Escanaba & Lake Superior
Incorporated Nov. 17, 1898. 

The E&LS operates freight service from Wells, MI  to Ontonagon, MI, and from Republic, MI to Green Bay, WI,

with the two lines crossing at Channing, MI. They currently operate a freight car repair and paint facility at Wells.

 

    

Baldwin VO-1000 100

 

                   

Baldwin DS4-4-660 101

 

         

Baldwin DS4-4-660  102

 

           

  

Baldwin DS4-4-1000  201

 

              

Baldwin DS4-4-1000  202

 

        

           

      

Baldwin S12  204

 

           

Baldwin RS-12 207 (7908)

 

           

Baldwin RS-12  209

 

  

Baldwin RS-12  210

 

    

Baldwin RS-12  211

 

         

Baldwin RS-12  212

 

        

        

Baldwin RS-12  213

 

  

Baldwin RS-12  214

 

        

         

Baldwin RS-12  300 (215)

 

           

        

 

 

Baldwin RF16 "Sharks"  1205 & 1216

 

      

EMD GP38 400

 

      

EMD GP38 401

 

  

EMD GP38 402

 

  

EMD SD40-2 500

 

  

EMD FP7A 600

 

  

EMD SW8 1200   

 

 

EMD SW8 1201  

 

  

EMD SD9 1220

 

     

EMD SD9 1221

 

         

EMD SD9 1222

 

     

EMD SD9 1223

 

   

EMD SD9 1224

 

   

EMD F7A 106, 901 & F7B 102B   Green Bay, WI   5/23/03   National Railroad Museum  

 

 

Rolling Stock

        

Snowplow  

 

  

Fuel car  

 

  

ex LS&I Caboose  

 

  

Caboose  

 

  

ex Via cars   Escanaba, MI   7/8/05

 

1366   French Lick IN   Indiana Railway Museum

 

  

Wells, MI   8/31/02

 

  

Soo Line 120   Escanaba, MI   7/8/05

 

     

2943   ex GBW

 

  

2920   ex GBW

 

  

Turner  (previously used as a school)

 

  

Russell snowplow      National Railroad Museum

 

  

Western Star Truck   Escanaba, MI   7/8/05

 

Facilities

  

Wells Roundhouse and Office

 

     

Channing Depot 

 

  

Escanaba Car Repair Shop   7/8/05

 

  

Channing  Shop   8/31/02

 

 

Model

Number

S/N

build date

former road

status / disposition

notes

VO-1000

100

72227

6/46

purchased new

unk

 

DS4-4-660

101

73367

11/47

purchased new

out of service

 

DS4-4-660

102

75700

8/52

purchased new

out of service

 

DS4-4-1000

201

73956

8/48

US Army L-4;

Calumet & Hecla 201

out of service

 

DS4-4-1000

202

73957

8/48

Calumet & Hecla 202

 retired/out of service  8/07

 

S-12

204

74777

 

Calumet & Hecla 204

 out of service

 

RS-12

207

75475

5/52

SAL 1466; SCL 207;

OCE 7908

out of service

acquired 1984

 

RS-12

209

75477

5/52 

SAL 1468; SCL 209;

OCE 7909  

out of service

acquired 1984

 

RS-12

210

75478

5/52

SAL 1469; SCL 210;

OCE 7910

out of service

acquired 1984

 

RS-12

211

75479

5/52

SAL 1470; SCL 211;

OCE 7911 

out of service

acquired 1984

 

RS-12

212

75480

5/52

SAL 1471; SCL 212;

MIGN 212 

out of service

acquired 1980

 

RS-12

213

75765

1/53

SAL 1472; SCL 213;

MIGN 213

out of service

acquired 1980

 

RS-12

214

75766

1/53

SAL 1473; SCL 214;

BRL(NCX6494),

to E&LS 210:2 

out of service

acquired 1983

 

RS-12

300

75767

1/53

SAL 1474; SCL 215

MIGN 215; ELS 215

in service

acquired 1980

painted ELS colors

GP38

400

 36459

5/70

PC 7843; CR 7843;

GNWR 51

in service

painted ELS colors

GP38

401

35438

10/69

PC 7809; CR 7809

out of service

 

GP38

402

35401

9/69

PC 7772; CR 7772

in service

 

SD40-2

500

73687-1

6/74

MILW 182; SOO 6349;

GATX 6349; GATX 9349;

GATX 7349

 

 

SD40-2

501

72641-2

7/73

MILW 22; SOO 6306;

EMDX 6306

 

 

FP7A

600

10361

1/51

MILW 96A; WICT 96A; WICT 71A

 

 

SW8

1200

16925

6/52

Reserve Mining 1200

 

 

SW8

1201

16971

6/52

Reserve Mining 1201

 

 

RF-16

1205

75316

12/51

NYC 3805 (1205);

MGA 1205; D&H 1205;

MIGN 1205; Castolite 1205 

Reported to be in storage on the E&LS

acquired 1979

RF-16

1216

75372

1/52

NYC 3816 (1216);

MGA 1216; D&H 1216; MIGN 1216; Castolite 1216

Reported to be in storage on the E&LS

acquired 1979

SD9

1220

19989

6/55

Reserve Mining 1220

stored in Wells for parts

 

SD9

1221

19990

6/55

Reserve Mining 1221

in use, road service

 

SD9

1222

19991

6/55

Reserve Mining 1222

stored in Wells for parts

 

SD9

1223

21066

9/56

Reserve Mining 1223

restricted from interchange since 2003 and used only in Escanaba

SD9

1224

22417

12/56

Reserve Mining 1224

in use, road service

Roster information updated 11/19/09

Reporting Marks:     BRL = Birmingham Rail & Locomotive

                                     CR = Conrail

                                     MGA =  Monongahela Railroad                                  

                                    MIGN =  Michigan Northern

                                    MILW = Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Milwaukee Road)

                                    SAL =  Seaboard Air Line

                                    SCL = Seaboard Coast Line

                                    OCE = Oregon, California & Eastern

                                    WICT =  Wisconsin & Southern


Roster Information sources:     Extra 2000 South    
The Baldwin Diesel Zone    The UNofficial EMD Homepage

Links

The Baldwin Diesel Zone - Escanaba & Lake Superior

E&LS Homepage

E&LS System Map

The Upper Michigan RR Page   Escanaba & Lake Superior Page

Escanaba & Lake Superior Operations

Escanaba & Lake Superior Railway Photos by Ted Ellis

Reference Material

Baldwin's Light Road Switcher - the RS12 Warren Calloway Diesel Era Jul/Aug 92

The Elongated Escanaba & Lake Superior Steven Glischinski Trains Jul 84

 

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