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Photos by Mr. Missabe - 11 hours 56 min ago

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Big Coal Haulers

Two ships passing in the night...footers Walther J. McCarthy Jr. and Paul R. Tregurtha. The PRT will depart shortly with PRB coal and the McCarthy will take its place.

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Misty Evening

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:22

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Misty Evening

The Algoma laker Radcliffe R. Latimer loads UTAC pellets for export at Dock 6 while the Paul R. Tregurtha loads coal at MERC. A beautiful clam evening on Friday November 17, 2017.

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Morning Departure

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:17

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Morning Departure

A U790 Minntac East pellet empty departs Two Harbors for the Range.

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Morning Switch

Photos by Mr. Missabe - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:12

Missabe Road posted a photo:

Morning Switch

Saturday morning found the sun trying to burn through as BNSF's Duluth remote job switched the Compass Minerals dock.

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City of St. Louis Pulling into Delmar

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:55

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

City of St. Louis Pulling into Delmar

Back in the summer of 1962, Wabash Train #9 pulls into Delmar on their way to Kansas City. Good crowd getting on the train on this summer afternoon. The Official Guide says the City of St. Louis stops here at 4:20pm. My dad didn't take notes on this trip to St. Louis to visit his uncle as a teenager so we think we got this right, but corrections are welcomed.

Photo by Bob Madsen.

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St. Louis Streetcar Private Right of Way

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:40

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

St. Louis Streetcar Private Right of Way

The Wellston line on the St. Louis streetcar system had its own private right of way as it rolled north of St. Louis. We think this is the line my dad shot this PCC view back in the summer of 1962 while visiting his uncle in the St. Louis area.

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More St. Louis Streetcars

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:36

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More St. Louis Streetcars

On a trip to visit his Uncle Don in Florrisant, my dad rode and shot some of the remaining streetcars in the St. Louis area. My dad thinks this is the end of the line at Wellston where the streetcars made a loop to turn around back to downtown St. Louis.

Shot taken in the summer of 1962 by Bob Madsen we think at Wellston.

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221 on Proctor Hill

Kent Rengo - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:15

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

221 on Proctor Hill

Ore emptied climb Proctor Hill in April 2001. Behind the power are three test cars outfitted with new style bottom dump door.

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Alpena and J.B. Ford

Kent Rengo - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:15

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

Alpena and J.B. Ford

The steamer Alpena unloads dry cement into the J.B. Ford which was used as a storage barge in Superior WI. Now the Ford awaits scrapping in Duluth having been replaced by the J.A.W. Iglehart as a storage hull.

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St. Louis Streetcar

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:08

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

St. Louis Streetcar

Back in the summer of 1960 when my dad visited his uncle in St. Louis there was still streetcars running down the streets and their private right of way around St. Louis. Only one or two lines remained, but my dad rode the rode streetcars to downtown St. Louis and took some shots of the remaining PCCs. When you're in St. Louis in the summer it is going to be hot and Cardinals are going to be the topic of conversation as the front of this streetcar shows.

Here an outbound streetcar departs downtown St. Louis on its way to Delmar.

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Wabash Flying the Flag in 1960

Photos by Kevin Madsen - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:06

Kevin Madsen posted a photo:

Wabash Flying the Flag in 1960

Summer of 1960 we find my dad around St. Louis visiting his uncle who lived in Florrisant. Here we think eastbound Wabash #10 City of St. Louis rushes east through Ferguson, MO back in 1960. My dad remembers as a teenager taking the city bus from Florrisant to Ferguson to see a different railroad for him, the Wabash. He caught a local and this high speed passenger train and took a few shots with his Brownie in the shadow of the Ferguson depot.

Since my dad didn't take notes and the shots were taken 57 years ago corrections are welcomed as my dad says some of the memories have started to get cloudy.

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Gray Ghost.

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:33

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

Gray Ghost.

Former GCFX rebuilt SD40-3s. Dressed in simple and unimaganitve paint scheme they were the WC SD45 killers after CN took over. Given 6900 series numbers and WC sub-lettering these units didn't last long themselves. They were eventually purged from the roster when deemed by past management as uneconomical to operate and maintain. Here the 6943 rolls northbound into Sauntry Siding at Solon Springs WI.

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DM&IR 308 Munger

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 308 Munger

Rolling under the former DW&P with a loaded ore train. Just missed a over under shot with M347

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DM&IR 200

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 200

Limestone Loads on Proctor Hill

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DM&IR 200 Scaling the Switches

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 200 Scaling the Switches

The 200 leads a loaded ore train through the Proctor Scales and into track 54.

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DM&IR 412 Spirit Mtn Curve

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 412 Spirit Mtn Curve

Proctor Road Switch hauls commercial cars up Proctor Hill.

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DM&IR 412 Culver MN

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 412 Culver MN

Southbound loads at Culver MN.

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412 Location Unknown

Kent Rengo - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:49

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

412 Location Unknown

Somewhere on the Missabe Sub. ;)

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Railfan Weekend 2004

Kent Rengo - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:45

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

Railfan Weekend 2004

CN allowed one of their IC E-9s to partake in a covered wagon railfan weekend at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth MN. Here the IC 101 and Erie Mining 4211 were spotted on the North Shore Scenic Railroad Lakeside Siding. Probably the only time a E-unit will grace this part of former Missabe trackage. Unfortunately it wasn't running.

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DM&IR 207

Kent Rengo - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:45

K.W. Rengo posted a photo:

DM&IR 207

At Proctor Yard.

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