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.
A load of empties head back to Tilden mine lead by a pair of well worn C30's. Nikon F3, Kodak Portra 400.
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has some neat railroad operations for an area that is mostly forest. Pictured through some of the many pine trees that populate the area, a pair of veteran GE C30-7... (more)
LSI 3074 leads the 7-Hill job departing Eagle Mills Yard for the ore dock at Marquette (Presque Isle).
Vintage GE models continue to earn their keep on LS&I as C30-7s 3074 and 3073 lead 120 empty ore cars back to the mine at Eagle Mills Junction. A handful of U30Cs are also serviceable while eight ... (more)
The Eagle Mills Yard job pokes out the west end for some head room with the two active C30-7s on the roster.
Now in Negaunee, 3074 leads her train past the Great Negaunee Appliance Pile. Massive tailings piles on the horizon tower above the surrounding communities.
LSI 3074 leads a sister through the tundra around Eagle Mills Junction with a whopping two car train of mining chemicals. The power lines in the background carry the high voltage required for mini... (more)
This view from the yard office shows the switch crew at work on the right. At the upper left is a set of locomotives on the ready track outside the diesel shop. The locomotives at top center are i... (more)
A crew prepares to switch out two hopper cars to bring to the Tilden Mine from the string on the left. Photo taken from the LS&I yard office.