Day 2 of Train Expo.
Harley or EMD.. you pick your ride!
As the warm sun breaks free from the oppressive gray skies that loomed overhead all day, the GLC OSTN prepares to pull the center track of the yard in Durand to take south to Osmer, MI. and drop f... (more)
The 5418 leads the turn around the west wye and into the siding with a 124 car train from CSX. The old PM Coal tower is in the back ground.
With dumping complete on the Ludington sub, the Bald Eagle job shoves back into the east wye to clear up for a massive Turn crew just out of sight behind me.
With storms brewing in the distance, M371 hustles through the beautiful Mill Pond Park located along the GTW Holly Subdivision.
3389 ex-GLLX 3001 leads 22 loads of stone as the crew slowly creeps ahead dumping the stone. All but 1 of the cars are ex-ICG Coke cars now SGVY Sugar Beat/stone cars. MQT 3158 caboose is on the r... (more)
The Cascades cabbage F40 leads P371 west to Chicago on a extremely beautiful July day.
I'm changing trains at Battle Creek,MI. for my trip to Canada to see"Bullet Nose Betty" as the French Turboliner departs for I believe it was Detroit.
Great Lakes Central GP38-2 prepares to take the SRI's "North Pole Express" back south from Ashely.
Former Michigan Star Clipper locomotive. Sister units 727 & 728 survive on SRNJ.
One of the Steam Railroad Institute's engineers looks down the boiler as he creeps the big Berkshire out of the Owosso yard.
Nickel Plate Berk 765 puts on a dramatic show of big steam as she smokes out the Carland Elevator.
Some days, everything that you want, comes together perfectly, such was the case as the GLC OSTN pulls a cut of damaged surplus military artillery equipment from Camp Grayling out of the yard in D... (more)