Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

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.

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 a Minnesota exhibit of farm product in railway car, Great Northern Railway, Western Governors Special, ca. 1911.

Minnesota exhibit of farm product in railway car

Minnesota exhibit of farm product in railway car, Great Northern Railway, Western Governors Special, ca. 1911.

Black and white photograph of the Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park, ca. 1955. Photograph by the Great Northern Railway.

Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park

Great Northern streamliner train in Glacier National Park, ca. 1955. Photograph by the Great Northern Railway.

Black and white photograph of load capacity figures being stenciled on a Great Northern Railway boxcar, ca. 1957.

Load capacity figures being stenciled on a Great Northern Railway boxcar

Load capacity figures are stenciled on each boxcar as it comes out of the paint shop at Great Northern Railway's shops in St. Cloud, ca. 1957. Photograph by Henrich-Blessing Studio.

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.

Black and white photograph on the interior of hump office at Great Northern Railway’s Gavin Yard in Minot, North Dakota,  ca. 1958. Photograph by Hedrich-Blessing.

Interior of hump office at Great Northern Railway’s Gavin Yard in Minot, North Dakota

Interior of hump office at Great Northern Railway’s Gavin Yard in Minot, North Dakota, ca. 1958. Photograph by Hedrich-Blessing.

Black and white photograph of a celebration on Sixth Street West in St. Paul on the occasion of the completion of the Great Northern Railway, 1893. Photograph by T. W. Ingersoll.

Celebration of the completion of the Great Northern Railway

Celebration on Sixth Street West in St. Paul on the occasion of the completion of the Great Northern Railway, 1893. Photograph by T. W. Ingersoll.

Black and white photopgrah of people loading horse and possessions of homesteaders into Great Northern Railway boxcar, date unknown.

Loading horse and possessions of homesteaders

Loading horse and possessions of homesteaders into Great Northern Railway boxcar, date unknown.

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