The HO scale Missabe Northern Railway is essentially two railroads joined at the hip in Duluth, MN, their eastern-most terminus. The main deck (Mainline Division) runs railroad-west from Duluth to the Twin Cities Terminals of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The other line (Iron Range Division) climbs Proctor Hill west out of Duluth to an upper deck that represents running from Proctor railroad-west to the Mesabi Iron Range on mixed DM&IR and GN facilities.
Power is 95% steam under back-emf control, some with sound. 4200 feet of hand laid code 70 track on spline roadbed with 565 scratch-built-in-place turnouts are complete as of July, 2017, representing about 98% of planned trackage.
All passenger and freight trains do at least some switching. Most interchange railroads are working railroads with their own switching to perform.
Click this link to see the: Welcome Missabe Northern Railway Recruits document in PDF format. (Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent required to view)
Click this link to see the: Missabe Northern Orientation document in PDF format. (Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent required to view)
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