The Chief takes on another load of Pacific Northwest lumber as it prepares for another trip to Mackinaw City. Due to heavy lumber traffic bound for the Michigan Northern connection the Chief was r... (more)
Soo 4418,4419 are busy loading the Chief Wawatum at St. Ignace. The Chief had just over a year left to operate as a carferry at this time. Business had dried up and the Chief was more or less back... (more)
Just about every winter during the 70's Soo was in the market for leased power. Mostly they turned to their ore hauling neighbors. DM&IR SD9's and LS&I U23C's or U25C's spent quite a few winters ... (more)
Soo GP38-2 4414 rests by the shore of Lake Huron in St. Ignace waiting for the Chief Wawatum to make its journey back from Mackinaw City.
Soo 403,2408 loading the carferry Chief Wawatum at St. Ignace. Loading the ferry was a careful balancing act where you had to make sure loads and empties were in a proper position, or the boat wou... (more)
Soo 4414,4427 load the Chief Wawatam on a nice early fall afternoon.
Soo 2408,4431 idle away the afternoon in St. Ignace waiting for the carferry Chief Wawatam to return from Mackinaw City. The yard in now a parking lot. The only surviving structures are the depot/... (more)
Power-short SOO briefly leased this Algoma Central GP-7, seen here switching the railroad car ferry, "Chief Wawatam."
Railroad car ferry "Chief Wawatam" awaits the arrival of the Soo Line train from Trout Lake as the early morning sun rises.
Everything in ths shot is gone now. The Chief Wawatam (a steam powered railroad car ferry), the Soo Line and the GP-30.
The coal fired, steam powered, car ferry Chief Wawatam is being loaded by Soo Line GP-30 708 at the St. Ignace dock in June of 1979.