Erie Mining Company


Also see: Doug Buell's photos of the EMCo Baldwins spanning four decades, 1970's to 2000's


EMCo 7240
photo by: Doug Buell
Panel Yard - 8/10/1979
7240

S12
c/n 76116 b/d 10/55

- built for EMCo as #400
- renumbered 7240
- to SMS for parts
EMCo 400
Baldwin photos - collection of Chuck Brewster
EMCo 400 EMCo 400


EMCo 7241
photo by: Doug Buell
7241

S12
c/n 76117 b/d 10/55

- built for EMCo as #401
- renumbered 7241
- to SMS for parts

7241 shown here with the remains of the cab from 7244
"The cab of the 7244 contacted the counterweight of the pellet stacker and was destroyed. The remainder of the locomotive was not damaged. Sitting out in the deadline at the time was the 7241 with a perfectly good cab but it was bad ordered mechanically. It's cab was cut off and was in the process of being united with the 7244 when the mine was shut down and work was stopped on the project. As I recall it was ready to go except for some work on the remote control system. The number on the side of the cab was never changed to indicate that the locomotive was essentially the 7244, at least mechanically."
Doug Buell


EMCo 7242
photo by: Doug Buell
West Approach - 1972
7242

S12
c/n 76118 b/d 10/55

- built for EMCo as #402
- renumbered 7242
- fire 1973, scrapped 1976


EMCo 7243
photo by: Lester Zmudzinski
Rice's Point yard - April 25, 2005
7243

S12
c/n 76125 b/d 10/56

- built for EMCo as #403
- renumbered 7243
- acquired by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, currently stored at the Rice's Point yard, Duluth MN
The last standard line locomotive shipped from Eddystone. Completed in Dec. 1955 but withheld at Eddystone to be used as a generator for testing the New Haven RP-210. It was shipped to EMCo Oct. 1956, hence b/d 10/1956.


EMCo 7244
photo by: Doug Buell
Additive plant - 11/3/78
7244

S12
c/n 75846 b/d 7/53

- build for Monongahela as #415
- to EMCo as #404, renumbered 7244
- to SMS as SLRS 304,
arrived at SMS Feb. 11, 2005


EMCo 7245
photo by: Lone Coone
Hoyt Lakes MN. - Sep. 6, 1992
7245

S12
c/n 76016 b/d 6/54

- build for Monongahela as #425
- to EMCo as #405, renumbered 7245
- to SMS as SLRS 305,
arrived at SMS Feb. 11, 2005
EMCo 7245
photo by: Bob Hanson
September of 2000 at the pellet stockpile
Also see the SMS Roster page for recent photos for 7244 & 7245


EMCo 7246
photo by: D.A. Buell
- collection of Mark Laundry

Sep. 24, 1988
7246

S12
c/n 75821 b/d 02/53

- build for Great Northern as #27
- to EMCo as #406, renumbered 7246
- to SMS as SLRS 306, rented by the contractor that is doing some cleanup of pellets and pellet fines on the Cliffs Erie property (ex LTV Steel Mining Company facility, Hoyt Lakes, MN).
- shipped to SMS July 2008


EMCo 7247
photo by: Doug Buell
A2 Shop - 3/15/91
7247

S12
c/n 75818 b/d 02/53

- build for Great Northern as #24
- to EMCo as #407, renumbered 7247
- to SMS for parts


EMCo 7248
photo by: Doug Buell
General Shop - 12/1/76
7248

S12
c/n 76013 b/d 03/54

- build for Monongahela as #422
- Balkan Mining as #2
- to EMCo as #7248
- to SMS for parts


Erie Mining Company Baldwin S12 Roster
number c/n b/d
7240 76116 10/55 new from Baldwin as #400*
7241 76117 10/55 new from Baldwin as #401*
7242 76118 10/55 new from Baldwin as #402* - fire 1973, scrapped 1976
7243 76125 10/56 new from Baldwin as #403*, the last unit shipped from Eddystone
7244 75846 07/53 ex Monongahela #415, acquired in 06/64 as #404*, cab wrecked ***
7245 76016 06/54 ex Monongahela #425, acquired in 06/64 as #405*
7246 75821 02/53 ex Great Northern #27, acquired mid '60s as #406*
7247 75818 02/53 ex Great Northern #24, acquired mid '60s as #407*
** 75820 02/53 ex Great Northern #26, acquired mid '60s for parts - scrapped late 60's
7248 76013 03/54 ex Balkan Mining #2, nee Monongahela #422, acquired in 08/71 as #7248
* renumbered in 1969
** no number assigned
*** the cab of 7244 was wrecked and replaced with the cab from 7241

EMCO became LTV Steel Mining in 1992, mine shutdown in 2001.

Disposition of units
7240 - acquired by SMS for parts, arrived at SMS Feb. 2006
7241 - acquired by SMS for parts, arrived at SMS Jan. 2006
7243 - acquired by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum
7244 - has cab from 7241, to SMS (running) as SLRS 304, arrived at SMS Feb. 11, 2005
7245 - acquired by SMS (running) as SLRS 305, arrived at SMS Feb. 11, 2005
7246 - acquired by SMS (running) as SLRS 306, shipped to SMS July 2008
7247 - acquired by SMS for parts, arrived at SMS Jan. 2006
7248 - acquired by SMS for parts, arrived at SMS Jan. 2006



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