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Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway (MBI Railroad Color History)

by John Leopard

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This illustrated look at the history the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad begins with a brief look back at its late-nineteenth-century origins in the Duluth & Iron Range and Duluth, Missabe & Northern railroads. The bulk of the book, however, covers the period from 1937-when those two roads merged under U.S. Steel-to today. Along the way, readers will learn about and witness the road's legendary early steam power, the evolution of its unique mining operations, its switch to diesel power in the 1950s, and its modern fleet and operations. About the AuthorJeff Lemke is the advertising director for RailModel Journal magazine. His photography has been featured TRAINS, Model Railroader, and RailModel Journal. He lives in Bloomingdale, Illinois.Hardcover - 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" - 160 pp - 125 color, 75 b/w… (more)

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Excellent picture book, with a fine narrative history of the Missabe Road, its predecessors, and their clients. I know this material fairly well, but Leopard managed to occasionally surprise me.

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  joeldinda | Feb 11, 2010 |
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To my loving wife, Margo, and our wonderful children, Nathan and Lauryn.
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This illustrated look at the history the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad begins with a brief look back at its late-nineteenth-century origins in the Duluth & Iron Range and Duluth, Missabe & Northern railroads. The bulk of the book, however, covers the period from 1937-when those two roads merged under U.S. Steel-to today. Along the way, readers will learn about and witness the road's legendary early steam power, the evolution of its unique mining operations, its switch to diesel power in the 1950s, and its modern fleet and operations. About the AuthorJeff Lemke is the advertising director for RailModel Journal magazine. His photography has been featured TRAINS, Model Railroader, and RailModel Journal. He lives in Bloomingdale, Illinois.Hardcover - 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" - 160 pp - 125 color, 75 b/w

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