GE U23C, 2302 in maroon paint at Eagle Mills shops. Not quite sure what the date was, but I will fill it in if I figure it out.
Two pellet cars. The car on the right looks very much like the Walthers Taconite car, including the paint job. The one on the left could be made from an MDC car, with some work.
Steel upon Iron. Here are gobs of taconite pellets next to a finished product, steel rail. The rail is 132 lb.
RSD-15. It is a little dark, hoping to fix it. With the blue background, the red really stands out.
Alco RS-3 1604 is pictured here, in much better shape than its sister 1608.
GE U23C 2303 is in the old maroon paint looking a bit aged, while 2300 shows off the green paint, and 2301 shows off the red paint, which was more common to the Uboats.
GE U25C 2501 also has that bright red paint, which is even brighter on a sunny snow-covered day.
An excursion in August 1992 is shown here, next to some hard working freight.
11/21/99 : NEW PICTURES
CNW Power tied up at Eagle Mills, Aug 94.
Pellet Collector in the West Yard, July 94.
Top of the Ore Dock on a Foggy Morning, July 94.
Water tank on the Ore Dock, July 94.
A new dock chute in West Yard, July 97.
Remains of the Water Tank from Ore Dock in West Yard, July 97.
4 U Boats at east end of Eagle Mills, July 98.
Chutes on the Ore Dock, July 98.
Empire Mine Junction, June 96.
Burro in West Yard, June 96.
01/02/01 : More from Curtis. Caboose 1 in green taken 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. 1610 in original red/yellow taken 7/10/66 at Eagle Mills. 1853 taken 10/19/86 at Eagle Mills. 8549 taken 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. 25615 taken 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. 2500 taken 9/3/87 at West Yard. 2501 taken 8/25/82 at West Yard by Karl Henkels. 2601 taken 11/27/86 at West Yard.
01/01/01 : Happy New Year! Here are some more pictures from Curtis. Some are rescans. 2301 in red taken 9/7/86 at Eagle Mills. 2402 in red and 2402+ in red both taken 8/9/86 at West Yard. 2403 in maroon taken 8/24/86 at West Yard.
12/23/00 : More from Curtis. Gondola 1975, taken on 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. Chop nose RSD12 1801 in maroon, taken 11/30/86 at Eagle Mills. RSD12 1802 in maroon, taken by Mark Lynn on 10/8/78 at Eagle Mills. And RSD12 1852 taken on 11/1/87 at Eagle Mills.
12/19/00 : New stuff from Curtis Fortenberry. Car number 2014, a thrall door car. Taken 4/24/87, Eagle Mills. Flat car X6201, taken 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. Gondola 6757, taken 4/24/87 at Eagle Mills. Bright red alligator 2405, taken 8/23/86 at Marquette west yard.
A scan of LS&I RS-3 1610 by Curtis Fortenberry. Photo taken by Robert Anderson, at Marquette on May 11, 1963.
Here is 1803 taken at Eagle Mills on March 15, 1987 by Curt Fortenberry.
The 1001 taken by Karl Henkels in Marquette on 7/11/65. Scanned by Curt Fortenberry.
1003 in the original paint. Photo taken by Karl Henkels at Marquette on July 11, 1965. Scanned by Curtis Fortenberry.
GE U25C 2501 in brilliant red. Taken in the West yard September 3, 1987.
Alco RSD15 2402 also in brilliant red, against a mostly cloudless sky. Taken in West Yard August 9, 1986.
GE U23C 2301 with a nearly new red paint. Taken at Eagle Mills September 7, 1986.
Alco RSD12 1851 in the light green. This color is hard to photograph in bright sun. Good thing they switched to red. Taken at Eagle Mills November 1, 1987.
Alco RSD12 1803 in maroon. This color makes them
look like they belong in the ore business. Taken at Eagle Mills March 15, 1987.
04/05/01 : Some new pictures from Joe Seidl. These are wood sheathed cabooses. Very nice pictures, and it is nice to have the rolling stock featured too. My apologies to Joe for taking so long to put them on, but I have been pursuing and have accepted a new job in Arizona! The website will remain, although the host site may change in the coming year. Keep sending those pictures! Here are cabooses No. 5, No. 16, No. 19, and No. 21.
02/08/01 : More from Joe, these are pictures of RSD12s in ex-B&O blue with LASCO lettering. Here are 2007 at Marquette on 3 Sep 72 (later renumbered 1800, then 1850), 2010 at Marquette on 28 Sep 73, and 2016 at Eagle Mills on 3 Sep 72.
