The articulated evolved because engines with four, five, or six coupled axles became more and more difficult to build and maneuver. 390 Rainier Club, St. Paul and Pacific No. 1 "Minnetonka". 225 is a class M-3 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" type steam locomotive currently on static display at Charles E. Carlson Park. The DM&IR matched that contribution, performed all restoration, and donated the locomotive to the Museum. The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore selected this locomotive as one of their future museum exhibits. As well as the Yellowstones, the DM&IR had heavy 2-8-8-2 articulated's (also Class M), 2-8-2 Mikados, 2-10-2 Santa Fe's and eventually 2-10-4 Texas types from B&LE. The DM&IR was formed by the merger in 1937 of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (DM&N) and the Spirit Lake Transfer Railway. The Mallet No. A 2-8-8-4 steam locomotive, under the Whyte notation, has two leading wheels, two sets of eight driving wheels, and a four-wheel trailing truck. The Northern Pacific Railway was the first railroad to order a 2-8-8-4. 659, almost made it to preservation. The tender carried 22,000 US gallons (83 m3) of water and 25 tons of coal. Copyright © 2006–2020, Some rights reserved. Dieselization continued with the purchase of several EMD SD9 road switchers the following year, while the last revenue steam run occurred in 1961. DULUTH, MISSABE, AND IRON RANGE RAILWAY: An Inventory of Its Records at the Minnesota Historical Society, List of United States railroads by political division, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Duluth,_Missabe_and_Iron_Range_Railway&oldid=986268741, Former Class I railroads in the United States, Former regional railroads in the United States, Predecessors of the Canadian National Railway, Transportation in Douglas County, Wisconsin, Transportation in St. Louis County, Minnesota, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 20:18. The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway (DM&IR) (reporting mark DMIR), informally known as the Missabe Road, is a railroad operating in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that hauls iron ore and later taconite to the Great Lakes ports of Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. The ready availability of oil fuel in California made them possible. Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229 Marker 1. Seventy-two Yellowstone-type locomotives were built for four U.S. railroads. DM&IRs were the only Yellowstones to have a high-capacity pedestal or centipede tender, and had roller bearings on all axles. This merger was intended to increase efficiency.. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, along with other railroads, wanted to purchase more of the diesel locomotives since they were showing improved performance over steam locomotives. But the War Production Board regulated the production of steam and diesel locomotives until the war emergency was over. Now, none of the EM-1s survive today. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range No. In 1887, the D&IR was acquired by Illinois Steel Company, which itself became part of the new United States Steel Corporation (USS) in 1901. Lake Superior Railroad Museum&North Shore Scenic Railroad Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Although the 225 is called a "Yellowstone", footplate crews called it a "Mallet" after Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet. The engines performed so well that several were loaned out to the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad for use on their Tennessee Pass route. 227 was one of 18 yellowstone-type locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Missabe Road during World War II, years 1941 and 1943. None were saved. All Yellowstones had fairly small drivers of 63 to 64 inches (1.60 to 1.63 m). Well-known photographer and Cumberland, MD, native William P. Price captured on still pictures and 8mm films, the EM-1s on the east side of Sand Patch pulling heavy trains with two of the B&O's 2-10-2 class S1 and S1a Big Sixes on the rear as helpers dispatched from Hyndman, PA. Near the end of steam they were all sent out to Fairmont and Wheeling, West Virginia, and Lorain, Ohio, with lake-bound coal trains as well as runs between Willard, OH and Garrett, Indiana, until the B&O started to retire them in 1957, and almost all of them were scrapped. This enormous engine was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1941 for the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Ridge railroad, one of the primary iron ore hauling railroads in Minnesota. The DM&IR donated #225 to the city of Proctor on the 25th of March, 1963, and put on display at Charles E Carlson Park, where it remains today. 659, where it stood. They were operated by the Baltimore and Ohio, Northern Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Duluth Missabe & Iron Range. While several Midwestern carriers moved iron ore in some capacity only the Missabe Road did so on a grand scale along a condensed network of just a few hundred miles. The No. It was built in 1941, and named... Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range No. Since the EM-1s had roller bearings throughout, they also handled mail and express trains, replacing two B&O class T-3 4-8-2 Mountains. The type was generally named the Yellowstone, a name given it by the first owner, the Northern Pacific Railway, whose lines run near Yellowstone National Park. Soviet Russia constructed two 2-8-8-4 locomotives at the Kolomna Locomotive Works. White, after inspecting the first one delivered, said to the general superintendent of motive power and equipment, A.K. (The amendment restricted the state's ability to tax a taconite industry for 25 years.) 229 at Two Harbors. Lima Locomotive Works built 12 AC-9 class locomotives in 1939; they had skyline casings with striped pilots. By hinging the driving wheels in two sets, a much larger and more powerful locomotive could be built that could travel easier through curves. The Rio Grande returned the Yellowstones after air-brake failure caused No. The following year, the Merritts expanded the DM&N by laying track to Duluth, Minnesota, where they built an ore dock. 227 was one of 18 yellowstone-type locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Missabe Road during World War II, years 1941 and 1943. The Missabe Road was saved by the passage on November 3, 1963, of the Taconite Amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. In 2001, the DM&IR and other holdings were spun off from Transtar into the company Great Lakes Transportation (GLT), which was fully owned by the Blackstone Group. 224 to wreck on the Fireclay Loop. It had the largest firebox ever applied to a steam locomotive, some 182 square feet (16.9 m2) in area, to burn Rosebud coal, a cheap low-quality coal. Mallet introduced locomotive articulation, in which the rear engine is rigidly attached to the main body and boiler of the locomotive, while the front engine rides on a separate truck attached to the rigid rear frame by a pivot so that it can swing from side to side. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range No. 1, Northern Pacific Sleeper/Observation No. The DM&IR was formed by the merger in 1937 of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (DM&N) and the Spirit Lake Transfer Railway. Iron ore is heavy, and combined with the railroads steep grades, made transporting this material from the mines to the Great Lakes a tricky task and required great amounts of power. Map of the DM&IR. The Rio Grande returned the Yellowstones after air-brake failure caused No.
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