Flashback

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).

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