Light power move
May 10 marks the 12th anniversary of CN's 2004 purchase of Great Lakes Transportation (DM&IR, B&LE, Great Lakes Fleet). A bit less than a year after the purchase crews lift a new CN sign into plac... (more)
CN's L-599 transfer job with three SD60s and 60 empty limestone cars rolls past a Proctor Roadswitch that was spotting ore cars on Dock 6.
The relatively new paint on 5436 contrasts with the chipped and blistering paint on the ore carrier Roger Blough, which is also owned by CN but operated by a U.S. firm.
An empty limestone train eases down the ramp to Missabe Junction while a Proctor Roadswitch crew positions an ore train for dumping.
Despite the watering of ore as it is dumped (visible under the train), a stiff northwest wind has whipped up quite the dust cloud. The 1000-footer James R. Barker is in the process of loading whil... (more)
Riding high on the ore dock lead is the Dumper Job with 6715 and 1506. The Baldwin/EMD 6 axle hybrids were pretty much confined to yard duty by 1978 and 1506 would soon be retired. The Dumper Job ... (more)
Engineer Vern King has a grimy set of C628's in full dynamic as they ease down to the ore yard at Escanaba on a warm Spring day in 1977. C628's 6710, 6730, 6715 lead 108 loads and after a long day... (more)
A loaded limestone train for Minntac heads for Proctor while another Proctor Roadswitch crew positions an ore train for dumping.
At sunrise the Proctor Roadswitch spots ore cars for unloading on Dock 6 on a below zero morning.
Until the Groveland Mine north of Iron Mountain closed down the CNW ran the Antoine Turn on a daily basis departing Escanaba a little after 11AM. It went to Iron Mountain and swapped empties for l... (more)
Unloading along the shore of Lake Superior on a beautiful spring day in 1999.
Back in the days when maroon and gold roamed the Iron Range in abundance.
Power off a Proctor Roadswitch rests above the ore boat Roger Blough.
The dumper job heads back to the receiving yard at Escanaba to pick up another cut of loaded ore cars.