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DM&IR Yellowstone 227 rolls northbound into the S curve at Culver on the Missabe Division with ore empties. Bruce Meyer photo, MRHS Archives.
SD38AC 207 and two sister units lean into the curve at Allen Junction with a train of northbound taconite empties heading back to the Iron Range from Two Harbors on February 1, 1976. Doug Buell photograph.
Yellowstone #231 is using its full tractive effort as it pulls its train up the ruling southbound grade of the Missabe Division between Grand Lake and Saginaw. Bruce Meyer photo. MRHS Archives.
SDM 306 leads sister 319 and a train of gondolas eastbound across Holman Bridge between Taconite and Marble on their way back to Keenan. The cars had hauled used railroad ties to the Braxton Company which had a tie-chipping plant on the site of the old DM&IR High Grade Yard in Bovey. The chips were then sent to Blandin Paper in Grand Rapids for fuel. October 23, 1993. Steve Glischinski photograph.
DM&IR SDMs 318 & 319 with about 50 cars passing a corn field east of Colfax, WI on the Wisconsin Central on September 25, 1992. Non-union employees were practicing train handling in the event of a walkout by union employees. Doug Buell photograph.
SD38AC #204 leads SD38-2 #211, SDM #321 and 116 taconite loads downgrade into Two Harbors. September 20, 1992. Mike Cleary photo