02/08/01 : From Joe Seidl. Pictures of RSD12s in LS&I maroon. Here are 1800 (taken 6 May 76 in Marquette), 1805 (taken 9 May 76 at Eagle Mills), 1806 (taken 3 Oct 77 at Eagle Mills), and 1807 (taken 28 Jun 75 at Eagle Mills). Hard to believe they were once this color! Sure get dusty in a hurry. They were renumbered to 1850-1853 later on.
Here is U23C 2300 in green paint, taken at Eagle Mills, July 25, 1990. And also U23C 2301 in red paint, taken at Eagle Mills, April 7, 1988.
A series on Alco RSD12s, taken by Joe. Here is 1801 and 1802. Both taken at Eagle Mills, 3 Sep 1972 and Jan 1968, respectively. 1801 shows a chop nose and maroon paint, and 1802 shows the as delivered red/yellow. 1803 in May 1976 and 1804 in September 1967, both at Eagle Mills.
A series on Alco RSD15s, all taken by Joe. 2405 at Eagle Mills on September 18, 1989. 2404 at Eagle Mills on October 25, 1989. 2403 at Eagle Mills on October 3, 1977. 2402 at Eagle Mills on June 4, 1988. 2401 at Eagle Mills on April 7, 1988. 2400 in bright red. This was taken at Eagle Mills on September 18, 1989.
2500 and 2501 in the as delivered yellow scheme at Marquette in September 1967.
the original paint. Photo taken by J. M. Seidl at Eagle Mills in
September 1967. Scanned by Curtis Fortenberry.
U30C 3014. Ed's pictures are far better than the version here shows. There is some trick to that scanner...
U30C 3009 in the new paint. The scanner did not do a very good job and I tried to lighten them up, but they look a bit washed out. Also C30-7 3072 and C30-7 3074 in the new paint.
paint scheme on 3003 and 3009. Also both ends of the display at
Presque Isle, the front and
the back. The first one is a little dark, I will try to fix it.
11/28/02 : Happy Thanksgiving! Kevin Musser sent two photos from long ago. The first is an aerial view of Marquette in 1938.
02/13/01 : From Kevin Musser. A picture taken by Edgar T. Meade (in June 1952 issue of Trains and Travel) of an LS&I mixed train. The caption states, "The marker lamps of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming's daily-except-Sunday mixed train between Princeton and Munising on the Michigan peninsula are carried on this express-coach combine - an open-platform and wooden twelve-wheeler possessed of beautiful stained-glass windows." Sounds like a good ride. I would like to know what people did in Princeton and why they went to Munising!
Marquette & Huron Mountain Train leaving the station. Kevin has some pictures by Ted Ellis here. They include an LS&I 2-8-0, a M&HM 2-8-0 and an LS&I RS-1.
M&HM Station and two Coaches.
Thanks to Kevin Musser for starting the
Marquette & Huron Mountain collection. Here is a picture of
No. 29 (or is it 23?). More to come.
2/8/03 : Jim Meyland sent a followup picture of old LS&I steam. Here is Grand Canyon Railroad No. 18 and 29 in a double header.
11/23/01 : More from James Meyland. Here is the before (circa 1920) and after (circa 2001) pictures of the LS&I Munising depot. Jim also found good pictures at the new and improved Marquette Library and a store called Views of the Past, in downtown Marquette.
09/20/01 : New stuff from James Meyland. First is an article about a derailment. And also an article about ex-U23C 2301 on the Wisconsin & Michigan.
J. Meyland provided this list of LS&I steam power from steampower.com.
Hand measured and drawn by James himself. Its Caboose No. 7, scale is shown on the drawing. It was parked in Munising during the late fifties and was drawn in 1959.
Picture of LS&I 23 in 1967. Owned by the M&HM at this time.
Pictures of LS&I 24 at the Green Bay
museum. Two pictures, two o'clock and
3/16/03 : One more from Mike Ellis, of the Shops. I also fixed the photos from yesterday, to make them appear larger.
3/15/03 : Mike Ellis sent pictures of his model railroad. Here is 2500 in the original yellow. And a couple of U30Cs pulling over the scales. And a full West Yard.
1/20/03 : Mike Ellis sent a picture of his LS&I power for his HO layout. These are U30Cs in the ex-BN scheme.
