Great shots. I've seen the first but I don't know if I recall the second, in the snow. That's unique. Somewhere at the depot they have...or at least had...a ton of old photos of 14, of 18 and of many of the old, scrapped steamers from the line. A few of them hang in the depot, today, but just a sampling of the 'treasure chest' of old photographs of current and former equipment.
While I was volunteering there in the early 90s, one of the conductors and I chanced upon a box tucked away in a covey hole that was just filled with old black & white pictures of the various engines, including pre A&A shots of both 14 & 18. We framed many of them and they were on display in the depot. Most have been taken down, since, I notice, but I'm sure they're there, somewhere.
It would be nice if someone would scan them and feature them on the A&A's website.
Here's a nice shot of No. 14's E. & L. S. look-alike sister, No. 16:
Here's No. 18's twin sister (too bad the A&A couldn't aquire it), Lowville & Beaver River No. 1923, from two different sites:
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/onli ... /shs2j.htm
And a marvelous shot of 14 in action on the E. & L. S. R. R.:
They're taken from the Escanaba & Lake Superior website, which features alot of great shots of the line's equipment. Take a look. Here's an excerpt from a history of the Escanaba & Lake Superior written in 1950 that will be of interest...
It decided to convert from coal burning engines to the more economical diesels. The two Baldwin Diesels – the 1,000 HP No. 100 and the 660 HP Switcher No. 101 – now do virtually all the pushing and pulling of cars in the local yards and on the road to Channing.
Two steam locomotives are still held in reserve, however, for relief and special duty. These are No. 14, a Baldwin 4-6-0, purchased new in 1917, and No. 18, built by American Locomotive for the Green Bay & Western Railway in 1913, and purchased and rebuilt by the E&LS in its Wells shops in 1935.
How ironic that, of the two steam engines they held in reserve, one was A&A's 14 and the other was an ALCO numbered 18.
Finally, the A&A's diesel enthusiasts will be interested to see paint scheme used by the Boyne City RR for its 44 tonners: