Tippecanoe's sole power from their start-up in 1980 until 1986 when the SD18's arrived was this RS11. The 6001 is ex-Chicago & Indiana 6001, exx-Chrome Crankshaft 6001, nee-SP 2913. Sister unit ... (more)
Ready to run the 16 miles to North Judson, on the former Erie main, with 65 loads of corn for interchange with CSX. How time flies - I was only 15 at the time of this photo.
The Tippy is just about ready to head to North Judson with 65 cars on a dreary last day of 1988.
For the entire time the Tippecanoe operated these locomotives, they never lost any of their Chessie markings. After becoming JK Lines in 1990, the railroad later came under the control of the TP&... (more)
Looking east down the former Erie mainline as employees get more of the 65 car unit train ready for loading. You can see the end of the mainline in the distance. For the entire time the Tippecan... (more)