12/7/00 : Seventh and last of the Mike Ellis trip. Took a while to get them on, as I have been busy lately, hope you enjoyed them. One of the many service vehicles. Some sort of locomotive or rolling stock service building. A rather large pile of tie plates, a scrap recycler's dream! Going behind the Eagle Mills property, I spotted the weed sprayer mentioned earlier between two 40 foot steel gondolas. Here is the remaining "blackie" ore car left on the property. This is the style that Roundhouse is offering in HO scale. You will have to add the extension. It is ironic that Roundhouse is offering this style, where as the L.S. & I. has stopped using them. Walthers has discontinued their style, whereas the L.S. & I. has alot of them in use. (See picture from West Yard area) An 8000 series black ore car. Might these be the "newer blackies"? The scales in action! I was lucky enough to be on site, while the "Hill Job" was heading back to West Yard. Here is another shot of the loaded ore train passing over the scales. The train was moving at walking speed. I can still hear the creak and groan from the weighted down cars!!! A view looking south towards Eagle Mills. Note the unused Wisconsin Central tracks swinging off towards the right. Note, small white sign left of center, indicates 10 cars from the scales. A view of the shack next to the scales. You can see the old car scanner units on each side of the tracks, now unused. Looking north at the scales. Note all of the spilled ore pellets laying on the ground.
12/3/00 : Sixth. One of the many outbuildings on the Eagle Mills property. Maybe someone has information on each building. Storage shed of some sorts. A bad order tag affixed to the side of an ore car which was waiting among a long string of cars. Here is the long string of bad order cars with some sort of defect. The L.S. & I. has more than enough cars, and these ones will not be missed! Tag attached to the side of each car, showing dimensions of some type. Can someone decipher what these numbers and abbreviations mean? Looking back towards the west side of the shops. Another service outbuilding. Anyone care for a hand car? I spotted these in a heap on the property.
12/2/00 : Fifth. Inside the shops, over on the locomotive area. Here U30-C 3052 was being "lightly serviced". A set of driving trucks off of one of the units. Looking over the entire shop area. Fork lift in foreground was used to move #3052! A truck lathe amongst the assorted pieces of machinery on the floor. Over on the car side of the shops. Not much going on over here. Looking in the other direction towards the outside doors. Back outside, these are the two sand hoppers next to the sand tower. Here is the sand and fuel tower used by all L.S. & I. motive power.
11/29/00 : Fourth. I forgot to mention Mike graciously provided the text. Looking west back toward the shops. Going thru the idling row of locomotives, here is the very first General Electric U30-C the L.S. & I. purchased. Keeping with tradition, the road numbers came from the horsepower ratings. U30-C #3003 in newer L.S. & I. paint. They also put the road number back in the "old" spot. U30-C #3006 looking like it has seen better days. Note the two tone colors! AAhh! The rumble of engines and the smell of that diesel exhaust. Here is U30-C 3005. C30-7 #3072 finishes up the string of idling locomotives. 1 of the 100 plus ore cars that was purchased from the Long Island Railroad. Each of these cars needs to be shortened to fit on the ore dock. The plan is to put out 2 per day. Not sure about paint or road numbers. More of the L.I.R.R. ore cars. Check out the graffiti!
11/21/00 : Third installment from Mike. 1 of several scale test cars that appear from time to time in the ore trains. 1 of many #8500 series "wine type" door ore cars. Note interesting color, which makes them stand out in an ore train. On east end of shops, two rows of L.S. & I. diesel power. Scrapped units on right. Units on left were idling. Locomotive shops are first three big doors. Car shops are the farthest away, by the pickup. Let's go thru the scrapped row. Not shown in this picture series, are U30-C #3001 & 3002. Here is #3050 missing headlights. Note the Burlington Northern logo showing thru. U30-C #3007 with smashed cab. Not sure what happened. (hit a pocket at mine - DBP) All locomotives were missing their middle set of drivers. Ex-Detroit Edison U30-C #3014. Old coal gondola from the steam days. Was used to power the old steam weed sprayer. Ex-Detoit Edison U30-C #3016 complete with green panel and boarded up windows!
