All of LSRC's Alcos can be seen in this photo except 1 the 975. From left to right 181, 3504, 281(behind the 3504) 798, 3500, 381(behind 3500) 469, 974(behind the 469) and finally the 1280. The 12... (more)
Gone. After becoming the first railroad in the US to completely dieselize, the D&M (and successor LSRC) relied on Alco power. Currently, only one Alco (C425 1280, trailing) remains. This photo fro... (more)
A matching set of Lake State GP40s heads back to the roundhouse for the weekend after bringing in the morning train.
Former Detroit & Mackinac RS-2 NO. 469 runs down Fletcher Street in downtown Alpena. A few years after this photo was taken, the mill to which this track ran switched to trucks, the locomotive was... (more)
With locals waving, the northbound Alpena-bound night freight is powered by an Alco C-425--a unit whose days are likely numbered on the LSRC. With the new flash equipment, I engaged the assistance... (more)
A RS2 and RS3M rest outside the roundhouse in Saginaw awaiting disposition.
Five different paint schemes of the LSRC are seen in this photo of stored power. Three of them are in D&M paint and two are in LSRC paint
In the last moments of sunlight, a lone geep leads a short train of cement out of Alpena.
Back in the summer of 2008, visitors to the Lake State Railway could routinely expect to see all-Alco and MLW lead trains, such as the northbound to Alpena, pictured here crossing the Thunder Bay ... (more)
Ridin' in style.
With the sudden death of Jim George, owner of the Lake State Railway, the road's small fleet of Alco and MLW diesels face an uncertain future. In this photo from 2008, two engines are nestled in t... (more)
Lake State Railway train 326 rolls through the fields just South of Kawkawlin, MI.
The Lake State's night road freight to Bay City slips out of Alpena as the last rays of sunlight touch the land.
Lake State Railway 1166 and 281 team up to power the Z126 local through Bay City. There was only two cars that needed to be brought back to Saginaw that afternoon.
The engineer aboard LSRC 1178 is backing a set of grain empties into the siding at the Peavey Elevator located just north of Saginaw.