Postcards from the “Three Spot”

Featured here are postcards of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad locomotive No. 3, known as “Three Spot.” It has been on display at the D&IR Depot in Two Harbors since 1923.

The postcard up top was published by Zenith Interstate News Company. The captions reads:

T-2–Memorial Engine “3 Spot”
D. & I. R. R. R., Two Harbors, Minn.

This famous engine was brought to Two Harbors on a scow in 1883 and was the first in service by the Duluth & Iron Range R. R. Company. In operation more than 30 years it hauled ore from the greatest iron ore mines in Northern Minnesota. It is now a memorial to the iron mining industry.

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