POOF!! Bustin' drifts, Great Lakes Central style.
After crossing the CN main in downtown Durand, MI., the extra grain train makes its way through the yard and pass under Interstate 69 and head towards Owosso.
After starting early this morning, a pair of GLC geeps haul a 90 car CSX unit grain train northbound towards Cohoctah, MI. and will eventually take it all the way to its destination of Oakley, MI.
With the snow flying, the North Pole Express passes a hobo camp with a freshly polished Allis-Chalmers tractor trackside. The hobos are stuffed dummies, the tractor is a restoration, but the steam... (more)
While Class I's have gone to powered switches and heaters to keep snow and ice clear, railroads like Great Lakes Central still use a lot of old-fashioned methods, such as a broom and large up-righ... (more)
Track authority gained, the GLC OSTN departs San Yard with a decent sized train that has work in Durand, Ann Pere, and Osmer, MI. before heading back to home base.
Winter has arrived in Michigan, leaving behind a layer of fresh white snow. To help ensure a tight bond and ease of movement of the switch, GLC Conductor Justin Ellis sweeps the snow out before li... (more)
On the first day of December, the North Pole Express, pulled by the Pere Marquette 1225, fresh from its FRA rebuild passes the former Robbins Furniture Warehouse as it heads north towards Ashley, ... (more)
On the first day of December, the North Pole Express, pulled by the Pere Marquette 1225, fresh from its FRA rebuild comes around the curve on the Great Lakes Central Cadillac District near King Rd... (more)
Three classic EMD GP35 locomotives sit in the shops today. 390, 394 and 385 were all built in 1964 for the Ann Arbor Railroad and all still operate over the same line.
As the sun sets, GLC 393 sits in the yard shortly before making a late night trip down to Osmer to pick up a 90 car unit grain train for the elevator in Oakley.
A rare sight, a solo leader GLC OSTN sits in the yard in Durand awaiting clearance across the diamond after picking up a cut of grain cars to take south.
GLC's fall color tour train makes its way North towards Clare Michigan
A pair of GLC GP38-2's sit in the yard in Durand charging the train line of a cut of grain cars that HESR brought in for them to take south.
Sitting on the former Pere Marquette and later Chesapeake & Ohio line through Clare, MI. is the last fall color train of the year that Great Lakes Central operated for the Steam Railroading Instit... (more)