489: LS&I C30-7s at Work

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489: LS&I C30-7s at Work

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Ep. 489: Lake Superior & Ishpeming GE C30-7s at Work

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
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Consist:
- LS&I 3073 [C30-7]
- LS&I 3074 [C30-7]
- 61 cars [Loaded Ore Jennies]
Location/Time:
- 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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Re: 489: LS&I C30-7s at Work

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Nice video although I enjoy when you narrate too :) .
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AARR wrote:Nice video although I enjoy when you narrate too :) .
Half Dozen shorties coming up on the Union Pacific Overland Route, then a huge 7-part Narrated Series taking you on a tour from Omaha to Ogden. So you'll get plenty of narration through that! :lol:

Which reminds me...I should get back to finalizing that script! :wink:
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Seems odd watching those short ore gennies with converted friction bearing trucks running into 2017 after being outlawed something like 20 years ago. But if you are in captive service you can run dang near anything you want. Wonder how many millions of miles are on those truck casting I would have to assume that the wheels have been replaced at least twice or more.
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