Photo of the Month

October 2016

DM&IR Yellowstone 227 rests outside of the Proctor roundhouse after being reconditioned for display at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. The engine would be moved to the museum shortly. Photo taken November 1974. Basgen Photography, MRHS Archives Collection

July 2016

Local power sets and cabooses rest outside of the Biwabik enginehouse during early to mid 1970s. Biwabik was a major terminal for both the D&IR and DM&N, originating and terminating many natural ore trains. By the time the photo was taken, the yard was down to a few jobs. 

June 2016

Towards the end of her life, the Edna G assists the Philip R Clarke and Roger Blough as they both take on another load of ore from the docks at Two Harbors. Photo mid-1970s. MRHS Archives. All Rights Reserved.

May 2016

DM&IR SD40-3s 404 and 402 lead a train of taconite through Fairbanks Minnesota on October 7, 1996 on the way to Two Harbors. 404 and 402 are both less than a year old in their current version at the time of the photo, having been delivered to the DM&IR in January 1996. Both were rebuilt from Southern Pacific SD45T-2 "tunnel motors" by Helm. The Missabe would eventually roster 20 similar units with many surviving into the CN era. Photo by Steve Glischinski.

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