Looking like a mixed train, Missabe 193 prepares to shove four passenger and two freight cars to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. The freight cars are for a display on Saturday for National Rail... (more)
With Lake Superior on the right and Interstate 35 on the left, Missabe 193 rolls alongside Duluth's Lakewalk with 123 empty coal cars coming out of winter storage for Detroit Edison.
Crossing a still-frozen Knife River while the patrons of the Lighthouse Restaurant look through the windows.
SD70WHAT? With just over 1/3 of the horsepower of a single modern road unit, this gutty SD18 lugs 122 coal cars towards the BNSF at Duluth.
SD18 193 rolls 123 empty coal cars across the French River along the north shore of Lake Superior. The cars had been stored along the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Missabe 193 is small in comparison to the Mesabi Miner. Compare this shot to 432284 taken exactly one week earlier.
Mechanical problems with a sister unit forced the DM&IR #193 into service solo. She did a great job, pulling 123 coal cars 26 miles over some decent grades. Seen here about to hit the lakefront.
Lots of history tied together here in a pretty cool way. The thousand foot Mesabi Miner was named to honor the people of the Mesabi Iron Range who had encouraged the development of the mining indu... (more)
Come visit the North Shore Scenic Railroad! At the NSSR there is a very diverse group of volunteers. From L-R: Engineer Jon is a recently retired Air Traffic Controller who now spends some of his ... (more)
The Missabe was a proud railroad, as evidenced in this 1996 scene as the machinist and hostler take a break to pose for a picture as they prepare the #193 for shipment to the WC.
Boy does that maroon look good at night!
Conductors eyes nearly glaze over as he receives the news that a SB ore train will delay his train's progress out of Two Harbors towards Wales on a cold 1986 night. Behind him the hostler waits fo... (more)
Night of the Missabe. Life partners #316 and #193 purr away in the deep night. Soon they will rumble to life to pull coal trains along the North Shore.
Remember Safety First.
More likea shortline than a tourist railroad, the North Shore Scenic Railroad is seen here bringing 123 of its 1200+ coal cars back out of storage.