The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway by Frank A. KingThe Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway by Frank A. King

The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

byFrank A. King

Paperback | May 9, 2003

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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.
Title:The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range RailwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 9, 2003Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816640831

ISBN - 13:9780816640836

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"King's book takes the story of the Missabe Road down to the present day. But those early depots, the single tracks, the crews on the ore trains, and the pictures of the hard rock miners are the ones that arouse admiration for these adventures."