Most of the photographs selected for this volume were taken on bright days. This volume is a photograph mix of facilities, locomotives and cars. The equipment is surprisingly clean considering the mining environment.
Minnesota Mining Railroads in Color Volume 1 takes a look at the iron ore railroads of Oliver Iron Mining Company (U.S. Steel), Hanna Iron Mining Company, Balkan Mining Company and Mesaba-Cliffs.
Steam, diesel and electric operations are included with numerous color images dating from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Contents:Minnesota Iron Mining Introduction, pp. 3-4;U.S. Steel, pp. 4-18;U.S. Steel Roster, pp. 19-103;Hanna Ore Mining Company (operated with electric motors), pp. 104-115;Mesaba-Cliffs Mining Company, pp. 116-119;Balkan Mining Company, pp. 120-127;Volume 2 Preview, pg. 128.
Morning Sun Books, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.