Alco Heaven! Two CNW ore trains meet in Little Lake, MI. in May of 1986. 6706 leads a empty train heading to Empire mine while the crew of the loaded train is enjoying beans at a local restaurant.... (more)
Two Union Pacific taconite ore trains meet at the siding at Little Lake, Michigan, on January 19, 1997. UP operated this former C&NW ore route only a short time before Wisconsin Central, and event... (more)
CNW 6703 brings a loaded ore train thru Little Lake, MI as an empty ore train waits in the siding to depart for Empire Mine in May of 1986. Seeing 6 of the big Alco's at once was an impressive sig... (more)
CNW 6916 leads an ore train past the Little Lake depot/trailer in June of 1988. Alas, few ore trains will pass this way anymore with the closing of the Empire Mine and the Escanaba ore docks.
CNW 6835 bring a loaded ore train thru Little Lake, MI in May of 1988. The Mining Journal paper box gives a hint as to what industries are in the U.P. of Michigan. Unfortunately, the closing of Th... (more)
The quiet, cool, crisp foggy air is briefly broken by the sound of a Canadian tuned K3 blowing for the M-35 Crossing south of Little Lake and the sound of a SD40-2 notched out with a decent sized ... (more)
16,500 H.P. of Alco power meet in Little Lake, MI as CNW 6706 leads an empty ore train past loads waiting to depart for Escanaba. The C628's replaced FM H16-66's, but looked right at home in this ... (more)
After stopping for a "meal enroute", CNW 6710 departs Little Lake for Escanaba with another train of taconite.
UP 5028 and 3942 await an empty at Little Lake, as soon as it arrives and clears the 5028 job will be off to Escanaba with this loaded train.
Lunch stop! 628's 6701,6726,6707 have just cut off there loaded ore train on the main at Little Lake and are pulling down to the east switch. After backing into the siding to minimize the walk thi... (more)
WC 6555 and 6586 trundle through the snow with ore loads south of Little Lake during the winter of 1997.
SORE-3 slows for a meet just ahead at Little Lake. Power is 6507 and 6656 on this bright February afternoon.
They weren't sought after like the Alcos, but C&NW SD60s didn't look too bad for the short period of time they were assigned to the ore pool.
On Chicago and North Western’s ore line, the 4:00 a.m. extra ore load headed southbound meets the northbound 10:00 a.m. extra ore empty at Little Lake, Michigan, on October 25, 1986. Six big Alc... (more)
Twilight at Little Lake As the crew eats at a local beanery at Little Lake, Michigan, the locomotives for the Chicago and North Western ore train bound for the dock at Escanaba, patient... (more)