In the winter of 1976-1977 a severe amount of early ice and heavy business conspired to leave Algoma Steel nearly pellet less by mid March. The solution was to move Tilden pellets all-rail for abo... (more)
LS&I 3011,3006 chug past Empire Junction with the 7AM Tilden loads.
On the LS&I getting a set of power that was all in one paint scheme was always a bit of an accomplishment. Not one class of units was in the same scheme during the era before the Ex BN U-boats, sa... (more)
The LS&I tends to hibernate for the most part during the winter due to the closure of shipping on the upper great lakes. After the Soo Locks close on Jan. 15 until they reopen in late March the ra... (more)
LS&I 3004,3011 head toward Tilden Mine with 120 empties at Palmer Line Junction. The U-boats are about out of work now with the recent arrival of AC4400's.
LS&I 2501,2303,2304 are arriving at Eagle Mills yard with 120 empties. If I remember correctly the units have just clanked across the County Road 492 crossing and the engineer has cracked the thro... (more)
On a extremely hot, humid July 6 the 3PM Tilden is blasting upgrade through Palmer Line Junction with 60 loads. RSD15's 2402 and 2404 are spliced by U23C 2303 on this scorching day. Dust is blowin... (more)
Usually assigned to work LS&I's isolated branch to Munising, RS-3 1604 is shown here in WC's former Soo Line yard along Lake Superior in Marquette. The Alco was en route home after WC had purchase... (more)
This ex-BN U30C had been on the property for only a month when I shot it leading ore empties with sister 3001, which had arrived earlier that year during April.
LS&I 1803 is waiting, probably in vain for a few defects to be corrected at Eagle Mills. The ex BN U30C's that LS&I had bought to rid itself of the Alco's were already either on the property or on... (more)
LS&I dock job with U30C 3006 and C30-7 3074 (both ex-BN) pull a cut of empties off the Presque Isle ore dock while Lower Lakes Towing steamer Michipicoten waits to load.
LS&I dock job with U30C 3006 and C30-7 3074 (both ex-BN) shove loads onto the Presque Isle ore dock while Lower Lakes freighter Michipicoten waits to load.
In one of my last shots of LS&I RSD-12's in operation 1852,1804,1850 roar out of Empire Junction with 61 loads on the 7AM Tilden job. Ex BN U30C were already on the property and crews were looking... (more)
LS&I 2405,2304,2401 have been fueled, sanded and are about ready to go on a sunny morning in 1988.
LS&I 2500,2401,2303 are waiting for the 3PM hill job crew to come on duty at Eagle Mills. One crew member has showed up early and can be seen washing the windows of 2401.