Duluth steamer No. 28 is back in service

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Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 as it appeared in Duluth, Minn., earlier this summer. 
Steve Glischinski
DULUTH, Minn. — The Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 has returned to service after mechanical problems sidelined the Consolidation last month. The locomotive successfully pulled a series of trips on the North Shore Scenic Railroad Aug. 18 to 20.

Restoration work on No. 28 began in the former Duluth & Northeastern shop in Cloquet, Minn., in December 2011 and was completed at museum’s shop in Duluth in April. Side rod and bearing problems in July forced the museum to cancel a weekend of trips, but the engine has now been repaired and is scheduled to pull trips Aug. 25 to 27, Sept. 1 to 3, 9, 10, and 15 to 17.

American Locomotive Co.’s Pittsburgh Works built the engine in 1906 for the Duluth, Missabe & Northern as No. 332. It was operated by DM&N successor Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway until 1955, when it was sold to short line Duluth & Northeastern based in Cloquet and renumbered to 28. The locomotive remained in service on D&NE until 1964. It last operated in September 1972, when the railroad used it inside the shop in Cloquet to dry sand, then ran it around the Cloquet Yard. No. 28 was donated to the museum in 1974.

More information is available online.

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