#24 leads a train of covered hoppers underneath the historic arch bridge that supports College Ave. in Grand Rapids. Unfortunately, the bridge will be replaced in a year or two, and another part ... (more)
CP's X500 passes CSX's new ATCS signalling system, put into service just a week earlier.
CP's X500 heads out of CSX's Grand Rapids yard on its way to Montreal.
Cartier 17 & 18 live! Just four months after railpics member Brandon Priebe submitted an image of these two locos badly damaged, they are spotted en route to their new home somewhere in Canada lo... (more)
BNSF 7630 leads an empty coal train back to Wyoming after servicing Consumer Energy's powerplant in Essexville, MI.
CP run through heads west past the PM-era cantilever signal and warehouses at Godfrey Ave. in the old furniture city.
The night of March 6th brought the last measurable snow storm of the season. It was a peaceful scene the next morning as P371, flanked by a row of boxcars on one side and FURX 3041 on the other, m... (more)
A clean 9765 leads a dirty 9679 and a load of mixed freight out of Grand Rapids, MI., on warm sunny winter day. The day started out with a fresh 4" snowfall from the night before, but by the time... (more)
I saw one of these almost 20 yrs ago in Sarnia, ON. Next to an NW2 it's one of my favorite switchers.
Got a headsup from GP40 and Scooterb... headed down to Oakland Ave in GR, and here's Q335 slowly heading west with CEFX 3116 and CSX 7620. 03/26/06
(in)Action at Hugart Yard, ex PRR facility in Grand Rapids and a Conrail outpost.
Eastbound BNSF led coal train heading out of Grand Rapids, MI, after a short stop in the Wyoming yard. I was fortunate with the timing on this one with a lower angled, early afternoon sun and the... (more)
Expecting one Chessie RC unit that I knew GR had, I lucked out and caught two sets! Also, behind the U-boat out of view was a Seaboard painted GP40 (which i couldnt get a good shot of), great day!
CSX crosses the mostly frozen Thornapple River approaching Grand Rapids.
My first Michigan sunset illuminates this crossing gate downtown. Boy is it light very late here!