Lake Superior & Ishpeming

Lake Superior & Ishpeming

Postby Marquette » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:20 pm

Okay, this is a bit different... this is a railway that I really like, though I likely won't ever model it, what with my late-1940s Pere Marquette/C&O project and the newly-developing late 1960s Milwaukee/NP project. So, I thought I'd make a little post here with a bit of info about it, maybe it'll catch the fancy of someone who's looking for a prototype to model!

The LS&I a very interesting ore-hauling road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And, with the latest developments in TT, modelling the LS&I is *very* possible! Check out their locomotive roster:

1604-1607 RS-3
2300-2304 U23C
3000-3011 U30C (ex-BN)
3050-3053 U30C (ex-BN)

There's also some RSD-12s, RSD-15s, U25Cs and C30-7s, but just the above-listed three types would make for a good motive power park.

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RS-3 1604 in 1974

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RS-3 1604 in 1987

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RS-3 1605 in late 1970s

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RS-3 1605 in 1960

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U23C 2300 in 1973

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U23C 2300 in 1979

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U23C 2301 in 1989

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U30C 3000 in 1989

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U30C 3004 in 2002

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U30C 3009 in 2002

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LS&I 1 in 1989 - covered hopper for sand

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LS&I 2 in 1989 - covered hopper for sand

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Caboose 2 in 1989

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Caboose 3 in 2000

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Caboose 3 in 1986

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Caboose 13 in 1986

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Caboose 16 in 1980 - yellow body, red lettering

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Caboose 17 in 1966

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LSI 20 in 1989 - ballast car

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LS&I 1809 in 1989 - ore jenny

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LS&I 2224 in 1969 - 1937 AAR boxcar, matches the Gold Coast kit; I have decals made and ready to go for a slightly different lettering version of these cars.

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LS&I 2552 in 1989 - PS-1 boxcar

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LS&I 2706 in 1987

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LS&I 6708 in 1989 - in MoW service

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LS&I 7014 in 1983 - ore jenny

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LS&I 8049 in 1989 - ore jenny

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LS&I 8533 in 1973 - in New Orleans!

The ore dock in Marquette, Michigan, in 2000:
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Here's a few good LS&I websites:

http://www.pasty.com/copperrange/lsi.htm
http://www.i2k.com/~dpierce/LSI/
http://www.railroadmichigan.com/lakesup ... eming.html
http://www.michiganrailroads.com/MichRR ... mePage.htm
http://homepage.mac.com/xeonitedog/lsirr.html
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