Iron Ore Railroads Book Set

  • Model: BK-20-980


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We have just located small stocks of two softbound books by Pat Dorin originally published in 2002 and long out of print. We are selling them as a set since they are essentially a Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, though not so titled.

Minnesota-Ontario Iron Ore Railroads

112 pages, softbound – 200+ illustrations; maps.

Michigan-Ontario Iron Ore Railroads

112 pages – 200 illustrations; maps.


 If you are interested in the railroads that carried so much of the nation’s iron ore around the Great Lakes, these two books will give you a great overview and interesting photos of the trains and cars that were used on various lines involved in this traffic. They are overviews concentrating on the haulage of this one important commodity with photos of trains, cars, locomotives, Great Lakes docks, etc.

The Minnesota book covers: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Burlington Northern, BN-SF, Erie Mining, Soo Line, and Canadian National.

The Michigan book covers: Lake Superior & Ishpeming, C&NW, UP, Wisconsin Central, Soo, Algoma Central, Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, Canadian Pacific, MILW, Escanaba & Lake Superior and CN.

 The late Pat Dorin was often called the “dean of railroad writers” or the “new Lucius Beebe.” He wrote over 50 railroad books covering just about every aspect of American railroading.

You get two 112-page softbound books as a set for $21.90; members just under $10 each. Original prices were $25.95 each!

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