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 Tilden crew drags a string of loaded ore jennies by Queens siding in a driving rain.
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 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.
Vintage GE models continue to earn their keep on LS&I as C30-7s 3074 and 3073 lead 120 empty ore cars back to the mine at Eagle Mills Junction. A handful of U30Cs are also serviceable while eight ... (more)
There is no mistaking the commodity hauled by the LS&I - taconite (iron ore) pellets.
A more common sight on the LS&I these days are the leased CEFX AC4400CWs. Here we see the 7 Dock Job departing Eagle Mills with loads for Marquette.
A pair of CEFX AC4400CWs accelerate out of Empire Jct with Empire Mine in the background.
7 Tilden approaches Eagle Mills.
A pair of ex-BN U30C's run light power back to the Tilden Mine.
The 7 Tilden Job arrives Eagle Mills with another load of Taconite behind a pair of U30C's on this perfect Autumn morning.
The 7 Tilden Job heads by Empire Mine at Palmer with loads for Eagle Mills.
The LS&I 7 Tilden Job is approaching Empire Junction and heading to the Tilden Mine.
LS&I 1801,1852,1804 have been rolling down a sag and are now starting to tackle the grade that stretches pretty much the rest of the way to Eagle Mills. This job has the normal cut of 60 loads.
LS&I 1804,1802,1850 head toward Eagle Mills with 60 loads from Tilden mine.