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January 2019 Photo of the Month: 

A summer 1958 overhead view of Proctor yard, looking west/north. Two sets of Great Northern F units sit just outside the enginehouse, leased to handle an upsurge in traffic. On the left side of the photo appears to be a Steelton transfer as evidenced by the caboose positioned on the south end of the cut of loaded ore cars, ready to depart for Adolph and the Interstate branch. A few Yellowstone tenders stick out of the roundhouse. DM&IR photograph, MRHS Collection.

 

The 2019 DM&IR Veteran Association Calendar

The Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Veteran Employees Association and the Missabe Railroad Historical Society have again partnered to produce the 2019 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Company calendar for sale to the public at a cost of only $15.00 for the large calendar and $10 for the small calendar including postage. 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 or any occasion.

he 2019 calendar features a beautiful photo provided by Clayton Tinkham. Texas type locomotive number 701 leads an empty ore train up Proctor Hill on July 7, 1954.

Please complete the order form below and return it to me at the address indicated. Quantities are limited. Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Send check or money order made payable to the DM&IR Veteran Employees Association for $15.00 for each large calendar ordered or $10.00 for each small calendar ordered to:

DM&IR Railway Veteran Employees Association c/o Aine Merrill, 9147 East Moonshine Road, South Range, WI 54874 

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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).

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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