Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad

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Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad
Escanaba and Lake Superior F7 -600.jpg
The Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad's F7A seen on 29 April 2009 while stopped in Channing, Michigan.
Locale Michigan, Wisconsin
Length 235 miles
Headquarters Wells, MI
Website http://www.elsrr.com/

The Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad (reporting mark ELS) is a privately held shortline railroad that operates in Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.[1] The ELS has expanded from the original 65 miles that was purchased in 1978[2] to over 235 miles as of 2005.[2]

The ELS' main line stretches from Ontonagon, MI to Green Bay, WI.[1] The railroad also connects to Channing, MI, Republic, MI, and Wells, MI, where the railroad is headquartered. Oconto Falls, WI and Marinette, WI/Menominee, MI are connected through branch lines.[1] The E&LS has trackage rights over the Canadian National Railway from Escanaba, MI to Pembine, WI, connecting with it in 4 locations: Green Bay, Escanaba, Pembine, and Iron Mountain, MI.[1]

It is also known to have the only two surviving Baldwin RF-16 "Shark Noses". However these are kept in storage and away from the public. Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad EMD FP7 #96A was later repainted and renumbered to WSOR #71A and currently operates on the ELS as their #600. Several other ex-WICT F-units are stored on ELS property at Wells, Michigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ELS Homepage". Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Company. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.elsrr.com/default.htm

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