The massive Yellowstone type 2-8-8-4 locomotives operated by the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range railroad in
Minnesota were among the largest steam locomotives to ever run, and in 1958 and 1959 they were still hard at work.
When other railroads in the United States were either entirely dieselized or nearly so, the DM&IR Yellowstones
soldiered on for a few extra years.
In this video, which was from original 16mm film shot by the late Maynard Laing, we visit the area on different
trips, and enjoy pacing, lineside, and engine servicing with these famous locomotives. Incredible sequences where
two of these monsters pass is hard to imagine, and what makes it all the more unique is that Mr. Laings longtime
friend, Elwin Purington was there with his reel to reel audio tape recording capturing the sounds of these engines.
Now some 40 years later we have merged the sights and sounds together for an enjoyable experience that will explore
the history and excitement of the DM&IR Yellowstones.
30 Minutes - $24.95