Marquette County Happenings week of October 13th

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Marquette County Happenings week of October 13th

Unread postby CAT345C » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 pm

Been a while since I have posted a whole lot of anything.. Here are a few shots of the CN running around the Marquette Range this week.

On the 15th I was out checking the woods and progress on the new pipeline and caught L549 headed north to Partridge to meet L539. Here they are Northbound at Goose Lake Inlet with a decent sized train.
ImageL549 heading to Partridge by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

I waited for their return trip hoping the lake would stay calm but I was quickly foiled by the rain. Here they are coming back with one of the SD60s leading that has just about lived on Gladstone jobs the last 3 months.
ImageL549 at Goose Lake by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

After they passed I wasnt able to get out ahead of them until I reach Rock about halfway between Partridge siding and Escanaba. A lot less color down in rock compared to the Marquette Area.
ImageL549 near Rock by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

Today I ventured out again and manged to catch the Mineral Range in Ishpeming and Humbolt. Here they are pulling up to the M95 crossing in Humbolt with over 40 empty gondolas for the Humbolt Mill.
ImageMineral Range by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

While the MR was switching the mill at Humbolt I went further west to the Huron Mountains to catch the L539 L'Anse job headed back to Ishpeming. After a short wait and an adventure down a two track I was rewarded with a pair of SD70M-2s leading about 20 empty gons, coal cars and wood chip hoppers that are used to haul scrap railroad ties.
Just north of US41/M28 overpass.
ImageApproaching Nestoria by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

Again leaning into the curve at Three Lakes
ImageLeaning into Three Lakes by Mike Tabone, on Flickr

And one last time along the Spur River near Michigamme
ImageReflections by Mike Tabone, on Flickr
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Re: Marquette County Happenings week of October 13th

Unread postby AARR » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:56 am

Thank you for posting CAT. I like all the locals you documented.
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Re: Marquette County Happenings week of October 13th

Unread postby DaveO » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:16 am

Nice colors. I like how the train cars are blocked for the pick-ups and set outs.
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