Frigid winter air measures in the single digits and the fallen snow that covers the wilderness floor nearly doubles and triples that number in inches. Distant chugs bounce off the rocky hills, ech... (more)
Three Lake Superior & Ishpeming alligators show that they’re hard at work at the ore docks in Marquette, Michigan.
Two Lake Superior & Ishpeming “hill jobs” are working at the ore docks in Marquette, Michigan on August 7, 1986. I don’t believe that the yard tower was occupied by this time.
31 years ago........LS&I 3006 brings a loaded ore train thru Palmer, MI at the end of a beautiful day in July of 1990. Fast forward to today and some of these units are attracting considerable att... (more)
A pair of CEFX AC4400's lead the LS&I's 7 Weigher train as it rounds the leg of the wye at Empire Junction in Negaunee, Michigan. The crew is bringing the train to CN's Partridge Yard to drop off ... (more)
A Half-Dozen Alligators by the Docks
In the south, this means that it’s probably a good time to go fishing, In Marquette, Michigan, it meant that ore was moving on the Lake Super... (more)
Three Lake Superior & Ishpeming RDS15’s provide evidence of the exertion required to get a string of loaded ore jennies out of the Eagle Mills yard.
LS&I 1853 brings a loaded ore train thru Palmer Line Jct. in June of 1987.
Brake shoes smoking in the late evening light, LS&I 2300 leads a colorful consist into the ore yard at the dock in Marquette in June of 1988. U23C's were fairly rare here, with only 53 being produ... (more)
LS&I 2303 and friends smoke it up as they pass thru Empire Junction with an ore train in October of 1988. 2303 is a relatively rare GE U23C. Only 53 were produced for domestic use in USA.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming U25C no. 2501 sits on display under their ore dock at Presque Isle, near Marquette, MI, while CEFX 1004 and mate handle dock duties. At present, all ore is mined at the T... (more)