LS&I's 7AM Hill Job ironically drops downhill towards Marquette, passing the iconic ponds at Three Lakes.
Frigid winter air measures in the single digits and the fallen snow that covers the wilderness floor nearly doubles and triples that number in inches. Distant chugs bounce off the rocky hills, ech... (more)
LS&I's duo of C30-7s leads 3 Tilden out of the yard at Eagle Mills. One of the C30-7s has since suffered a major mechanical failure and was retired.
Late in the afternoon, the 3 Tilden heads to the mine with empties and the U boats on point.
7 Tilden heads to Eagle Mills Yard in harsh conditions. The wind was brutal on this day, and trudging through 3 feet of snow was challenging. A couple hours later, we finally hear the U boat chug,... (more)
Three Lake Superior & Ishpeming alligators show that they’re hard at work at the ore docks in Marquette, Michigan.
A Lake Superior & Ishpeming “hill job” pulls a half-dozen empties from the ore docks in Marquette, Michigan. After they clear the right switch, they will back them onto the train of empties th... (more)
Two Lake Superior & Ishpeming “hill jobs” are working at the ore docks in Marquette, Michigan on August 7, 1986. I don’t believe that the yard tower was occupied by this time.
The wildflowers have taken over the Lake Superior & Ishpeming classification yard in Marquette, Michigan, and the main line doubles as the switching lead for the ore docks. Three of the road’s R... (more)
31 years ago........LS&I 3006 brings a loaded ore train thru Palmer, MI at the end of a beautiful day in July of 1990. Fast forward to today and some of these units are attracting considerable att... (more)
The LS&I 7 Tilden arriving at Eagle Mills West.
The LS&I 7 Tilden heads light power towards the Tilden Mine.
LS&I 3009 and 3000 lead the daily 11 Tilden job back from the Tilden Mine.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s 3 Tilden job heads west through Empire Junction with a pair of classic C30-7s.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s 7 Tilden job passes through Empire Junction with a pair of former BN U30Cs.