The pairs of SD50's and 60's that replaced the C628's didn't always work out so well as this shot attests. At lunch hour the 6539 that had been working the Dumper Job headed up to Brampton to resc... (more)
CNW 6935,6895,6850 are about to start downgrade to the docks at Escanaba, It's getting well into fall in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and most of the leafs are gone for another winter. Interestingly... (more)
With the dynamics fully applied CNW 6717,6718,6721 slowly roll downhill toward Escanaba with a 100 loads. Escanaba/Gladstone is sometimes referred to as the "banana belt" of Upper Michigan as it i... (more)
CNW 6707,6721,1501 head 97 loads and a caboose east at West Gladstone. The BLD/EMD 1501 is still in occasional road service but will soon be downgraded to ore yard work.
WC 6612,6642 have the dynamic brakes howling as they start down the hill from Larch to the Escanaba River bridge with SORE2. The 6642 was recently purchased from MK and is still wearing most of it... (more)
Not long after the WC bought the Ex CNW ore lines from UP, F45 6653 leads 6522 east on SORE-1 at West Gladstone. Its a brisk -12 temperature reading and this train is only 60 cars due to problems ... (more)
The C&NW C628 fleet is stored for good as it turns out and here we have the replacements. SD60's 8045,8046 pass through West Gladstone with 100 loads heading for the dock.
It's 6:30 on a hot August evening in West Gladstone and three big C&NW C628's, 6713,6719,6708 are blasting along with 100 empties heading for another load at Empire Mine.
C&NW 6706,6729,6723 head up a ore extra of 100 loads bound from Empire mine to the Escanaba ore dock.