Eagle Mills, Mich - 05 Nov 2016
GE C30-7s Nos. 3073 and 3074 have far outlived the vast majority of their brethren, continuing to haul iron ore for the legendary Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The LS&I has long been a road of ALCO and GE power, however in recent years the railroad has largely retired their older GEs in favor of modern AC44CWs leased from CEFX. While these units hold down most jobs on the railroad, there's still room for work for the four older GEs.
This pair of C30-7s, along with an equally aged pair of U30Cs are still familiar sights on this iron ore shorthauler, at least for now.
On this day, we capture the C30-7s working as the 7am Tilden Mine Job, hauling 61 ore jennies from the mine to Eagle Mills. The first scene is at Empire Junction, and the second spot is the M35 crossing at Eagle Mills West.
LS&I 7 Tilden
- LS&I 3073 [C30-7]
- LS&I 3074 [C30-7]
- 61 cars [Loaded Ore Jennies]
- LS&I RR, Negaunee, MI, New Buffalo Rd xing, on 11-5-16 at 10:11 EDT
- Eagle Mills West/M35 xing, at 10:25
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