnered to produce the 2018 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Company calendar for sale to the public at a cost of only $14.00 for the large calendar and $10 for the small calendar including postage (same as last year). The large calendar is approx. 25” x 38” with metal eyelet binding on the top and bottom. The smaller calendar is 12” x 18” printed on gloss cover with hole in the top for hanging. These yearly calendars make great gifts for railroad enthusiasts, Christmas or any occasion.  PDF order forme below.

 

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N Scale Railroading

 

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. 

 

 

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