Another winter is slowly coming to an end as WC 6595 and 6604 lead ore loads to Escanaba under a threatening sky near Brampton.
Alco's here, there, and everywhere! C628's 6730,6715,6707 roll loads east, while 6708,6709,6710 cool there heels in the siding at Brampton. After CNW removed the siding at Maple Ridge(just north o... (more)
C628's 6712,6703,6713 are Escanaba bound a couple miles south of Brampton. Winter weather in Upper Michigan tends to alternate between clear cold days and slightly warmer snowy weather.
On a bitterly cold February morning WC 6653,6522 come charging around the curve at Brampton with a late running SORE1. The train was shortened to only 60 cars due to loss of train line pressure in... (more)
The CNW ore lines were a pretty boring piece of railroad during the the 1975-1986 time frame. The C628's were generally the only power to be seen except for the rare BLD-EMD and then later 4-axle ... (more)
Clean C&NW SD60s power a pair of ore trains meeting north of Escanaba.
Another day and another trio of C628's head a loaded ore train east at Brampton. The 6715,6712,6724 have 98 loads moving past some of the spring runoff that has filled the ditches on this mid Apri... (more)
WC 6630,7505 roar past Brampton with 100 loads.
CNW 6710,6724,6707 east with ore loads at Brampton.
The new look for the old Wisconsin Central ore lines in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
CN southbound ore loads out of Marquette pause to wait for more track authority at Brampton, MI a few miles north of Escanaba and Gladstone, MI.