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Title: Railroads Helping the Iron Range
The history of the Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road is closely associated with the iron ore industry of Minnesota. The Railroad was built for and by the Minnesota Iron Company, which had been formed to develop the iron ore deposits at Soudan, the mining location adjacent Next to. to Tower in 62-15. Location within a township. It was from this location that the first iron ore was shipped in the State of Minnesota, and continuously to date.
During the ore season from May to November inclusive, and equating the average haul, the average load, average tons of ore per train, the entire length of the Road, the following figures are obtained:
Tonnage moved in 1926, in tons of 2000 pounds:
Passenger train service is maintained, consisting of one train between terminals of Duluth and Ely in both directions daily, with two connecting trains at Allen Junction for Western Mesaba Branch points (Virginia, etc.)