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Photo ID: 421145

These ex N&W SD35's were reworked by the Soo at Shoreham and spent quite a few years on the Soo leased from EMD, filling in as needed during power crunches. They also found there way onto WC durin... (more)

Railroad: EMDX
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: EMD 1542
Train ID: WC 34
Photo Date: August 20, 1994


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 419794

CN 5533, WC 3021,3012 have the ore and general freight of train 411 rolling along near Dafter. Since this photo things have changed quite a bit as far as power goes in Upper Michigan. Gone are the... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60F
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5533
Train ID: CN 411
Photo Date: July 04, 2008


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 395267

GTW 5930, 4622, CN 9433 head east with CN train 412 near Dafter. The CN GP40's were common power in Upper Michigan at the time along with "grey ghost" SD40-3's, but the straight GTW SD and Geep we... (more)

Railroad: Grand Trunk Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: GTW 5930
Train ID: CN 411
Photo Date: April 21, 2008


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 391805

AC 1753 leads WC 6590, 6619 and a mix of 68 loads of Ladysmith and Tilden ore east near Dafter. The AC F's while common between Sault Ste. Marie and Gladstone seldom lead trains in freight service... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: AC 1753
Train ID: WC ESSOA
Photo Date: April 17, 1997


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 390968

WC train 35 with 1504 and 6603 leading 62 cars rolls along about 8 miles out of its Sault Ste. Marie destination on a warm spring evening in Upper Michigan.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 1504
Train ID: WC 35
Photo Date: May 03, 1996


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Feb 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 385705

Soo train 912 with 747,750 and 50 cars is about 8 miles out of its destination of Soo Yard. At that point either a CPR or Soo switch crew will move the cars bound for CPR across the I-Bridge into ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 747
Train ID: Soo 912
Photo Date: June 18, 1983


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 364670

WC 6650,590 round the big curve west of Dafter with 61 loads of pellets headed for Sault Ste. Marie.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6650
Train ID: WC ESSOA
Photo Date: June 02, 1997


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 363399

WC was running out its last winter when I shot this loaded ore train near Dafter on a bitter morning. WC 7524,2558 have 45 loads of Tilden pellets heading to the furnace at Algoma Steel.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 7524
Train ID: WC OTIAC
Photo Date: February 19, 2001


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 362830

Soo 2405,731,957 raise a little dust as they head train 12 west with 21 cars at Dafter. The Soo kept doing track maintenance until the end in Upper Michigan and the area north of Highway 28 had re... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2405
Train ID: Soo 12
Photo Date: April 11, 1987


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 358572

DMIR 153,150 head WC train 34 west right at sunset. The WC had DMIR SD9's roaming the property nearly continuously in the early to mid 90's.

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 153
Train ID: WC 34
Photo Date: February 06, 1990


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 350165

One of the roads that eluded me in over 35 years of rail photography was the EJ&E. I never was much for city railroading so didn't make many trips into the area where EJ&E operated. Well it finall... (more)

Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: EJ&E 674
Train ID: CN 411
Photo Date: May 18, 2009


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 01, 2011

Views: 1,994
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Photo ID: 347960

A tired looking SDL leads 6590 and the 55 cars of train GBSOA through Dafter late in the evening of a June day. It's westbound counterpart is still in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and the trains will me... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SDL39
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 586
Train ID: WC GBSOA
Photo Date: June 26, 2001


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 328483

By the summer of 2001 train GBSOA was usually a late afternoon eastbound which severely limited the amount of available photo locations. During the long summer days the line into Sault Ste. Marie ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6627
Train ID: WC GBSOA
Photo Date: July 13, 2001


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jun 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 310691

A WC only consist of SDL39 590 and F45 6650 is rolling along at 40MPH with the 91 cars of train SOESA at Dafter early in the morning of June 1, 1997.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SDL39
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 590
Train ID: WC SOESA
Photo Date: June 01, 1997


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 14, 2010

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Photo ID: 308758

WC 2557,6626 swing around the big curve south of Dafter with 44 loads of Tilden ore heading for the blast furnace at Algoma Steel. The GP35 was originally a CNW unit which came to the WC in the FR... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Dafter, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 2557
Train ID: WC ESSOA
Photo Date: August 17, 1997


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 30, 2009

Views: 1,944
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