A look back on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range as it was before 1980 through video, 8 mm film, photographs, slides and postcards.
This narrated video first features the Missabe in the mining areas, mainline scenes of steam and diesel trains and sights inside Proctor Yard. On the hill down to Duluth, there is film, video and photographs of trains on the 2.2% grade, along with a cab ride down to the docks.
Next are the ore docks and then onto the line along Lake Superior to Two Harbors. A visit to Two Harbors is followed by a look at Missabe depots and passenger trains. Numerous railfan trains with steam and diesel are relived through film and photographs.
The video finishes with Missabe diesel power on the EJ&E, Union RR and Birmingham Southern; preserved steam locomotives and memorabilia items.
The film, video, photographs, slides and postcards are mostly from private collections that have not been seen before. There is over a half an hour of 8 mm film, about 11 minutes of video shot in 1980 and 543 images.
Prairie Works, DVD video, 74 minutes, color.