2nd QUARTER 2022: This issue we look at General Electric’s U30C. Burlington Northern invested in this six-axle U-boat for use in the Power River coal boom of the 1970s and survivors of the fleet are rolling off their final years on Lake Superior & Ishpeming. LS&I 3000 is one of these senior six-axles that Ryan Drake captured for his cover story.
Built by General Electric in the early 1970s, LS&I’s U30Cs have a half-century of service on their resumes. Ryan Drake and his friends ventured up to see these Burlington Northern veterans running off their final miles.