The Northbound Lake State train, running later than usual, creeps along at 10mph on the outskirts of town along Piper Road.
SBS train Z126 passes one of the last remaining semaphores in Michigan with one of their new "Alco killers" in the lead. Visiting railfans should use extreme caution when railfanning in Saginaw, a... (more)
The Burlington invades Michigan. One of the Lake State Railway's "alco killers" leads train Z126, the Saginaw to Bay City local, through the streets of Bay City.
For decades diesels manufactured in Schenectady (and in later years Montreal) pulled trains across this river. With the day of the Alco over on the Lake State Railway, EMD products now rule.
One of the Lake State's newest units, a former Rocky Mountain Rail Tour GP40-2, works the Saginaw Yard on a Sunday afternoon. The six new additions to the Lake State roster replaced the remaining ... (more)
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.