The LS&I's only remaining pair of serviceable U-boats run through the rock cut at Eagle Mills Junction on their way to pick up loads of pellets at the Tilden Mine.
A layer of fog hangs over the woods of the Upper Peninsula with the chug of veteran U30C's filling the air as they climbing up grade to Eagle Mills Junction.
The day's first 7 Tilden job runs east for the LS&I yard behind a pair of GE relics with 60 loaded ore hoppers that will eventually make their way down to the ore dock in Marquette.
A dinosaur GE U-boat leads the way on the afternoon 3 Tilden job at Eagle Mills Junction through the rock cut bound for Tilden Mine and a pickup of 60 ore hoppers.
A pair of GE relics lead 60 loads of iron ore pellets east from Tilden Mine for a set out in LS&I's yard before they ride into Marquette behind a pair of leased CEFX AC4400s.
LSI U30C's 3009 & 3000 smoke it up through Empire Junction hauling ancient ore cars that were loaded at the Tilden Mine.
The LS&I currently has four sets of CEFX AC4400CWs, plus a pair of U30Cs (3000 & 3009) and a pair of C30-7s (3073 & 3074) in regular service. Here, the U30C pair (possibly the last active U30s in ... (more)
7 Tilden approaches Eagle Mills.
The 7 Tilden Job arrives Eagle Mills with another load of Taconite behind a pair of U30C's on this perfect Autumn morning.
The 7 Tilden Job heads by Empire Mine at Palmer with loads for Eagle Mills.
The 11pm Tilden Job heads back towards Eagle Mills with a pair of U30Cs.
A pair of U-Boats pulls a cut of empties off the dock for the hill job to bring back to Eagle Mills.
LS&I 3009 - 3051 was at Pine Hill scales to weigh a few gons, and then return to Eagle Mills.