We're on the ex-MILW Skytop 187 Coon Rapids on a special train from Escanaba to Channing,MI.. The owner of the car Dave Vannes (left seated facing rear) chats about his private car with patrons of... (more)
A local switching somewhere in lower Michigan.
Nickel Plate 765 plows across the fertile farmland of Central Michigan in the fall of 2009 as the sun sets behind the locomotive. HDR was used to bring out the detail in the vibrantly colored soy ... (more)
D&M 4-6-0 #137 was built by Alco in 1905 and lasted until the end of steam on the D&M and was scrapped 3-1947. This B&W slide is from my collection, location, date and photographer unknown.
E&LS DS-4-4-1000 204 works an unknown location.
From my slide collection by W E GROVE.
This Chessie Passenger special appears to be in Michigan, perhaps Battle Creek or Grand Rapids. Photographer is unknown, this was given to me many years back from an old friend. If anybody knows... (more)
Even the 30,000 people at Trainfest could not take away the individual, almost solitary experience one gets from standing at a vestibule and watching the passing landscape. With the wind in one’s ... (more)
In the earlier and lesser known carbody style (my personal favorite), this old plow horse has been put out to pasture. It may be Escanaba but I'm not really sure.
This little guy is proud to be unique, although I don't think being different in this case is a great idea.
Pere Marquette C-2 2-8-0 No 316 built by ALCo in 1904 is seen in the 1930s. This is another image from a post card size film negative by an unknown photographer.
The railroad's ONLY public grade crossing.
A pacing shot (40-45 mph) of the 1225 between Cadillac and Yuma.