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Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range: Passenger trains

By | April 8, 2021

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Rail Diesel Car on causeway over lake
Steam locomotive with short passenger train at station

Train 14 at Virginia


Plow-equipped Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 4-6-2 1110 waits to depart Virginia, Minn., with train 14 for Iron Junction and a connection with Hibbing–Duluth train 2 on Aug. 22, 1947.

Photograph by Harold Nyberg
Steam locomotive with short passenger train at station
Road-switcher diesel locomotive with short passenger train

Train 6 at Duluth


SD9 130, one of two Missabe SD9s equipped for passenger service, stands at Endion station, Duluth, with train 6 from Ely on July 4, 1957.

Photograph by Jim Scribbins
Road-switcher diesel locomotive with short passenger train
Rail Diesel Car at station

Train 5 at Two Harbors


The Missabe’s lone Rail Diesel Car, RDC3 No. 1, pauses at Two Harbors on its run as train 5 from Duluth to Winton in March 1958.

Photograph by William D. Middleton
Rail Diesel Car at station
Steam locomotive with short passenger train

Train 6

DM&IR Pacific 1107 pulls away from an unidentified station with Winton–Duluth train 6 in June 1954.

R.E. Tobey
Steam locomotive with short passenger train
Steam locomotive with short passenger train at station

Train 6 at Knife River

Pacific 1107 rolls to a stop at the Missabe’s modest Knife River depot with train 6 for Duluth in 1947.

Photograph by Franklin A. King
Steam locomotive with short passenger train at station
Rail Diesel Car on causeway over lake

Train 6 at Robinson Lake

RDC3 No. 1, working as train 6, is 7 miles west of Ely, Minn., at Robinson Lake on August 23, 1957.

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Rail Diesel Car on causeway over lake
Steam locomotive with short passenger train

Train 5 leaving Two Harbors

DM&IR Pacific 1107 pulls Duluth–Winton train 5 up the grade leading away from Two Harbors.

Photograph by Franklin A. King
Steam locomotive with short passenger train
Steam locomotive with passenger train at station.

A Duluth, Missabe & Northern train prepares to depart Hibbing, Minn., on the 84-mile run to Duluth via Wolf in 1913.

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Steam locomotive with passenger train at station.

 

All through April 2021, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the history and heritage of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad.

This week, we offer a photo gallery of the Missabe’s passenger trains selected from Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library files.

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