A set of CN SD75Is head up an ore extra at Goose Lake Inlet on the way to Escanaba, Michigan.
With only days to go before CN ownership a pair of SD45s hustle iron ore pellets south to Escanaba from the Empire Mine.
During the C&NW's last winter before the Union Pacific takeover train EPESO (Empire Mine-Escanaba-Ore) hauls a unit train of iron ore pellets across frozen Goose Lake enroute to Escanaba, Michigan... (more)
Power heads south to the mines.
LS&I 3 Tilden job heads to the mines as CN L539 with a IC SD70 sits awaiting a new crew.
A 7 Weigher pierces the morning fog off of Lake Superior on it's first run of the day to Empire Mine.
An LS&I crew moves 43 loaded hoppers cars of ore for Algoma Steel towards an interchange with CN at Partridge.
A 10-car CN local waits for an ore train to clear the plant at Eagle Mills Junction. This local was running from Ishpeming to Plains with a stop at Partridge. Nice to see a solid WC power set st... (more)
Light units head for Tilden to pick up 50 loads of ore pellets. LS&I is expected to replace their 1974-built U30C fleet in 2008 (plus some C30-7s).
The special 1997 10-year anniversary paint on WC 3026 is holding up well 10 years after the anniversary. Even the map of Wisconsin on its body looks good.
Morning job for Tilden rolls through Eagle Mills Junction with ore empties while in the distance CN's L-540 local struggles upgrade to the junction with 10 loads and 2 empties (one of its GP40-2s ... (more)
The 07:00 Hill Job with 50 loads rolls towards Eagle Mills and eventually the dock in Marquette.
A pair of ex-BN U30Cs head light from Eagle Mills to Tilden Mine to retrieve a cut of loads for the dock.
Now in Negaunee, 3074 leads her train past the Great Negaunee Appliance Pile. Massive tailings piles on the horizon tower above the surrounding communities.