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Photo ID: 694423

C&NW Alco #6720 is entering home rails at Empire Junction as it brings the first cut of cars out of Empire mine. They will return to the mine for a second cut of cars before they reassemble their ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Apr 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 685510

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.

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: U23C
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSI 2303
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1988


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 616196

LSI 3002 approaches Empire Junction with a loaded ore train in July of 1990. Back in 1990, we were sad to see the GE's replace the Alcos. Today, we hope to see these GE's instead of their much new... (more)

Railroad: Lake Terminal
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSI 3002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1990


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By: Greg Mross

Added: May 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 596188

CNW caboose #11223 brings up the rear of an ore train at Empire Junction in May of 1986. The train is heading to the Empire Mine for loading. Unfortunately, the CNW is gone, the caboose is no long... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 11223
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1986


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Nov 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 593144

WC 6654 brings a cut of ore jennies thru Empire Junction in June of 1997. Once home to CNW FM's and Alco's, regular runs to the Empire Mine have ceased as the mine has closed. Only a limited stock... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6654
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1997


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 590519

CNW 6890 brings the first cut of steaming taconite pellets to Empire Junction in Negaunee, MI in October of 1988. The ore came from the Empire Mine, which has recently closed.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 5890
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1988


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 25, 2016

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Photo ID: 584962

The CN local wyes their train at Empire Junction before pulling south to Gladstone with 3 empty hoppers in tow as the tailings piles from Empire Mine tower in the background.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5367
Train ID: CN L549
Photo Date: August 01, 2016


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By: Adam Wells

Added: Aug 04, 2016

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Photo ID: 584190

CNW 6703 brings a cut of cars thru Empire Junction in May of 1986.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6703
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1986


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jul 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 584089

CN's U741 ore train has stopped clear of Partridge while freight L-549 puts its train together. This short delay allowed LS&I's 7-Tilden to sneak past at Empire Junction with C30-7 3073 and U30C 3... (more)

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSI 3073
Train ID: 7-Tilden
Photo Date: July 15, 2016


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jul 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 581449

LSI U30C's 3009 & 3000 smoke it up through Empire Junction hauling ancient ore cars that were loaded at the Tilden Mine.

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSI 3009
Train ID: LSI 7-Tilden
Photo Date: June 14, 2016


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By: Robert Smith

Added: Jun 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 569807

C&NW Alco #6720 is entering home rails at Empire Junction as it brings the first cut of cars out of Empire mine. They will return to the mine for a second cut of cars before they reassemble their ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Mar 17, 2016

Views: 5,557
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Photo ID: 567714

After stopping to throw the switch at Empire Junction, LS&I 1850 does what Alco's do best as they continue their journey to the Eagle Mills yard.

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: Alco RSD-12
Location: Negaunee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LS&I 1850
Train ID: 7 O'Clock Tilden
Photo Date: October 07, 1988


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Feb 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 489932

Two of eight GEs leased by the LS&I ease their train of ore through Empire Junction en route to Eagle Mills and eventually the ore dock at Marquette.

Railroad: CEFX
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Neguanee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CEFX 1022
Train ID: 7-Yard/Hill
Photo Date: June 30, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Jul 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 462330

LS&I 3006 leads a dusty sister and 60 loads upgrade passing the CN connection at Empire Junction. Big time LS&I action at its best with barking Boats, sand flying along with dust blowing off the w... (more)

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Palmer, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LS&I 3006
Train ID: LS&I 7 Tilden
Photo Date: May, 2008


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 425564

By 2008 most of the remaining U-boats still roaming the LS&I had began to look pretty tired. This shot of 3008 leading a similarly faded sister with 60 loads on the 7 yard at Empire Junction typif... (more)

Railroad: Lake Superior & Ishpeming
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Palmer, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LS&I 3008
Train ID: LS&I 7 Yard
Photo Date: May, 2008


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Feb 18, 2013

Views: 1,625
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Favorited: 7

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