Proctor in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The 225 was purchased by the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway Co. in June of 1941 and hauled over 44 million tons of iron ore from the Mesabi and Vermillion ranges.
The length of the engine and tender is 127 feet 8 inches, and stands over 16 feet tall. Weight of the locomotive is 695,000 pounds and the tender when loaded with 25,000 gallons of water and 26 tons of coal weighs 436,635 pounds.
At the time of retirement in 1961 the 225 had traveled approximately 694,360 miles.
The D.M.&I.R. Ry. Co. donated the 225 to the citizens of Proctor, and was placed here through the efforts of the Proctor Development Council and its fund raising corporation, Proctor Shortline R.R. on August 8, 1963.
Erected by Proctor Development Council and Proctor All Class Reunion of 1980.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1941.
Location. 46° 44.538′ N, 92° 13.456′ W. Marker is in Proctor, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Al Shoberg Drive, Duluth MN 55810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gate (approx. 1.2 miles away); Minnesota’s Seaport / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 1.3 miles away); Geology of Duluth Harbor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oneota (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rice's Point (approx. 5.2 miles away); Enger Observation Tower (approx. 5.3 miles away); Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Proctor.
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Also see . . .
1. The 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone Type Steam Locomotive. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 2-8-8-4 - The Yellowstone Survivors. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.