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Rare photo from on the NP Short Line Grade

R.T. Challenger's picture

I was looking at a photo link from sister list OreRail and checked out some other photos in this collection. I found this one showing two NP RDCs (RDC3 leading a RDC2) m.u.'d together entering one of the deep rock cuts on the NP's Short Line grade out of West Duluth to Carlton. The photo location I am guessing is in the area of Morgan Park. In the background you can see the DWP grade with the lighter ballast with the NP line visible just below it.

Photo by Steven Rush from

The grade is now the popular Willard Munger bike trail.

Kent Rengo
Duluth, MN