This old crossbuck has lead a rough life. Today she is bent, had bullet holes through here, and probably more. However she still stands strong and guards motorists from Lake State Railway trains.
LSRC 798 leads a shorter train 326 South in the last rays of light, pulling out of yard limits.
LSRC train 326 departs Alpena with a classic Alco in the lead. This is one of the few spots in the Alpena area that you can get fall color and trains in the same shot. For some reason all the best... (more)
The leaves are just beginning to change color and fall along the Huron Sub in Alpena. Here we see LSRC M420W pulling past some color and the ATi Corp.
LSRC 5921 trails behind on a loaded coal train as it passes under the Independence Bridge in Bay City, Michigan bound for nearby Essexville.
LSRC 1178 leads Train Z126 southward through Essexville, Michigan.
Railroad crews work to replace a damaged wheel set after derailment near Bay City, Michigan.
LSRC 5921 trails behind a loaded coal train through Foss Junction in Bay City, Michigan in route to the Consumers Energy plant in nearby Essexville.
LSRC 1280 and 798 are backing over Wilder Road and into North Bay City yard.
LSRC 1280 leads an eastbound freight past one of the many marinas along the Saginaw River in Bay City, Michigan.
A matched pair of LSRC Alcos pull South at Franklin Street. Elevation for the shot was gained by standing ontop of my van.
Matching sets of Lake State blue are getting harder to find on the Huron Sub. as the new GP40M-3s (painted in TFM) tend to dominate the line. It's always a treat to get an Alco leading.
I love it when they put the Alcos up front! LSRC train 326 awaits its crew in the Alpena Yard. Taken with permission.