Transfer Move in the Twin Ports—Part One

Here we see a Canadian Pacific transfer move in Duluth, Minnesota. In this series the train is utilizing tracks once owned by the Northern Pacific and is passing the former Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range ore dock (now CN).

[It was nice to catch this Soo Line unit on the head end. The Soo Line is a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific but most equipment has been painted in the CP scheme. Soo 4413 is an EMD GP38-2 that was built in 1978.]

Five images by Richard Koenig; taken April 22nd 2017.


Historic photos of Duluth, Minnesota.  Top:  Detroit Publishing Company panorama, circa 1898.  Second & Third:  Skyline views of Duluth, circa 1905, by Detroit Publishing Company via shorpy.com.  Fourth: View of Minnesota Point from Incline Railway, Duluth, circa 1905 by Detroit Publishing Company via shorpy.com.  Fifth:  Duluth Ore Docks, circa 1907, by Detroit Publishing Company (Library of Congress).  Bottom:  The Aerial Lift Bridge, circa 1920, from USC Digital Collections.