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'
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):
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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