2017 Club Cars

2017 NMRRC CLUB CAR
Back by popular demand!

LS&I cars 2212, 2229, 2240 and 2483 with the diamond logo for Lake Superior and Ishpeming.

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LAKE SUPERIOR AND ISHPEMING RAILROAD
40′ 1937 AAR Standard Design Single Door Box Car

The Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad boxcars we have chosen for this year’s Club Cars were in use from the 1940s to the 1970s era. In 1951 the LS&I operated 102 miles of main line and 55 miles of branch lines. The primary business was transporting iron ore from the many mines located in the Marquette Iron Range area and timber related operations in the Munising region. During this era the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad was one of a very few Class One railways that was completely free of debt with it’s capitalization consisting solely of common stock, with 75% of the outstanding common stock own by the Cleveland – Cliffs Iron Company. Today the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad primarily transports taconite (processed iron ore) pellets from the Tilden Mine located south of Ishpeming to a ore boat loading dock on Presque Isle north of Marquette. The LS&I also interchanges ore cars with Canadian National Railway for shipping from the Port of Escanaba. The Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad operates as an independent railroad with sixteen miles of mainline trackage and is completely owned by Cliffs Natural Resources.

  • Available in four different Road Numbers with two Black and two Red color Diamond Logos
  • Prototypically Accurate Lettering and graphics > Custom Decorated & Mfg by Lionel in the USA
  • Anticipate Delivery; January 2018
  • 3-Rail Diecast Sprung Trucks Included
  • Limited Production Run of only 50 Scale O boxcars for each road number available.

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