More of Mike Ells' trip to the LS&I. 1 of 10 ballast ore cars on siding. Example of #9000 series steel ore car with 1 foot extension to bring loaded capacity up to 90 tons. The car that Walthers used to offer in HO scale. Old Marquette & Huron Mountain depot just east of West Yard. This was the beginning and the end of the short lived excursion railroad that ran up to Big Bay. 50 foot steel box car, now used for storage. Not totally unlike the type that Kadee Products offers in HO Scale. Looking east towards the yard tower, watching the "Yard Job" shuffle cars back and forth. The unused yard tower. Crane & two 40 foot flat cars on siding. Note parking meter in front of stop. A close up shot of L.S. & I. car lettering. The repair box of same car. Was last serviced in January 1999. (Re; 1-99) Note build date June, 1937. A close up of the couplers and air hoses between C30-7 #3071 & #3009. The approach up to the ore dock. To the left is the car storage area. To the right is the location of the old roundhouse. Interesting scene here! It is also noted that if a car is accidentally damaged while being loaded at the mines, CCI will purchase that car from the L.S. & I.
Mike Ellis just finished a railfan trip to the LS&I. Mike is the Grandson of a former LS&I employee who worked for the LS&I for 47 years. He lives in Lower Michigan and returns to the UP to visit family and the LS&I. He is modeling the LS&I in HO scale in his basement. He has submitted alot of pictures, so I am going to make the descriptions small. Plaque outside L.S. & I. offices, downtown Marquette. Inside the entrance, L.S.& I. offices. A bit uphill of Morgan Creek trestle. The "Hill Job" returning to Eagle Mills from West Yard, with a long string of empties. U30C #3011 on the lead of the "Hill Job". Got a friendly wave from the engineer. 117 cars later, here is the ETD. Down in West Yard, old Consolidation 2-8-0 #21 awaiting it's fate. Looking west, track cleaner on left. On the right, car derailer at the end of a string of steel hoppers. 1 of 20 50 foot steel hoppers the L.S. & I. uses for various purposes. Old unused car scale and shack. 1 of many 40 foot fixed end gondolas looking well used and weathered from the Upper Peninsula's harsh winters. 6000 series road number.
3011 and 3071, taken in West Yard.
3002 and 3004. These are very useful for catching that unique appearance of the dual green color scheme.
Engine 21 looking just a little decrepit. Some newer power too, here is 3001.
Here is a picture of an ore car
taken in West Yard.
Thanks to J. Meyland, B. Nicholson, and A. Inserra for this
study of 1604 over time. According to Jim, this Alco RS-3 was built in
September 1950 with the serial number of 78301. Starting as
No. 1504, it was later numbered
1604 (photo by Brian, Munising, 1979) and spent
most of its service with the LS&I on the line between Little Lake and Munising.
After regular scheduled service to Munising was discontinued
in about 1979, 1604 was stationed in Munising to service the
Kimberly-Clark paper mill there. It was moved from Munising to Eagle Mills on 4
August 1989, the same day as the Munising line was sold to Wisconsin
Central. It was retired and sold September 1989 to Clint Jones, and stored at
Eagle Mills. Used on short-lived Wisconsin & Michigan, then stored in
Mellon, Wisconsin. Minnesota Commercial bought 1604
(photo by Andy, Nov. 1998, Midaway Station) in 1998. Unit 1604 then
awaited refurbishment (photo by Andy, Dec. 1998)
and conversion to a B Unit in 1999. It was then repainted and renumbered as
MNNR 1B (photo by Andy, Nov. 1999, Midway Roundhouse).
9/24/02 : Tom caught 3003 on the bridge over US-41.
9/10/02 : Tom contributed this shot of 7-Dock C30-7 3071 and a U30C on the dock over the ship Kaye E. Barker. Tom also reported some news (from 7/10/02), "WC had a minor derailment recently at Partridge, 2 Ore Hoppers jumped the tracks, dragged wheels for maybe a mile or two, then caught the switch at Partridge and tipped. There has been some LS&I track work, most recently, however, they are running the rail grinder and track cleaner, and have a few maintenance crews looking at the power switches, there were problems with one at Palmerline and Eagle Mills Yard.
8/11/02 : Another good one from Tom! Here is 3009 approaching Buffalo Crossing fully loaded, the 3-Tilden. I have some more from Tom, but is taking me a while with the busy summer.
5/30/02 : Another great picture from Tom Carello. Here is 3011 and 3074 (the 3 Hill) crossing 3 lakes in Forestville.
