After switching at the MAC elevator in Middleton 393 tanks a small cut of tanks back east towards Ashley and will then head south for Owosso just before sunset.
Not quite full peak, but near peak colors in this small area create a tunnel of color as the GLC ONTN races southbound with a short train bound for Owosso, MI.
With a very heavy fog hanging strong in the trees, the GLC CNTN makes its way northbound with a pair of lumber cars for Traverse City and a Methotrexate tanker bound for Kalkaska, MI.
After making its runaround, the GLC CNTN begins its slow trek towards Williamsburg, MI. to unload its two lumber loads. This would be the last time I would photograph the train loaded as my trek w... (more)
A short southbound GLC OSTN approaches the Michigan Ave. bridge in downtown Howell, MI. In the background is the restored Ann Arbor depot and museum. The depot currently is restoring a former GTW ... (more)
The southbound GLC OSTN begins to pick up speed as it approaches Miller Rd. just south of Durand, MI. Traffic has been down on GLC, but with grain season approaching, traffic is expected to pick u... (more)
The GLC 25 tonner switches out a cut of refurbished Bi-level coaches that were purchased from Metra, and were originally CB&Q. The coaches are for a commuter project, known as MITrain, that would ... (more)
A pair of GLC geeps bring the mixed southbound freight past Prior Road.
A pair of GLC GP38-2's make their way into the yard in Durand to drop a cut of cars and take the rest of their cars south to work at Howell, Whitmore Lake, and drop the rest in Osmer, MI.
A pair of GLC GP38-2's race through the small farming community Cohoctah, MI. The train will work in Howell and Whitmore Lake before reaching Osmer to exchange with the Ann Arbor RR.
Drag racing the GLC OSTN as it heads parallel with Oak Grove Rd. just south of Cohoctah, MI. Special thanks to fellow RP'er Michael Nowakowski for making this shot possible.
The GLC OSTN passes a classic Michigan livestock barn as it races south on a wonderful late summer day.
When the sun goes down, there is a certain thrill about the shot. Sitting trackside at night, the stillness all around with a heavy fog beginning to set, there is the lone railfan waiting for the ... (more)
393 leads a cut of empty TSBY grain cars down the Middleton branch.
OSTN pulls through 2 track, where it will drop it's train, take the 390 to the house and then head for Middleton to spot empty grain cars and pull tanks.