After the UP took over operations of the C&NW in April of 1995 it did not take long before the isolated ore hauling line on the upper peninsula of Mighigan got spun off. When I visited this interesting line in July of 97', Wisconsin Central was operating it with its great roster of 20 cylindar EMDs. Here we see an aging but handsomely painted F45 leading an empties drag into Empire Jct. as it approaches the Empire Mine.