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.
The 221 was the first "Yellowstone"-type steam locomotive delivered to the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range, and the first to be road tested out of Two Harbors. This view shows the locomotive en route to the DM&IR, wearing a "Baldwin Locomotive Works" banner, 1940. Note that the main rods, eccentric cranks, eccentric rods, etc. have been removed for transport.
The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway (DM&IR) was a small railroad that hauled iron ore and taconite from the mines of northern Minnesota’s Mesabi and Vermilion Iron Ranges to docks on Lake Superior at Duluth and Two Harbors. It operated in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.