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 The Lake Superior and Ishpeming (LS&I) Railroad is owned by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company (CCI),  and is primarily an ore hauling railroad. Freight jobs are few, and include Ferrel Gas in Negaunee, ore hauls to the ore dock in Marquette, mining operations at Tilden and Empire Mines, and rare moves near the city of Ishpeming. 
 
Freight to the mines is a daily routine. Ore operations start at Eagle Mills with 3 shifts, at 0700, 1500 and 2300. The Hill Job will regulary make 2 runs/shifts from Eagle Mills to Marquette and back, in which they  bringing loads down the Hill.
 
The Tilden Job will bring empties from Eagle Mills to the Mine, and load up twice per shift.
 
The Yard Job brings both freight and empties to the mine, does all the "extra" freight work, and occasionally will run the Hill to Marquette as well.
 
The Weigher is just one shift, and will load cars at the Tilden Mine to exchange with the WC crews for Algoma Steel, as WC cannot go into the Tilden Mine, which meets with the Weigher and SORE 1 are usually at Partridge. The Dock Job is stationed in Marquette and switches West Yard and works the ore dock. Sometimes on slower days, they will run a 'double-job', meaning the Dock and the Hill will be done by one crew for that shift, the 'Dock/Hill'

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For the LS&I, the active and inactive roster is listed: U30C, #3000, 3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3050, 3051, 3052, and 3053.

For the C30-7, they are #3071, 3072, 3073, and 3074. 

Horsepower, Tractive Effort, Year Built, & Weight:

All of the LS&I's U-30-Cs and C-30-7s have 3,000 Horesepower, all weight 410,000 lbs., and all have a Tractive Effort of 100,000.

Engine #s 3000-3008 were built in 1974
Engine #s 3011 & 3051-3053 were built in 1974
Engine #s 3009-3010 were built in 1975
Engine #s 3071-3074 were built in 1977




All the information listed below this is from the LS&I Timetable No.11 and Special Instructions booklet Effective 12:01 AM April 1, 2003 (Eastern Time):



This is for the LS&I locations of Dual Control Switches, and Remote Control Switch Point Indicators:

LOCATION OF DUAL CONTROL SWITCHES

Old Pellet plant lead--east end Eagle Mills Yard(No. 10)

Old yard lead east end--Eagle Mills(No.8)

New yard lead east end--Eagle Mills..(No. 6)

REMOTE CONTROL SWITCH POINT INDICATORS

Empire Mine Siding ------------------------------Tilden JCT.

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Ore Subdivision
(Between Marquette and Tilden Mine)

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Mile Post Location
Siding Capacity
Stations
LS&I
55.20
Yard
Marquette
0.07
LS&I
55.27
-
Co. Rd. 550
9.33
LS&I
64.60
-
Co. Rd. 492
0.70
LS&I
65.30
Yard
Eagle Mills
0.57
LS&I
Q65.87
-
Hwy. M-35 (South)
1.63

LS&I
Q67.50

49

Queens
0.63

LS&I
Q68.13

-

Eagle Mills JCT.
0.53

LS&I
Q68.63

-

Palmer Line JCT.
0.42

LS&I
Q69.05

-

Empire JCT.
1.73

LS&I
Q70.78

Yard

Empire Mine Siding
0.55

LS&I
Q71.23

-

Tilden JCT.
1.67

LS&I
Q73.00

Yard

Tilden Mine

Republic Subdivision
(Between Eagle Mills JCT. and Republic Mine)

Mile Post Location
Siding Capacity
Stations
65.30
Yard
Eagle Mills JCT.
1.45
CN
164.50
-
West Wye
2.10
LS&I
69.52
CN
166.60
-
LS&I JCT.
3.46
LS&I
73.10
CN
170.06
Yard
Ishpeming
0.36
LS&I
73.60
CN
170.42
-
Landing JCT.
6.49

LS&I
80.00

-

Viking Spur
5.65

LS&I
85.65

-

Humboldt JCT.
1.82

LS&I
87.47

146

Humboldt
6.86

LS&I
94.33

Yard

Republic Mine

Frequently Used Sidings and Spurs
Lengths and Ore Car Capacity
Usable Length

Location
Name of Track
Track Feet

Ore Car Capacity

Harris Yard
Ferrell Gas
798

32

Ishpeming Yard
Track #5
2278

91

Ishpeming Yard
Track #6
2345

94

Ishpeming Yard
Siding
5536

221

Tilden Mine
Siding
3418

137

Empire Mine

Siding

3337

133

Queens

Queens Siding

1223

49

Recent LS&I News
Updated: 6/8/10
 
 
June 8th- LS&I has aquired new units. No longer updating news.