Ridin' the switchback
"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway to heaven."
WC 6527, 6530, 1232, 589 wheel west around a sharp curve into low evening light with train 34. Train 34 normally departed Sault Ste. Marie in the 4-5PM time slot and in the summer could be followe... (more)
WC 6654,6501,2401 and DM&IR 171 thunder westbound past the feed mill in Engadine with 54 cars of the first cut of an X-SPLD that had originated at Tilden Mine near Marquette, MI. This cut was set ... (more)
The WC only had about 2 months as an independent company when I shot this late evening westbound east of Engadine. The paint and cleanliness on most WC power at that time had become a thing of the... (more)
On the last day of January a early running WC train GBSOA with "customer minded employees" SD45 7551 trailed by WC 3012 and CR 3312 have encountered the early morning sun at Engadine. Pool power w... (more)
A power swap at Gilchrist put this AC FP9 on the point of SOGBA for the rest of the trip into Gladstone. The freight crews lack of love for the elderly F's caused quite a discussion with the dispa... (more)
WC 6650,AC 1753,1752 struggle east with 61 loads of Ladysmith and Tilden ore bound for Sault Ste. Marie. The power is pulling hard at this point and as the two FP9's went past I could smell the ho... (more)