Photo of the Month

August 2015

A roundhouse worker washes down a Yellowstone at Two Harbors in preparation for another trip to the Iron Range. During World War II, many women worked on the DM&IR filling vacancies left behind by employees leaving for the war effort overseas. MRHS Archives 

June 2015

A C&NW crew with a UP power set prepares to couple onto a loaded all-rail taconite train at Saunders on the Interstate Branch during March 1984. DM&IR had pulled the train clear of the switch after dropping their caboose, C-225, west of the junction. The ore train is running from Minntac to Geneva Steel in Utah by way of C&NW and UP. 

May 2015

DM&IR’s steam powered tug Edna G rests at her dock in Two Harbors circa 1970s. Edna G was the last steam powered tug operating in the Great Lakes and today is open for tours courtesy of the Lake County Historical Society. From the MRHS archives.


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