Rare LS&I C307s pair up on a mine run job out of Eagle Mills, MI. Here they are bringing several cars back to a siding west of Eagle Mills and will set them out for the CN to pick up.
LS&I had two C30-7s, nos. 3073 and 3074 operating the afternoon of July 20, 2018. The units were making a light move to Partridge Yard on CN to pick up empty all rail ore cars for loading at Tilde... (more)
A pair of GE C30-7's head back for more iron ore at Tilden as they pass through the rock cut at Eagle Mills Jct.
7 Tilden power has turned into the 3 Tilden and departs with empties the 7 Yard/Hill brought up earlier. The LS&I logo under the window has faded fast.
7 Tilden shoves back into the yard after pulling up on the Pellet Plant lead for headroom.
This is what we came for! An impromptu road trip yields great rewards as two sets of greens were used on this day as opposed to the blue CEFX leasers. 7 Tilden arrives back at Eagle Mills with loa... (more)
CN's U741 ore train has stopped clear of Partridge while freight L-549 puts its train together. This short delay allowed LS&I's 7-Tilden to sneak past at Empire Junction with C30-7 3073 and U30C 3... (more)
An eastbound train approaching the Eagle Mills yard.
As surprising as it seems, former BN GEs continue in service on venerable iron ore hauler LS&I in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Here 3073 (C30-7) and 3009 (U30C) ease 60 iron ore loads out of the Ti... (more)
After having one of the AC4400's over heat the 7 hill swapped put power for aC30-7/U30C combo. Finding the old GE's on the main except maybe once a week for a power swap out for the Dock job is a ... (more)
After swapping out the two U30C's in Marquette with the 7am dock, the hill job heads back to Eagle mills with the 3073 and another U30C as they approach the scales. There is nothing like the Upper... (more)
Ore mtys at Eagle Mills yard.