December 2011


Built by Baldwin in 1943, the #231 was part of the 2nd batch of Yellowstones to arrive and work in Northern Minnesota. 231 was on the roster until 1962 when it was retired and sold for scrap. In this photo the massive 2-8-8-4 locomotive is arriving at Proctor with a full load of iron ore from the Missabe Range. Photo by Perry Becker, MRHS Archive Collection.