The coupler probably belonged to the 698. Now it has a front row seat as the old MLW meets the torch.
End of the line for LSRC 698.
An ignominious end to a long career. Another Lake State Alco goes to scrap.
Steam returns to Alpena! Okay, so maybe not. It's just an extra smokey 181!
M420W 3500 pulls across the Thunder Bay River bridge as the 181 lets off some smoke.
So this is what it's like to be a bug....taken with permission.
Lake State Railway train 327a pulls off of the "cheater's street running". My railfan van (used for elevation at times) can be seen to the left of the train.
Red, blue, green, and yellow Alcos drag the daily freight past the scale house and into the Lake State's Alpena yard. The Lake State has committed to getting rid of the Alco fleet, and within a st... (more)
Lake State Railway C425M-ac 181 approaches the Long Lake Ave. crossing. The unit will then tie down until the arrival of the inbound road freight.
Scrapped springs and air brake components sit forlornly in the dirt. They may see reuse in other equipment, unlike the parts coming off the scrapped M420 in the back. Contrary to what you read in ... (more)
Train 325 does some work in the Alpena Yard in a heavy rain.
What lucky power on such an unlucky day! Lake State Railway train 325, the Alpena yard job, carries out its duties with C425M-ac 1280 and GP40M-3 1171.
Train 325 (the Alpena Yard job) has just put together the consist for train 326 which now awaits its crew to take it South to Bay City.
Train 326 pulls off of the "cheaters street running" and onto the approach for the Thunder Bay River Bridge. If you look on the left side of the photo you can see my railfan mobile. The crew has a... (more)
GP35M 2052 & M420W 3563, are leaving the "North" Bay City yard of LSRC, after interchanging cars, and are now headed back to Foss yard, of the new LSRC.