2016 Convention


Missabe Railroad Historical Society Invites you to the:


2016 Convention


Junction Inn Suites & Conference Center Babbitt, Minnesota

Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd 


Convention Details

The 2016 Convention Committee invites you to join your fellow MRHS members for a trip to the North Woods as we will be exploring the Tower / Soudan area of Northern Minnesota. It has been years since we have travelled to the northern most part of the DM&IR. This year’s convention will be held September 30th - October 2nd.

This convention will hold our rst ever entire hotel takeover. The Junction Inn & Suites ConferenceCenter is less than two years old and is the perfect place for this year’s convention. Only MRHS members and their guests will be staying at the hotel. This provides us an opportunity to set our things up and leave them up for the entire convention! With a total of just twenty rooms and at $99.99 per night this convention will book up fast. So let’s ll the hotel!!! Should we need additional rooms, Junction Inn has worked a deal with nearby hotels to honor the same room rate should we need it.

Special Request: We are asking that attendees again bring about a dozen photos and or slides that we can share with everyone. Friday night we will scan your images, and then share them on Saturday with everyone. Don’t worry, you will get your orignals back on Friday night as the process takes only a few seconds for each image. Everyone will take home a CD of the images that are shared by the members. This was a huge hit last year so we thought we’d do it again.

Modeling and Photo Contests: PLEASE bring models and/or photos for our contests. You can enter steam or diesel engines, rolling stock, cabooses, maintenance of way, passenger cars, buildings or anything Missabe related. This is a great way to show off your modeling skills and share with others. Photos can be either in B&W or color on anything DM&IR. Let’s get a good turnout this year for our contests.

Archives Auction: We are always looking for donated items to auction off at our convention to raise dollars for our archive efforts. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact Brian at All donations are tax deductible.

2016 MRHS Update

Clean Team: Please join us on Saturday, May 7th at 10 am for  our annual Clean Team event at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum - 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN.  Pizza and beverages for lunch is provided.

Please note the corrected date for Convention below!

Convention: The 2016 MRHS convention will be held September 30th to October 2nd in Babbitt, MN at the Junction Inn Suites and Conference Center. We are taking over the entire hotel for that weekend! Book early because there are just 20 rooms in the hotel. At just $99 per night they will go fast! We have arranged other rooms at near by hotels just in case. Block those dates and look for our flyer in June. We will be exploring the Ely area. We are in need of additional items for our Archives Auction. Please contact Brian Hoag (President).

Accepting Nominations: The following positions are up for election: Vice President, Secretary, Convention Chair and Publications Chair. Please contact Brian Hoag (President) if interested.

2016 Dues Renewal: A reminder that your memberhsip can now be renewed anytime throughout the year. Please make sure you check when your membership is expiring. You can also renew at the Company Store via PayPal.

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.

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.

2015 DM&IR Veteran Employees Association Wall Calendar


The DM&IR Veteran Employees’ Association 2015 wall calendar is now ready for ordering. There are two calendar sizes and they feature a stunning photo by Robert C. Anderson of Texas type 2-10-4 No. 714 shrouded in steam at the Proctor ore thawing plant in November 1959. This calendar is the Vets only fundraiser so please consider ordering today!  Click the photo for printable PDF.



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