With 1223 the only one that ever sees any kind of local regular duty these days, a five-pack of iron ore dust colored ex-Reserve Mining fleet of SD9s is still hanging on in the U.P. of Michigan at... (more)
ELS 1223 stops to pick up a switch list at the Ontonagon, MI depot in July of 2000. Unfortunately, this line is no longer in service and the tracks are gone.
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.
ELS 1223 has just arrived at Ontonagon, MI in July of 2000. Soon it will be switching the large paper mill in town. Unfortunately, the mill closed and much of this line has been torn up.
The Reserve Mining Company lives on as the #1223 is prepped for service inside the ancient E&LS roundhouse.
I know this has become overkill and annoying, but I cannot emphasis enough that this ... (more)
ELS 1223 leads a freight thru Rockland, MI on its way to Ontonogan, MI in July of 2000. The closing of the paper mill doomed this line and the rail has now been pulled up at this location.
One of the 5 SD9's that the ELS got from Reserve Mining sits in front of the engine house in Wells MI. Off to the right just out of the frame the other 4 sit coupled together in various states of... (more)