Friday, July 02, 2010

DMIR (The Duluth Missabe Iron Range Railroad)



The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is one of  four museums that are housed in the St. Louis County Historical Society in Duluth, MN. When we visited the National Geographical Portrait exhibit we also went to the area that exhibits railroad cars, engines, locomotives, cabooses, and other smaller artifacts of the railroad era.  When our children were small, we often visited this museum, and I think I now get just as big a thrill as they did when they were young. These wheels are on one of the articulated locomotives of the Duluth Missabe Iron Range Railroad. The (DMIR)  is a railroad operating in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that hauls iron ore and later taconite to the Great Lakes ports of Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Control of the railway was acquired on May 10, 2004 by the Canadian National Railway (CN) when it purchased the assets of Great Lakes Transportation.




8 comments:

  1. I love trains! These just make me smile and smile, Kate.

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  2. Very interesting information and I love the angle of your photo.

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  3. This is one of the great train museum in the US. Most certainly it is in the top five. I need to visit it again soon.

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  4. Very nice shots. My husband worked for the railroad for a time in his youth and he has many stories to tell. We both love to visit these kinds of places.

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  5. I love these old trains

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  6. I lived in Duluth as a child ... and my maternal relatives all hailed from the Iron Range so this brings back lots of memories, thoughts and feelings!

    Beautiful photos, Kate!

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  7. Terrific shots and angles of the trains. I love all the lines.

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  8. The first sounds I heard were from trains. The old Dayton and Union railroad tracks were 30 feet from the bed where I was born and when the train went up in the morning it shook my bed and it shook it again when it came back that evening. So, me and trains are like cousins. We kiss and go on.

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