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The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

King, Frank A.

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ISBN 10: 0870950401 / ISBN 13: 9780870950407
Published by Golden West Books, San Marino, 1972
Used Condition Almost Fine Cloth
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Book has light sporadic foxing on top paper edges. DJ has miniscule piecemmissing on top edge of DJ spine (1/16"x1/32"), rough small abrasion on DJ spine 1/16"x1/16". 224pp with Index. Burgundy cloth. 1st Ed. Square, tight, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($12.95). King worked for the Missabe Road in various capacities. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19313

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In 1865, the nation's largest iron ore deposits were discovered in northern Minnesota, and life in the area was irrevocably altered as an economic boom transformed the region. In the 1880s and 1890s, two railroads, the Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road and the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (which later merged), moved massive shipments of ore to the docks on Lake Superior.

The Missabe Road tells the complete story of the DM&IR: its construction, early operation, line extensions, passenger service, rolling stock, steam locomotives, and today's modern diesels. Frank King examines underground and open pit mining operations, modern-day taconite mining, the handling and transportation of ore to the docks, and the loading of boats.

"It's quite delightful to journey through the tracks of time, where one finds the development of northeastern Minnesota and its renowned iron ore mines through the fascinating history of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway." Duluth Herald

"King's book takes the story of the Missabe Road down to the present day. But those early depots, the single tracks, the crews on the ore trains, and the pictures of the hard rock miners are the ones that arouse admiration for these adventures." St. Paul Pioneer Press

Frank A. King (1923-1985) worked for the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway for his entire career, retiring as senior industrial engineer. His articles and photographs appeared in Trains Magazine, Railroad Magazine, and other publications.

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Title: The Missabe Road: The Duluth, Missabe and ...

Publisher: Golden West Books, San Marino

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Photo Illus. in Color & B&W

Book Condition: Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Railroad

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