A load of empties head back to Tilden mine lead by a pair of well worn C30's. Nikon F3, Kodak Portra 400.
ELS crosses US Hwy 45 between Rockland and Ontonagon, MI in July of 2000. The main source of revenue on this line was a large mill in Ontonagon. The mill has since closed and the line ripped up.
A Speno rail grinder is seen working the Grand Trunk Western mains through Michigan. Tom Bowers photo.
Great Lakes Central 397 brings up the antlers...er, markers, of the North Pole Express. The headend has just passed iconic Carland Elevator with a lot of smoke from 1225, while 397 quietly gets dr... (more)
The local led by Wisconsin Central GP40 3004 heads east from Newberry MI with a cut of logs. tank and boxcar revenue.
ELS 202 rests at the ELS Escanaba engine house in September of 1988. I know 202 was in use but I'm not sure about the others.
White Pine Copper Refinery's SW1 does some light switching in the small yard. The future was uncertain at this point and the plant shut down a year later.
Set up on remote controls, NS (ex-N&W) 1626 pauses at the yard tower while switching Oakwood Yard as night falls in Detroit.
White Pine Copper Refinery's SW1 goes about its switching on a fine summer morning. The end was near for this small operation as the plant closure was in late 2010.
The White Pine job returning with half dozen CN box cars as it pokes along thru Michigan's UP country.
The White Pine job has returned with half dozen CN box cars as it rounds the turn into Bergland. With the White Pine Coppery Refinery permanently closed, these trains no longer run.
A weathered WC GP40 on the White Pine local and four CN box cars rest at North Bessemer MI for the next days crew.
Awaiting authority to proceed westbound out of Detroit.