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Missabe Road
Frank A King
Minnesota U Press
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2004-09-22 15:02:14
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The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway 224pp. 362 halftones, 9 line art, 8.5x11, softcover. "The history of the ore boom on the Iron Range and the role railroads played. "In 1865, the nation's largest iron ore deposits were discovered in northern Minnesota, and life in the area was irrevocably altered as an economic boom transformed the region. In the 1880s and 1890s, two railroads, the Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road and the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (which later merged), moved massive shipments of ore to the docks on Lake Superior. "'The Missabe Road' tells the complete story of the DM&IR: its construction, early operation, line extensions, passenger service, rolling stock, steam locomotives, and today's modern diesels. Frank King examines underground and open pit mining operations, modern-day taconite mining, the handling and transportation of ore to the docks, and the loading of boats. Frank A. King (1923-1985) worked for the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway for his entire career, retiring as senior industrial engineer. His articles and photographs appeared in Trains Magazine, Railroad Magazine, and other publications. He is also the author of 'Minnesota Logging Railroads', also available from"