Monday, February 14, 2011

Kuber Barges sold to Lower Lakes Transportation

Frequent Erie visitor VICTORY/JAMES L. KUBER, and the unit's fleetmate, OLIVE L. MOORE/LEWIS J. KUBER, have been sold to Lower Lakes Transportation in a $40 million dollar transaction. This means that the next time the duo visits Erie they will sport the familiar gray of the Grand River Navigation fleet of vessels.

This also means that frequent Erie visitor MAUMEE is probably headed for the scrapyard; however, that remains to be seen.

Friday, February 4, 2011

GE 70012 Damage Photos; Erie Shipping News Photo Use Policy

Two photos of the GE Class 70 Freightliner 70012, damaged in a fall on the BELUGA ENDURANCE last month, can be found on the law offices of Countryman and McDaniel's website. Note that you have to scroll through several of my uncredited photos to find the photos.

This is the second site other than my own upon which I have found photos of the BELUGA ENDURANCE and the GE Class 70 locomotives. This has led me to write the following photo use policy:

You are allowed to use any of my photos for personal use or internet display as long as credit is attributed to Jeff Thoreson. Any publication display requires prior written permission which may be obtained via email.

I write the Erie Shipping News as a labor of love; I have never received any monetary compensation for my writings or my photograph, nor do I have any desire to do so. I do this because I love to do it and it is quite disheartening to see other sites take credit for my work.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

GE Class 70 Locomotives in service in the UK

The new Freightliner GE Class 70 locomotives shipped out of Erie on the BELUGA ENDURANCE in December have gone into service. A photo of 70011 in service, hauling a coal train, can be found online here. The fantastic photo at that link is by Martin Turner.