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October 2015 Photo of the Month:

DM&IR SD38AC 202 leads a Thunderbird crude ore train through Iron Junction circa 1980. MRHS Collection.

2015 Convention at Larsmont Cottages


The 2015 Convention Committe invites you to join your fellow MRHS members for what promises to be a very special weekend at Larsmont cottages located about 6 miles south of Two Harbors, Minnesota along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.  The dates for this year's convention will be Octover 23-25.

This year's convention will be a bit more laid back to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that we will be in. We are still finalizing a couple of things but we will definitely have an enjoyable weekend planned for you. Remember, we can only accommodate 50 people total for this convention! BOOK NOW!

Special Request: We are asking that attendees bring about a dozen photos and or slides that we can share with everyone.  Friday night we will be demostrating how we have been scanning your Archives. We are going to scan everyone's images and then share them on Saturday with everyone. Don't worry, you will get your originals back on Friday night as the process takes only a few seconds for each image.

Itinerary: We have a full itinerary listed so you can plan your weekend accordingly.  The RDC ride down to Duluth for lunch and then back up to Two Harbors will be one of the big highlights of this year's convention. Because of the time of the year, you will be able to see things you normally wouldn't be able to during the Summer months. We will be opening up the Archives at the Lake County Museum at the Two Harbors Depot. We will have items out from our Archives that you have never seen before. Just being able to see some of the things we are putting out will be worth the trip by itself! Out annual meeting will be held Sunday morning at Larsmont Cottages.

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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