SORE2 brings a trainload of limestone across Goose Lake on the way to the Empire Mine. A beautiful September day is in evidence as the broom is used to prop open the cab door and let the air in. T... (more)
A small patch of sun briefly illuminates the LS&I 3-Yard job passing through the fall color at Eagle Mills Junction on its way to the mines with clay cars.
A pair of SD75Is are in charge of this northbound train shuttling limestone and empty cars towards the Empire Mine. The SSAM, ex-C&NW, ore cars are the remaining stragglers of a once large fleet d... (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.
Last year LS&I was leasing 3 SD60s from Helm. Here two of them bring freight to the mines south of Negaunee on a fine spring day.
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).