7 Tilden heads to Eagle Mills Yard in harsh conditions. The wind was brutal on this day, and trudging through 3 feet of snow was challenging. A couple hours later, we finally hear the U boat chug,... (more)
Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s 7 Tilden job passes through Empire Junction with a pair of former BN U30Cs.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming’s 7 Tilden Job splits off from the CN at Palmer Line Junction and heads towards the Tilden mine with two U30Cs.
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.