Re: Coal on the iron range


Cyril Durrenberger
 

The Winter 2005 issue of "The Mainstreeter" (N PRailway Historical Association) has an article describing a typical run made in teh 1950's from Duluth to Ironton. The train had 165 cars, 60 loaded with coal for locomotive servicing and to fuel the sintering plant at Crosby.

A number of photos taken in the Crosby/Ironton area clearly show that NP and Soo Line ore cars on the coal trestles for mine power plants. So ore cars were used to ship coal that was not always for company service. The photos show that this was not just a few cars.

Cyril Durrenberger

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