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Date: 04/14/18 07:52
U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

I finally made a trip up the Upper Peninsula this week. The main goal was the Lake Superior and Ishpeming. We started the day on Wednesday around 9am and had heard on the radio that the 7 am Tilden and 7 am Hill/Yard were already in Tilden. So we sat at Tilden Junction and waited. About an hour later we heard the chugging of GE's coming around the corner. LSI U30C's #3000 and #3009 were in charge of 60 loads going back to Eagle Mills. We would chase them to Eagle Mills and get them at the crossing before entering the yard. The 7 Hill/Yard was right behind with a pair of CEFX AC4400CW's. Both trains would cut away and run together light power back to Tilden. It takes roughly 90 minutes to load. We set up at Eagle Mills Junction and shot them coming back with the 3000 leading again. They arrived back in the yard around 2:00 p.m. The 3 p.m. Tilden Job would take them back Tilden and start the process all over again. We would chase them south to a crossing just south of Eagle Mills Junction and wait for the northbound return and chase them back. It is a very easy line to chase as speeds are 10 m.p.h.








Date: 04/14/18 07:54
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 07:55
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

Up by the dock there is a LSI U28C on display

On the way back from the dock we heard the Dock Job get permission in the yard with a pair of AC4400CW's

The U30's heading back to Eagle Mills with another load








Date: 04/14/18 07:56
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

3000 leading north

They would turn the power and the 3000 led again heading south

Nearing the junction we shot it from the overpass








Date: 04/14/18 07:57
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

Eagle Mills Junction








Date: 04/14/18 07:58
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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3009 finally leading back north








Date: 04/14/18 07:59
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

2 of the 4 dead U30C's in the yard

An Erie Mining C420 at the CN yard in Ishpeming








Date: 04/14/18 08:06
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

On Thursday we started at 7am in hopes of seeing the C30-7's. We heard the 7 Tilden call the operator and announce they had the 3073 and 3074. It was the same routine as the day before only this day we had lots and lots of snow. We started at the east end and watched them come out and head back to the west end. At about 8 the Hill/Yard job called and got permission to leave. The 7 Tilden would be right behind. We chased them down to a crossing just south of Eagle Mills Junction. About an hour after they passed we heard a horn in the distance and knew it wasn't LSI. To our surprise it was the S&A heritage unit leading a CN local towards Ishpeming. After they cleared the Hill/Yard job with the AC44 pair showed up with the 7 Tilden shortly behind. Enjoy!!








Date: 04/14/18 08:07
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 08:08
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 08:09
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 08:10
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 08:11
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 04/14/18 08:35
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: stlrailfan

Great set of shots must be nice to be able to foam all the time
Mark



Date: 04/14/18 08:39
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: gcm

Excellent series of pictures!
I really enjoyed these - thanks.
Gary



Date: 04/14/18 10:30
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: icancmp193

You had a couple great days on the LS&I! I'd like to get back to the UP again. Did not make it to Marquette last trip.

TJY



Date: 04/14/18 11:26
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: RDG630

Thanks for sharing, great photos

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Date: 04/14/18 11:29
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: SCL1517

Excellent! Thanks for sharing this. A thought--I'd reckon there are more six axle Century/M Series running in the U.S. than six axle U boats/Dash 7's. Hmm. But Alco sucked so badly that they had to shut down, eh?



Date: 04/14/18 12:13
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: refarkas

Amazing set of photos. Thanks for taking us with you via these images.
Bob



Date: 04/14/18 14:07
Re: U30C's and C30-7's Still Going Strong On The LS&I
Author: Railfan2

great sets of photos



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