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November 2015 Photo of the Month:

DM&IR 163 had its nose chopped in April 1971 after an accident on Proctor Hill. Along with 186 it was somewhat of a precursor to the SDM program that would start a decade later. Here, 163 is shown with sister 162 coasting along the mainline through Wilpen on the Superior Branch between Keenan and Mitchell (Hibbing) on September 22, 1986. The cars at left are likely empties staged for the nearby mines on the Chisholm Branch. Steve Lorenz photo.

2016 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 2016 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 enthusiast, Christmas or any occasion.

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. 



The Bruce Meyer Collection - Photo CD “Steam Locomotive Closeups”



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.


Spring 2015


In This Issue:

• Erie Mining F9s 4210 & 4214

• The DM&IR’s Final Diesel Purchase Study

• Reflective Signs for Sale

• MRHS 2015 Convention

• Changes in MRHS Membership

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