A two DVD set that covers the LS&I’s unique operations:
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Volume 1 Mine Trains
See LS&I mine trains as they travel the rail line from the Eagle Mills Yard to the Tilden mine and iron ore pellet plant. This rustic rail line includes scenic rock cuts, steep grades, ore pits a short mine tunnel, and beautiful fall colors. The action includes both LS&I ore trains and freights featuring an interesting combination of trackside runbys and cab rides. You also get a tour of the Tilden mine and processing plant. The LS&I powers their trains with a fascinating roster of GE locomotives including models U30C & C30-7’s. Plus we’ll have a brief look at the connecting railroads of the Wisconsin Central and the Chicago & Northwestern.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Volume 2 Hill & Dock
Here are LS&I iron ore pellet trains moving across the world famous Marquette Iron Range. See LS&I ore trains traveling between Eagle Mills and West Yard and then onto the Marquette ore dock. Fall colors are featured on this rustic rail line which includes steep grades, rock cuts, rivers, lakes, and huge trestles. LS&I ore trains are featured with an interesting combination of both trackside runbys and cab rides. In Marquette you also see the massive LS&I ore dock in operation with up close ore car dumping and chute loading of iron ore pellets into Lake Superior ore boats. The LS&I powers their trains with an exciting fleet of GE locomotives including models U30C’s and C30-7’s. Plus a brief look back to the late 1980’s when LS&I ore trains were still powered by elderly GE’s and Alco’s.