DM&IR a vital Iron Range link

This photo was taken on July 21, 1983, by which time train service for passengers on the Iron Range had ended. But, when Hibbing celebrated the town’s 90th Birthday in 1983, a rare and very popular chance came to town — the chance to ride in an historic passenger car pulled by a steam-powered locomotive.

The following article is a blend of information from several different sources: an article in the Duluth News Tribune, February 4, 1979; an article in the Duluth News Tribune by Virgil Swing, July 1, 1984; the book “Minnesota’s Iron Country” by Marvin G. Lamppa; and the book “The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads” by Patrick C. Dorin.

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