5/7/02 : More great pictures from Tom. First is the 3 Dock/Hill moving onto the Dead River Trestle. Next is the 7 Tilden at Palmerline Junction. He also reports some news. The LS&I currently has 5 job runs daily, the Hill, Dock, Yard, and Tilden are 3 full shifts 7am, 3pm, and 11pm, and the Weigher job is always run at 7am till completion, which usually wraps up at 2 or 3pm. Sometimes at the dock end the hill job also does the dock work, if the day isn't as busy. The WC/CN is usually wrapped up in MQT county around 6pm with SORE1 leaving and LO-40 tieing up at Ishpeming. SORE2 generally shows up after good daylight.
5/6/02 : Tom Carello sent the current operating road numbers based on his photography work. In the new paint (LS&I logo under cab window and large road number on each side) are C30-7s 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, and U30Cs 3003 and 3009. In the ex-BN paint are U30Cs 3000, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3008, 3010, 3011, 3051, 3052, and 3053. Supposedly on the scrap heap are U30C 3001, 3007, and 3050.
4/30/02 : Here are some new pictures from Tom Carello. First one is 3073 from the front coming through Empire Jct. And next is 3003, working around WC 3012 (LO-40) at Partridge Jct. Tom says both are called "7 Weigher". Both are good pictures. Tom Carello took some fantastic snow photos! First is 3005 approaching Eagle Mills Jct in heavy snow. Next is 3004 from a distance approaching Forestville crossing.
10/27/01 : I have lots of stuff to post but no time. I will catch up for sure during the holiday season. For now, here is a couple pictures from Tom Carello. First up is a fall scene for the LS&I 7 Tilden coming through Eagle Mills junction toward Eagle Mills on Oct 19th. The second is WC L040 coming to Buffalo Road crossing just after Eagle Mills junction.
09/04/01 : Some new stuff from Tom Carello. Here are two pictures of an LS&I passenger train pulled by 3003. First the left and then the right.
05/12/01 : Here are some new pictures from Tom. First up is a picture of the Great Lakes Trader taking on a load from the dock. Next is the LS&I passing through Eagle Mills JCT as a WC 2552 (with detached cars) waits to take the LS&I line to Queens to pickup the empty BN Hoppers. Last is 3071 at Partridge Siding. Here is a picture of the 3 bay hoppers although it is a bit dark.
Tom Carello sent this picture of 2303
resting on its laurels!
01/06/01 : From Phyllis Carlson. She wrote me and asked about a picture
she has of LS&I No. 6. She found out some more
about it, and Robert Oom also helped. It was built by the Pittsburgh
Locomotive works in 1896 numbered 1620. It had 50" drivers and
weighed 142,000 lbs. Interestingly, this locomotive was rented out to the
Grand Rapids & Indiana in 1898 and 1899. It was renumbered to #8 in 1909
and sold to the Cleveland Cliffs Inc. Land Company in 1934.
2/17/02 : Mike Booth sent some pictures of his layout. I have included some here. He has a very good digital camera and a great BIG layout. The dock is certainly impressive. Click for pictures one, two, three, and four.
01/27/01 : Just in time for the big game, less filling and look great!
I have shrunk the size of the Mike Booth photos to a range of 50K to 150K.
So the download time won't be too bad. Some of these were in the previous
news note that I have deleted. First is a picture of the
dock and approach with some of the rest of
the layout visible. Second, the dock from the approach
side, including some of the railroads management! And now a
close-up of said management. Let's see,
no tools, no throttles, no routing cards, yep, must be management!
Next, some large bridges. And the next four
are various angles of the large ore dock. The dock in
evening. The dock from an
ore freighter's view. The dock from a
bird's eye view. And from a view from the
power plant. Mike is in the background,
hopefully not to scale!
02/04/01 : From Bart Reemeyer. The Garibaldi
car, now owned by the PGE. He is looking up its heritage, and so far
believes it was owned by the LS&I, sold to the DSS&A, then the PGE got
it. Robert Oom thinks it may have been built for the Munising Railroad
coach #64. Anybody have some more info?
10/18/03 : Here is ex-LS&I 33 being moved from Nelsonville, Ohio to Coshocton, Ohio. It was sold by Hocking Valley Scenic to the Ohio Central Railroad, where it is expected to be restored. Thanks to Greg Schultz for the picture and news.
02/05/01 : From Greg Schultz, pictures of LS&I #33 today. Here is
the Front, the Right, and the
Front again, going strong. And here is
Hocking Valley #1. The pictures are not large
in bytes but will display large on your screen.
