Soo Line Steam from the Collection of Harold
Soo Line L-20 Mikado 3010 at Ashland, WI. Photo taken August
1954. The 3010 was most likely working the ore dock or in the ore yards
at Ashland, with ore mined from the nearby Gogebic Range. Note the grade
near the south slope of Lake Superior
as those who have been there
will attest, the grades around the north shore of the Lake are sort of steep.
But I almost wonder if the photographer wasn't just a bit off-center composing
this shot, I don't recall it being quite that bad!