NS 42N trucks up the grade out of the Raisin River Valley at MP D55.9 on the NS Detroit District just outside of Adrian, Michigan, with an ex-Conrail GE Dash-8 in the lead of a long string of load... (more)
CSX train Q276-19 heads under the cantilever signal bridge at Romulus, MI, with a good bit of snow on the ground.
NS 809 a westbound empty coke train from Zug Island heads down the former Wabash Main Line at East End North Morenci, where the search light signals still stand in place to guard the control point... (more)
NS 171 is westbound down the NS Detroit District while the freshly laid snow is being kicked up from underneath the rails, just west of Britton, Michigan
CSX train Q241 is seen at milepost 105 in Carleton, MI. The track that branches off to the right is the former PRR line to Detroit that is now part of Conrail Shared Assets but dispatched by CSX.
Nothing screams classic like PM 1225 thundering by the Carland Elevator in the snow. You couldn't get closer to the real Polar Express than this!
Pere Marquette 1225 begins its morning trip from Owosso to Ashley, MI on the North Pole Express. Snow falls as she leaves town, giving a sense of authenticity to the experience i'm sure all these ... (more)
Pere Marquette 1225 begins its morning trip from Owosso to Ashley, MI on the "Polar Express". The train passes by the former Woodard Furniture Company building, now a condo. These people on board ... (more)
Running on their next to last Santa Train of the season, Little River Railroad 110, the smallest standard gauge Pacific type in operation, chugs through the snow covered southern Michigan woods en... (more)
A load of empties head back to Tilden mine lead by a pair of well worn C30's. Nikon F3, Kodak Portra 400.
ELS crosses US Hwy 45 between Rockland and Ontonagon, MI in July of 2000. The main source of revenue on this line was a large mill in Ontonagon. The mill has since closed and the line ripped up.
A Speno rail grinder is seen working the Grand Trunk Western mains through Michigan. Tom Bowers photo.
Great Lakes Central 397 brings up the antlers...er, markers, of the North Pole Express. The headend has just passed iconic Carland Elevator with a lot of smoke from 1225, while 397 quietly gets dr... (more)
The local led by Wisconsin Central GP40 3004 heads east from Newberry MI with a cut of logs. tank and boxcar revenue.