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Old and Cold

dmir227's picture

A unique shot today of the three old 1907-era ore cars on the LS&M at Riverside Junction. I remember using these cars in the early 1980s when the line was bring put back in service. Frank King showed us how to put a railroad tie ahead of one of the trucks (facing inside) and then pull the car slowly and open the doors. The gravel would spill out and the tie would spread it out. Worked slick as long as your material flowed well. Maybe Andy can confirm this, but I believe thieves stole the journal brass out of the trucks so now the cars can't, or won't, easily move again.

Dave Schauer
Missabe Railroad Historical Society