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Mountain Iron in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1910 Baldwin Locomotive

Class S-4 Switcher

 
 
1910 Baldwin Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
1. 1910 Baldwin Locomotive Marker
Inscription.  Originally a road switcher for use at Proctor Yard and Duluth ore dock operations of the DM&N R.R. It was then transferred to the O.I.M. Co. for mining and stripping operations at various Iron Range mines. Last used in the Mt. Iron Open Pit Ore Mine (north of this area) from 1943 to 1955. Moved to this location in 1990 to commemorate the Mt. Iron Centennial.

• Type 0-8-0 wheel arrangement
• Weight of locomotive — 164,000 lbs./82 tons
• Weight of loaded tender — 90,000 lbs./45 tons
• Length of locomotive and tender — 63’-2”
• Height of stack — 15’-6”
• Width of locomotive — 9’-7”
• Drive wheel diameter — 51”
• Tractive (pulling) power — 41,160 lbs.
• Tender coal capacity — 7 tons
• Tender water capacity — 5,000 gal.
• Boiler operating pressure — 180 lbs.
• Cylinder bore and stroke — 21” x 28”
• Manufacturer — Baldwin Locomotive Works
• Builder #34756, #3 in a series of 3
• Originally DM&N #64, later OIM #806
• Original owner — 1910-1926 — Duluth Missabe and Northern R.R. —
Baldwin Locomotive #34756 Plate<br>(<i>mounted near front of boiler</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
2. Baldwin Locomotive #34756 Plate
(mounted near front of boiler)
Baldwin Locomotive Works
34756
June 1910
Philadelphia U.S.A.
predecessor of the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range R.R.
• Second owner — 1927-1955 — Oliver Iron Mining Co. — predecessor of United States Steel Corp.
• Current owner — 1956-present — City of Mt. Iron

July, 1990 E.R.
 
Erected 1990.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 47° 32.032′ N, 92° 37.318′ W. Marker is in Mountain Iron, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Locomotive Street and Mountain Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Locomotive Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, overlooking the subject locomotive exhibit. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Iron MN 55768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leonidas Merritt (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain Iron (about 500 feet away); This is Magnetic Taconite (about 500 feet away); Gunnar Peterson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Oscar Hokka Log House (approx. 3½ miles away); John Mariucci (approx. 6.2 miles away); Paul Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Iron Mining Company 806.
1990 Centennial Dedication Plaque<br>(<i>mounted on tender</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
3. 1990 Centennial Dedication Plaque
(mounted on tender)
In Commemoration of the
1990 Centennial

this locomotive was dedicated
to all the Mountain Iron
area residents who have
worked in the iron mines
past, at present and in the future
Saturday, July 28th, 1990
Oliver Iron Mining Company 806 is an 0-8-0 steam locomotive built by Baldwin (#34756 of 1910) built for the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway (DM&N #64); sold to OIM in 1927. Now on display in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. (Submitted on September 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Baldwin Locomotive #34756 Boiler detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
4. Baldwin Locomotive #34756 Boiler detail
Baldwin Locomotive #34756 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
5. Baldwin Locomotive #34756
Baldwin Locomotive #34756 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2010
6. Baldwin Locomotive #34756
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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