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Lake Superior & Ishpeming No. 22 is a class SC-4 "Consolidation" type 2-8-0 steam locomotive it was built at Alco's Pittsburgh, PA, works as #38 in 1910 for the Marquette & Southeastern, which operated a sixty mile line between Big Bay and Lawson, MI.

One year later, the M&SE became the Munising, Marquette & Southeastern.

In 1923, when the MM&SE merged with the Lake Superior & Ishpeming, #38 was renumbered #22.

The LS&I was one the last Class I railroads to dieselise in the US, and #22 worked for over fifty years based at Marquette, MI, where ore was delivered to a dock for loading into Great Lakes ships.

No. 22 was one of twelve LS&I Consolidations sold to the Marquette & Huron Mountain Railroad tourist line in 1963.

No. 22's last run on the Marquette & Huron was on Labor Day 1965.

It is now at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum.

TriviaEdit

In 1985, the tourist line ceased operations and its equipment was put up for sale, at which time #22 was bought by the Mid-Continent museum.

The Marquette & Huron operated on the recently abandoned LSI Big Bay branch line.

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