Black and white photograph of a Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range train on railroad bridge west of Two Harbors, ca. 1940.

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range train

On a railroad bridge west of Two Harbors, a DM&IR freight consisting entirely of ore cars, or jennies, is seen being pulled by a powerful Yellowstone type steam locomotive, ca. 1940. The locomotive behind it was the most recent locomotive acquisition at the time of the photo.

Black and white photograph of a ellowstone locomotive pulling a string of jennies near Duluth, 1940.

Yellowstone locomotive pulling a string of jennies

A Yellowstone locomotive pulls a string of jennies near Duluth, 1940.

Black and white photograph of ore cars being loaded at the Hull-Rust mine at Hibbing, 1937.

Ore cars being loaded at the Hull-Rust mine at Hibbing

Ore cars being loaded at the Hull-Rust mine at Hibbing, 1937.

Black and white photograph of ore cars being unloaded at Dock 6 in Duluth, 1935.

Ore cars being unloaded at Dock 6 in Duluth

Ore cars being unloaded at Dock 6 in Duluth, 1935. The ore dropped to large chutes below where waiting Great Lakes freighters were loaded for their journey to steel mills.

Black and white photograph of the first locomotive to bring iron ore to the Duluth docks with dignitaries and crew members, 1934.

Locomotive that hauled the first car of iron ore to the Duluth docks

The first locomotive to bring iron ore to the Duluth docks with dignitaries and crew members, 1934.

Black and white photograph of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad shops, Two Harbors, 1915.

Duluth & Iron Range Railroad shops, Two Harbors

Predecessor road Duluth and Iron Range at Two Harbors where car maintenance and repair took place, 1915.

Black and white photograph of the large classification yard and part of the shops complex at Proctor, 1900.

Duluth, Missabe and Northern railroad yards at Proctor

The large classification yard and part of the shops complex at Proctor, 1900.

Color image of a Great Northern Railway "Snow Train" sign, ca. 1942

Great Northern Railway "Snow Train" sign

This sign was attached to a float in the St. Paul Winter Carnival parade, ca. 1942. The image of the mountain goat was used extensively in advertising and equipment livery by the Great Northern. Mountain goats are plentiful at Glacier National Park, which was a site of great importance in the marketing of Great Northern passenger service. However, its use as a symbol by the Great Northern is said to have originated from former railroad president William Kenney. He employed one in the delivery of newspapers as a boy.

Black and white photograph of a Great Northern Railway float, at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Great Northern Railway float

Great Northern Railway float, St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Black and white photograph of speaker’s stand and crowd at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Great Northern Railway at St. Paul’s Union Depot, 1962.

100th anniversary celebration of the Great Northern Railway

Speaker’s stand and crowd at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Great Northern Railway at St. Paul’s Union Depot, 1962.

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