LSI Alco #2400 passes 3 Lakes as it heads towards the dock in Marquette, MI in October of 1988.
HIAWATHA UT Aug. 22 1981 -- Utah Railway RSD-15s 403, 401 and 402 belch smoke as they apply tractive effort to a cut of cars.
Sticking His Head in an Alligator
A Lake Superior & Ishpeming shop mechanic does some top-end tuning on one of the LS&I’s former Santa Fe RSD15 “alligators”. His unique stance woul... (more)
Utah Railway Alco RSD-15 No. 403 rests at Provo Yard after returning from Martin with a coal train on May 28, 1977. The 403 was built the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 847 in June of 1960.
HIAWATHA UT Aug 22 1981 -- Utah Railway RSD15s 402, 401 and 403 smoke it up as they begin to pull on a cut of cars at the Hiawatha loadout. Unit 403’s smoke show puts much of the area in shadow. T... (more)
The end of an era. LS&I 2401 heads into Empire Mine to get a cut of ore cars in September of 1988. Alas, the mine closed in 2016 and other than a small stockpile of pellets, the trains will no lon... (more)
An Alligator lives and breaths in the UP of Michigan,
A rebuilt Alligator and a slug perform switching duties at the yard's east end.
Alligator No. 9841 is in the midst of getting some major work done at the shops.
A Utah Railway Mohrland Turn rumbles across the spectacular Gordon Creek bridge on July 24, 1979. The bridge was built in 1912, rises 135 feet above the creek, and spans 634 feet in length on both... (more)
LS&I 2401 rests in the Eagle Mills shop in August of 1984.
A New Mexico thunderstorm builds in the background as refrigerator cars of California produce, freshly iced, await a crew change on July 28, 1967 at Belen, New Mexico. Led by the 818, two hefty Al... (more)
In a somewhat unusual move, 3 LS&I Alligators bring a coal train up the hill from Marquette to Eagle Mills. It was a bit of a hike to get to the Dead River trestle, but the results were worth it.
A freight in a siding at Bealville, photo taken from cab of F7A 306 pulling Train #2 the San Francisco Chief. Rear engine is chopped nose Alco #840. A Roger Puta photograph.
Storm light shines on the classics at IRM's Diesel Department.