02/12/01 : Bart Damons has a
picture album of ex-LS&I RSD12s. Its obvious where they got the parts
to keep the others running! Bart follows the West Tennesee Railroad, which
is where they are now.
2/5/02 : Here are some pictures from Pete Schierloh. These are photos of
ex-LS&I diesels, some of which are destined for scrap unless someone can save
them. If you have an interest, let me know and I can get Pete to tell you
more. First is 1803 which still had it's crankcase
and generator, but most of the upper works of the engine was gone. It was
also missing one axle in the rear truck. 1850 had
an intact engine, but no generator, compressor, or radiator.
1851 still had most of its engine intact but it had
no trucks. 1854 is basically a gutted frame.
1852 and 1853 are the
operational locomotives. Both locomotives are currently stored with a third
Alco (WTRR 2054, not of LSI decent) along the mainline in Trenton, TN, just
opposite the location of all the parts engines. Both engines are in West
Tennessee paint but they retain their LSI numbers. They even went to the
trouble of covering the stacks from the weather. And I saw the 1853 running
about a year ago - Pete.
5/5/04 : Skip sent updates. These company houses look great! And here is an updated picture of the dock, boat, and old pier. This also looks great.
4/26/04 : Skip Christensen sent these photos of his ore boat some time ago, sorry for the delay Paul! First is the front view, off the port side. Second is the stern from the port side. It looks very good. Here are some details from Paul: Boat hull is poplar - about 3.5 feet long by 3.5 inches wide. Curved parts are made of 1/16 aviation plywood as you can bend it quite easily. Flat surfaces are 1/8 basswood. Wheels for deck lift were taken from a hot wheel car. Styrene rods are the railings back aft. On the main deck I clipped model RR nails and used black thread. I followed a print of a couple boats, photos taken off various internet sites and memory.
3/30/03 : Paul Christensen sent some excellent photos of his model layout. Here is one of a mobile home that Paul wasn't happy with, so it had an "accident"! And here is one of his mine with some good details around it.
1/7/03 : Skip Christensen is building a model railroad
from his memories growing up in Marquette. He is concentrating on the lower
harbor and one of the mines. Here is his ore dock
with ore boat. He also replicated the approach over Front Street and the
NMU sign. Here is the Mather mine. He is also
modeling various pieces of the waterfront around the dock and the mines.
1/29/03 : Ken Graczyk sent a picture of Grand Canyon Railroad
No. 20. This is an ex-LS&I 2-8-0. Ken says that
Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad purchased Grand Canyon Railroad No. 19,
which also used to be LS&I 2-8-0. Ken would appreciate any photos of this
2/17/03 : Robert Lucas sent this photo of an
AC&Y Gondola. My apologies to Robert, he had wanted to
ask for some information. Here is his email. I have documents showing the
L&SI acquired twelve 40'drop-bottom gondolas in
August 1935 from the AC&Y (Akron, Canton & Youngstown). Is there a LS&I
historian who may know more on these cars on the L&SI? They were the AC&Y
1000-series gons - sold through J. L. Ortner of Railway Accessories Co.,
Cincinnati, OH to the L&SI c/o W.A. Urich, Storekeeper - LS&I - Doty, MI.
Realize it's way back, but any information is appreciated. The original 50
gons were built by ACF at their Detroit facility in 1912.
The cars sold to LS&I were rebuilt by the Canton Car Company in 1926-27.
They may have lost their drop bottom doors when rebuilt, but the overall
appearance was the same. The complete story is covered in our next ACYHS
3/20/03 : Rob Pfieffer sent this photo of his excellent rendition of the lower harbor. It models the cola unloading crane that was present into the 1960's. The Soo Line ore dock is in the background.
2/26/03 : Robert Pfeiffer sent this picture of the harbor on his N Scale
Trans Michigan Railroad. Here is Robert's email,
Its based on the LS&I but I call it the Trans Michigan Railroad as its a
freelance line which assumes LS&I, M&LS, and AA merged (and built west)
to form a bridge line connecting BN & DWP with eastern roads. This pic
shows my representation of Marquette's lower harbor circa 1972. Model by
Rob Pfeiffer, photo by Bob Gallegos.
Ore cars and locos. Several pictures including ore cars, RSD15, U23C, and others.
Cybertours. Robert Oom
took a tour of the LS&I and Kevin Musser has it recorded on his site.
Look for the cybertour menu item to take you there.