With heavy snow coming down, the conductor clears out the switch for the run around track at the approach to the Humboldt Mill where they will shove in the empties and pickup the loads before head... (more)
The Mineral Range crosses Hwy 95 just 1 mile away from the Humboldt Mine. The engines will run around the train and shove into the loadout.
The Mineral Range is just a few miles away from Humboldt Mine as its seen approaching Hwy FA during the mid-morning.
The Mineral Range railroad begins their day picking a handful of empty gondolas for the mine at Humboldt.
A train of 18 empty gondolas gets underway at Landing Jct. in Ishpeming, MI. At the other end of the line this fall Eagle Mine's Humboldt Mill started refining ore mined in Marquette County.
With its expansion to the Humboldt Mill, Mineral Range is becoming one of the more interesting and classic looking shortlines in the upper midwest. Not too many years ago Lake Superior & Ishpeming... (more)
A whitetail doe takes advantage of the train pausing to flag a road crossing by running across the Mineral Range tracks.
A former BRC "cow" works the CN interchange. The tank cars they are picking up will be taken to an explosives plant a few miles south of here.
The mineral is a one man show operation that solely serves the owners Explosives Factory.
After interchanging with the CN, MRAX 600 heads south through National Mine.
The Mineral Range takes its few cars south to the explosives plant.
A-B-A set of F7s, the 901 wearing the colors of the Wisconsin & Calumet Ry.
Rounding out the orange & brown sceme... The fourth unit in these colors at the museum.
Previously, the Janesville & Southeastern Ry.