Photo of the Month

June 2017

SD9 167 leads two SD38 series locomotives and empty mini quads timetable northbound through Jones Jct, just south of McKinley on the old D&IR Z branch towards Sparta and Iron Junction. July 15, 1987, photographer Steve Lorenz.

March 2017

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.

January 2017

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.


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