Black and white photograph of construction of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Construction of the DW&P Railway tunnel at Short Line Park

Construction of the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway tunnel at Short Line Park, Duluth, Minnesota, 1911.

Black and white photograph of a depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota, 1974.

Depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota

Depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota, 1974.

Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway

The Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway (DW&P) was a Minnesota railroad that operated between International Falls and Duluth. It connected to the Canadian National at International Falls and to the Northern Pacific at Duluth. As a subsidiary of the Canadian National for almost all of the twentieth century, it moved freight along an artery between the Canadian West and the American Midwest through Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Swan Turnblad driving his Waverly automobile

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Color image of traffic in Minneapolis after the Halloween Blizzard, 1991. Photograph by Bruce Bisping, Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Traffic in Minneapolis after the Halloween Blizzard

Traffic in Minneapolis after the Halloween Blizzard, 1991. Photograph by Bruce Bisping, Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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.

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