A pictorial history of the DM&IR
The new engines that come to the Missabe are B&LE, Illinois Central, and EJ&E. Also, CN brings new and old CN locomotives to haul not only pellets but also freight on the old DM&IR lines. Click on any photo to see larger.
212 comes back to iron range rebuilt in CN colors
903 B&LE engines come to DM&IR. 7-09
909 B&LE came with 903 to work on DM&IR. 7-09
IL Central in DM&IR diesel house. 9-09
Another IL Central in for major repairs.
IL Central’s begin to replace DM&IR old power.
Kent Peterson at Proctor shop. Last day on the job. 9-09
Control stand of IL Central 6251.
X DM&IR 165 now beat out & sold to North Dakota line.
401 head on collision near Two Harbors MN. 9-10
IL Central 6265 involved in head on collision and scrapped. 9-10
Ariel view of head on collision near Two Harbors. 9-10
Engines moved off track and await scrapping.
211 brand new in CN paint from DM&IR colors.
Closer look at 211 all new again.
X DM&IR 171 now low nose & still holds same number and new paint.
Old GP9 near T Bird north hauling hopper cars for CN
New CN power on T Bird. 2112 & 2111
X DM&IR 156 sold to Cal Northern then bought by OmniTrax
X DM&IR 155 sold to ILSX and leased to Dakota Coop
DM&IR 301 sits in Proctor for repair in 7-05
IL Central in CN paint
B&LE 904 sits in proctor awaiting work
X KC southern SD40 now CN 5953
GM Oakway SD60 purchased by CN. Formerly leased to BN.
X Oakway SD60 in CN paint hits snowstorm at crossing in Virginia
X DM&IR 130 sold to Birmingham southern & resold to Modoc northern
X DM&IR 130 & 152 saved from fate of Birmingham southern scrap
EJ&E 660 SD38-2 purchased by CN
IL Central last of SD70 regular cab units
X DM&IR 303 or 192 keeps 303 number on Nebraska NW