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Coal Storage Move

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Today former DM&IR 316 and Soo 700 shoved the last train of empty coal cars up the shore for temporary winter storage. The
NSSR will end up with just shy of 1000 cars on the property this winter, with most sets heading back into service by
mid-February. A nice revenue boost for both the NSSR/Museum and the Regional Rail Authority.

Yesterday I missed the morning shove as I was shooting other items around town. I did, however, catch the 316/700 set
returning light to the Depot. Missabe 193 is in for its 92-day inspection, hence the use of 700 along with 316. The MRHS's
316 seems to be working well on these moves, which is nice to see and hear.

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Today's shove was held during a snow shower. The LSRM units had to run west to the crossover near Lakehead to get on the
train. While waiting I spied Hallett's NW-2 making a run for home after delivering cars to Boston Yard.

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Nice to see 316 near home turf.

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Shoving up the shore past WLSSD.

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Past Fitgers.

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This year's Iron Man award goes to Tim Schandel for protecting this exceedingly long shove move.

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Rices Point was busy this morning with three BNSF moves plus two CP trains and the NSSR shove.

Dave Schauer
President
Missabe Railroad Historical Society
www.missabe.com