While the Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s roster of six-axle U-boats and Alco road switchers was plenty to attract railfans to Eagle Mills, Michigan, visiting Chicago & North Western C628’s were icing... (more)
Three of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s ex-Santa Fe RSD15’s get ready to go out on the road at the road’s Eagle Mills shops.
LS&I 2300 leads a colorful consist into the ore yard at Eagle Mills in June of 1988. U23C's were fairly rare here, with only 53 being produced for US roads. The majority (170) went to Brazil. 2300... (more)
LS&I's Hill Job, led by RSD-15 2403, has just crossed Hwy 41 with a loaded ore train in May of 1986. Ahead is the steep grade down to the ore dock.
The familiar chugging sound of 16 cylinder FDLs fills the air as the "Green Machines" head west from Eagle Mills to the Tilden Mine for more iron ore.
LS&I 1852 has just departed the Tilden mine and is skirting the south side of the Empire Mine as it makes its way towards Eagle Mills in June of 1988. Only the Tilden mine operates now as Empire h... (more)
A lot of history here. LS&I 2404 leads a trio of ex-Santa Fe Alligators as they approach the scales with an empty iron ore train. After weighing their train, it will be a short trip across Morgan ... (more)
LSI 1850 enters the yard at Eagle Mills in October of 1988. What I wouldn't give to hear those Alco's again....
LSI 2301 awaits its' next assignment at the ore dock in Marquette, MI in June of 1987. Shot with multiple bursts of an old fashioned single bulb flash bulb.
LS&I 2402 leads a matched set of red Alligator's across Morgan Trestle in June of 1988. The loaded train will soon face the steep descent to the ore docks in Marquette, MI.
LSI&I 2501 arrives in the yard at Eagle Mills with a loaded ore train in June of 1987.
LS&I 2403 is about to cross Morgan Trestle near Marquette, MI on a sultry day on July of 1988. It's a short trip to Eagle Mills yard once they finish weighing their train of empties.
LSI Alco #2400 passes 3 Lakes as it heads towards the dock in Marquette, MI in October of 1988.
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)
One of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s half-dozen U23C’s idles outside the Eagle Mills shops, while a freshly-shopped RSD15 comes to life.