After completing the process of loading and weighing a train of hoppers with taconite pellets, the LS&I's 7 Weigher Job comes around the south leg of the wye at Empire Junction with a pair of form... (more)
After completing the process of loading a weighing a train a hoppers with taconite pellets, the LS&I's 7 Weigher Job comes around the south leg of the wye at Empire Junction with a pair of former ... (more)
On August 2, a morning LS&I mine run using a pari of U30Cs diverges from joint LS&I/CN trackage to the branch down to Tilden Mine with empty ore jennies for loading. CN trackage goes to the right,... (more)
An LS&I mine run from Eagle Mills, MI to Tilden Mine rolls through Palmer Junction with a trainload of empty ore jennies powered by a pair of U30Cs. This junction is where the Canadian National co... (more)
Lake Superior and Ishpeming's two remaining U30Cs lead a train of taconite pellets through Eagle Mills Junction in a pouring rain. The fall colors more than made up for the gloomy weather on this ... (more)
The 7 A.M. Tilden train returns to the yard at Eagle Mills with a load of taconite. These are some of, if not the last U30C's operating in the United States.
With a tight market for lease locomotives due to traffic levels on most North American railroads, the Lake Superior & Ishpeming continues to utilize its shrinking fleet of former BN U30Cs as a vit... (more)
LSI 3009 leads a second U30C on an empty ore train run from Eagle Mills to Tilden Mine in upper Michigan. The train is passing through Palmer Junction, and the foreground track is used by CN from ... (more)
The LS&I's only remaining pair of serviceable U-boats run through the rock cut at Eagle Mills Junction on their way to pick up loads of pellets at the Tilden Mine.
A layer of fog hangs over the woods of the Upper Peninsula with the chug of veteran U30C's filling the air as they climbing up grade to Eagle Mills Junction.
The day's first 7 Tilden job runs east for the LS&I yard behind a pair of GE relics with 60 loaded ore hoppers that will eventually make their way down to the ore dock in Marquette.
A dinosaur GE U-boat leads the way on the afternoon 3 Tilden job at Eagle Mills Junction through the rock cut bound for Tilden Mine and a pickup of 60 ore hoppers.
A pair of GE relics lead 60 loads of iron ore pellets east from Tilden Mine for a set out in LS&I's yard before they ride into Marquette behind a pair of leased CEFX AC4400s.
LSI U30C's 3009 & 3000 smoke it up through Empire Junction hauling ancient ore cars that were loaded at the Tilden Mine.
The LS&I currently has four sets of CEFX AC4400CWs, plus a pair of U30Cs (3000 & 3009) and a pair of C30-7s (3073 & 3074) in regular service. Here, the U30C pair (possibly the last active U30s in ... (more)