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Owner: Duluth Missabe & Iron Range
Model:BLW 2-8-8-4Built As:DMIR 220 (2-8-8-4)
Serial Number:62526Order No:
Frame Number:26X32 cylinders, 63" driversBuilt:5/1941
Notes:1941, M-3 class, sfs in 1962
Other locos with this serial:  DMIR 220(2-8-8-4)
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DMIR 2-8-8-4 #220 - Duluth, Missabee & Iron Range
Title:  DMIR 2-8-8-4 #220 - Duluth, Missabee & Iron Range
Description:  This massive marvel of steam power was built by Baldwin in 1941 and met every hurdle in handling long pulls with ease. Powerful yet a hungry, this engine could devour coal and water quickly. The Lake Superior Railroad Museum site -- http://www.lsrm.org/Museum/mallet.htm gives some interesting consumption numbers: " When working at full power, [the locomotive] could consume some 10 to 12 tons of coal an hour and evaporate water into steam at the astounding rate of 12,000 gallons per hour. The amount of coal ...used in one hour would be enough to heat a home for two winters." (and Minnesota winters at that, one supposes.) Specs - M-3 class Yellowstone type, 63" drivers, impressive 240 psi boiler pressure, 26x32" cylinders, engine weight of 695,040 lb, impressive tractive effort of 140,093 lb. Unknown photogrpaher and the date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 6/8/2016 11:46:36 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  DMIR 220(2-8-8-4)
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