The temperature a brisk 16 degrees with the moon breaking through the clouds, 3504 idles at the Alpena facility awaiting next day's duties.
M420W 3504 takes a break in the heated stall of the Alpena Roundhouse.
LSRC 1166 backs empty grain hoppers into Crop Production Services in Saginaw for reloading.
Go MLW! GO! With the plow in the middle of the state, the Lake State ran a lone unit a short ways through town to clear the way, seen here blasting through a snowbank and smoking it up. Alpena has... (more)
SBS crews work at Saginaw Yard to build grain trains that will be forwarded to the CSX at McGrew Yard in Flint.
LSRC 1162 leads SBS Train Z126 eastward alongside Hatch Road near Bay City.
Installing the F.R.E.D.
The Z126 job is shoving a large cut of cement hoppers into Essroc in Essexville, Michigan.
LSRC 1177 leads the Z126 job in from Bay City as it awaits a signal into Saginaw Yard.
The crew of train 325 pulls the 371 out of the shed to go switch the LaFarge cement plant.
The 371 after just being shut down in the shed for the weekend. Photo taken with permission.
Caked with snow.
The yard crew puts the 371 into the shed for the rest of the weekend. Photo taken with permission.
After being told by the crew that there would be no movement for 45 minutes, the photographer created Morgan: The Unofficial snowman of the Lake State Railway. Yes, in case you're wondering, I scr... (more)
The power from the inbound road freight was parked on the wye for the weekend enabling the photographer to frame the power using the remains of old NDYX cars. Photo taken with permission.