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A view from the right side of the cab with Pictures and Ramblings of a Retired!!! Soo Line Engineer

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  1003 evicted

  2201A DM&IR    301

Duluth/Superior Rail Bridges

  Wrecker X-2

Pictures by Gail Baum

36 Axle Schnabel Car

  Roster of Locomotives 05-31-1969

  My first road trip on the Soo Line and other triva

  About Jack Peterson




There were three rail line accesses to Duluth, MN from Superior, WI. over the St. Louis Bay.  The Interstate bridge rail access was removed when the Blatnik Bridge was constructed.  The Wisconsin Draw/Minnesota Draw Bridges were removed after the BN Railroad was formed.  The Wisconsin Draw/Minnesota Draw Bridges were removed because two sets of bridge operators were needed verses only one set  was needed to operate the Grassy Point Draw Bridge.  Current traffic uses the Grassy Point Draw Bridge.    I took the following pictures in the 70's and early 80's.  There is one additional rail/auto bridge at Oliver Wisconsin that crosses the St. Louis River.


Grassy Point Bridge from the Minnesota side

Grassy Point Bridge from the Minnesota side

Wisconsin Draw Bridge from the Wisconsin side

Minnesota Draw Bridge picture taken just after passing over the Wisconsin Draw Bridge

Blatnik Bridge View is from approach to Wisconsin Draw Bridge

You can see what's left of the Interstate Bridge just past the left pier of the Blatnik Bridge.

Waiting for a empty ore boat

Ore boat is heading for the DM&IR Ore Docks

The wait is almost over!!

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