Welcome to the Missabe Railroad Historical Society

June 2019 Photo of the Month: 

Before the 400 series SD40-3 rebuilds arrived on property, the Missabe tested several different styles of 3,000 hp turbocharged locomotives. In 1995, Helm Financial SD40-3's with CLC (Computerized Locomotive Controls) were tested. These proved successful and were followed with an order for 20 locomotives. One of the demonstrations is pictured at Biwabik with trailing SDM 306 running in isolation from the two lead engines. Operationally, these engines allowed the railroad to largely reduce Iron Range trains from 3 locomotives to 2 and eliminate the crew change at Biwabik. Doug Buell photograph. 

2019 Convention

 

The 2019 Convention Committee invites you to join your fellow MRHS members for this year’s MRHS Convention at the Lake Superior Transportation Museum in beautiful Duluth, MN. We will be riding the rails in style with W24 and business car Northland exclusively for the MRHS. These cars will be exclusive for our members and the cars will be pulled by DM&IR 2-8-0 Steam Engine #332!

FRIDAY, September 6

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Sign in & Registration

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - LSRM - Welcome and meet your fellow MRHS members for a fun and relaxing evening.

We will be serving a variety of hors d’ouvers, and beverages. Cash bar will be available.

8:00 PM - Presentation of images by Steve Glischinski

We want everyone to stop by to socialize, network and share their favorite memories of the Missabe. 

SATURDAY, September 7

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration continues, Pick up forms for model and photo contest (note,

we will also have tables for just display items).

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast

10:00AM - 12:00 PM- Train Ride to Two Harbors

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Explore Two Harbors, lunch on your own.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Return Trip to Duluth

4:00 - 5:30 PM Refresh Time

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Social Hour - Archives Auction Viewing, Modeling and Photo Contest viewing

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Banquet Dinner

7:45 - 8:45 PM - Guest Speaker, Bryan Memmott

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Contest awards presenta- tion and conclusion of the MRHS archives silent auction and raffle drawings.

SUNDAY, September 8
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Hot breakfast

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Annual membership meeting, Election of board members. 

Please register before August 16th so we can get an accurate count of everyone attending:

Full Registration BEFORE Aug. 16: $125

Full Registration AFTER Aug 16: $140

Non-Member (includes membership): $150

Send this completed form and check (made out to MRHS) to:

Doug Buell, Registrar, 201 Bluffs Ridge Ct, Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 464-1250, erie100@charter.net 

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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. 

 

 

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

$15.00
SKU: BMC-CD4

 

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.

Price: $15.00
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