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Saturday, October 1, 2016

DM & IR Pix

This is Engine 225 of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range narrow gauge railroad owned by US Steel that hauled iron ore from mines near Hibbing, Minnesota to ship loaders on the Duluth docks at the western tip of Lake Superior. It is a 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone class purchased in 1941 that hauled 44 millons tons of taconite ore and travelled 700K miles before retirement in1961. Its length is 127'8" with a 16' height and a weight of 700,000 lbs. These locos also worked the D & RGW rails in Colorado.

The multi axle tender holds 25,000 gals of water along with 25 tons of bituminous coal and weighs 436,000 lbs. when fully loaded.

This is the wood caboose that completes the display that is on Hwy 2 just west of Duluth close to the entrance of CN's Proctor, Minnesota yard. 

This is a nice remembrance of days gone by when steam ruled the rails. These pictures were taken on Sept.21, 2016.

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