A DMIR Yellowstone sits on display in Proctor.
DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Engineer's Station. Here's a detailed view of the Engineer's Station on board DM&IR #227, a massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone Locomotive, located in the main... (more)
DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Fireman's Station. Here's a detailed view of the Fireman's Station on board DM&IR #227, a massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone Locomotive, located in the main e... (more)
DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Locomotive Cab. Of the 3 surviving DM&IR Yellowstones, only one offers the public the chance to actually enter (and admire) the cab. DM&IR #227 is per... (more)
DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Locomotive. In the early 1940s, numerous US railroads went looking for ultra-heavy freight locomotives to assist in the war effort. As a result severa... (more)
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
On a clear summer night, Yellowstone #225 sits in Proctor, greeting visitors taking Highway 2 into Proctor. These beasts were once the main power for ore trains along the line. Now EMDs and GEs ha... (more)
DMIR 225 rests through the night.
My great uncle, Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and he collected many of the Baldwin Locomotive specification cards. In 1985, his son-in-law (my uncle... (more)
Missabe 2-8-8-4 227 and a Milwaukee Road boxcab electric, displayed side-by-side, are the highlights of a visit to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minn.
Missabe 227 has the largest cab I've ever been inside (and that includes several Big Boys!). The engineer seat is open to visitors at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
The giant DMIR 227 Yellowstone and the original EF1 electric MILW 10200 stand in the afternoon sun under the trainshed in Duluth, but it's trains of the wooden variety that have my children's atte... (more)
Once a great steam locomotive hauling iron ore to the docks, is now a display piece in a park.
One of three cosmetically restored Yellowstones in the area. The one residing in Two Harbors looks great in fresh grey and black. Perhaps this one could get the same treatment.
Study of the cab air brake gauges on the right-hand side of DM&IR 227