LS&I's Presque Isle engine facilities in Marquette, MI are not long for this world in August of 1974 and are now long gone. I like the coal hoppers spotted at the power plant. Bob Ferge photo from... (more)
Thanks! Hopefully this image will get me to 2 million views! Never thought it possible. CNW 6720 is about to duck under Highway M35 near Marquette, MI with a loaded ore train from Empire Mine. Aft... (more)
LS&I's Presque Isle (Marquette) roundhouse sits mostly unused in August of 1974. The roundhouse would be torn down when engine facilities moved to a more modern facility at Eagle Mills. Bob Ferge ... (more)
LS&I 1804 switches the ore dock in Marquette, MI in August of 1965. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
LSI 3004 brings iron ore loads thru Empire Junction as WC 6619 waits to head to the mine with empties. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in May of 1997 when I took this shot.
The LS&I yard and engine facilities in Presque Isle looking west from the ore dock in August of 1964. The engine facilities would be torn down and moved to Eagle Mills in 1976-77. Credit Bob Ferge... (more)
LS&I 2300 leads a colorful consist into the ore yard at Eagle Mills in June of 1988. U23C's were fairly rare here, with only 53 being produced for US roads. The majority (170) went to Brazil. 2300... (more)
LS&I's Hill Job, led by RSD-15 2403, has just crossed Hwy 41 with a loaded ore train in May of 1986. Ahead is the steep grade down to the ore dock.
A lot of history here. LS&I 2404 leads a trio of ex-Santa Fe Alligators as they approach the scales with an empty iron ore train. After weighing their train, it will be a short trip across Morgan ... (more)
LSI 1850 enters the yard at Eagle Mills in October of 1988. What I wouldn't give to hear those Alco's again....
LSI 2301 awaits its' next assignment at the ore dock in Marquette, MI in June of 1987. Shot with multiple bursts of an old fashioned single bulb flash bulb.
LS&I 2402 leads a matched set of red Alligator's across Morgan Trestle in June of 1988. The loaded train will soon face the steep descent to the ore docks in Marquette, MI.
It's funny how time changes your point of view. After shooting big Alcos coming under Hwy 35 near Partridge Siding, it was a bit of a letdown to shoot SD40-2's here, especially with a repainted Z... (more)
LSI&I 2501 arrives in the yard at Eagle Mills with a loaded ore train in June of 1987.