May 2011


In September 1951, DM&IR 2-8-8-2 No. 209 is slogging up Proctor Hill in Duluth with empty ore cars, rattling the windows of nearby houses. The Missabe steam locomotive roster reached an all-time high in 1951, with 172 locomotives owned. Photograph by Sid Davies, Collection of John C. Luecke. This photo will appear in the new book “A Minnesota Railroad Album 1940-2011” by Steve Glischinski, to be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012.