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April 2014 Photo of the Month

Light power move with a dynamic duo SOO FP7 and DM&IR 316 SD-M cleaning off the bridge on the way north to get empty coal cars out of storage along the North Shore Scenic Railroad. Ownership of the 316 was transferred from the Missabe Railroad Historical Society to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum during a ceremony on Saturday April 6th, 2014 during the annual Clean Team event. Photo by Todd Mavec.

Press Release on DM&IR 316

 Pictured from left to right are: Neal Vanstrom, Brian Hoag, Tim Schandel  and Ken Buehler


Press Release on 316

Duluth, MN – Saturday April 5, 2014


In front of about 40 volunteers and press, the Missabe Railroad Historical Society officially handed over control of DM&IR locomotive 316 to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.  In a signing ceremony and official handing over of the “golden reverser key” Brian Hoag, President of the Missabe Railroad Historical Society handed the key to Neal Vanstrom, President of the Lake Superior Transpostation Museum Board.  Standing directly on 316, Ken Buehler, Museum President officiated the ceremony along with Tim Schandel.  All present agreed the 316 is in its rightful home and will continue the job it has done and will continue to do for the LSRM for years to come in Missabe paint.  That will not change.  The MRHS will continue to support the preservation of DM&IR equipment through our Heritage Fund.  Members who want to contribute such efforts should continue to support that fund. 

MRHS Clean Team Press

Cleaning the 227 (L to R: Greta Schauer, Carter Mavec, Tessa Schauer)

The annual Clean Team event yesterday drew some nice press in the Duluth News Tribune. There were some additional photos that appeared in the print version. A big thank you to all the volunteers that were able to help out!


Winter 2014 Ore Extra

 In This Issue: 

• Car Missabe Restoration Completed 

• DM&IR 606 at Two Harbors in the 1950s 

• Missabe Tender Class ID Plates 

• D&IR and DM&N Summers Ore Cars 

• U.S. Steel Duluth Works, Part 2 

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