Adam Farence Photo
LS&I 1804 switches the ore dock in Marquette, MI in August of 1965. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
Following the Penn Central merger, PC found a new use for some of its 25 ex-PRR RSD-12s by putting them to work as hump power in former NYC territory. A pair of the handsome six-axle Alcos slowly ... (more)
LS&I 1852 has just departed the Tilden mine and is skirting the south side of the Empire Mine as it makes its way towards Eagle Mills in June of 1988. Only the Tilden mine operates now as Empire h... (more)
LSI 1850 enters the yard at Eagle Mills in October of 1988. What I wouldn't give to hear those Alco's again....
A couple of well-travelled RSD12’s work out their last days feeding the coal dumpers at Norfolk & Western’s Lambert’s Point yard. N&W 251 and 252 began life as Nickel Plate Road 326 and 327, respe... (more)
To the Torch
Three Conrail Alcos, two RSD12’s and an RSD15, stand among the freight cars in Conway Yard. The three Schenectady products are coming from the Altoona dead line, and a... (more)
Blue-flagged and on a side track, three Lake Superior & Ishpeming RSD12’s of Chesapeake & Ohio and later Baltimore & Ohio lineage stand near the shops in Eagle Mills, Michigan. Neither the C&O nor... (more)
A good cross-section of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s mid-1980’s roster is shown in this view at the Eagle Mills Shops. On the left, in the late 1970’s green paint scheme, is RSD12 1802, purchas... (more)
Alco RSD-12 #1852 brings a cut of ore cars thru the rock cut at Eagle Mills Jct. in May of 1986.
A trio of Lake Superior and Ishpeming RSD12’s works the yard at Eagle Mills, Michigan. The green paint scheme that succeeded the original solid maroon scheme was already obsolete by this time.
Two RSD12’s in the original paint and a U23B in the most recent scheme move out to the yard from the Lake Superior & Ishpeming yard in Eagle Mills, Michigan.
LS&I 2404 heads back to Eagle Mills past Three Lakes with a train of empties.
After stopping to throw the switch at Empire Junction, LS&I 1850 does what Alco's do best as they continue their journey to the Eagle Mills yard.
When a class of locomotive had dwindled in numbers, and those remaining were no longer considered roadworthy, the Norfolk & Western often assigned them to Lambert’s Point to push hoppers of coal i... (more)