L549 had two GEs and 52 cars from the Iron Range, including 6 pickups from the LS&I, 28 Eagle Mine loads, three lumber and 4 or 5 woodchip loads from KI Sawyer, and the balance from L'Anse. No pulpwood.
L552 to Quinnesec, which we were also chasing so you passed us at some point - had a GE leading an SD70M-2 and a healthy train loaded down as usual with plenty of boxes and pulpwood with a few tanks mixed in.
U745 has the same power as L549 of course, with 3 Bentonite Clay loads and 45 empty hoppers for the LS&I. They picked up 45 loads at Partridge and setoff back for Escanaba as the sun was setting behind the approaching clouds.
Meanwhile the LS&I had at least a 7 Tilden, 7 Weighter, 3 Tilden and 3 Yard-Hill. Both Tilden jobs had the U30Cs Nos. 3000 and 3009, whilst the Weighter and Yard-Hill had CEFX Bluebirds. The Yard-Hill brought up a cut from the Tilden Mine and then departed for Marquette as the U745 arrived at Eagle Mills.
Not much changed in the three months we were away, but as always they did not disappoint! Definitely over the last year have learned that the Upper Peninsula Railroad Scene is grossly under appreciated and shockingly easy to railfan once you know the flow.