CNW 6710 approaches McFarland, MI with a loaded ore train in May of 1986.
Soo Line's West Yard in Marquette, Michigan has seen better days as it is overgrown with weeds and trees. Once a thriving DSS&A ore facility, decades of idle time have taken its toll. Amazingly, t... (more)
3 Soo Line passenger cars sit out side the railroad shops in Escanaba, MI in May of 1986. This is the same location that the ex--D&H Baldwin Sharks are kept, and like them, the passenger cars are ... (more)
An Alligator lives and breaths in the UP of Michigan,
Soo Line 4420 rides the turntable at Marquette, MI in May of 1986
A somewhat rare photo as the UP was not in the UP of Michigan for very long. Here, UP 5029 brings an ore train into the yard in Escanaba in November of 1996.
There is something wonderful about waiting in the dark for the shot, listening to the wind twist between the leaves, seeing the bright stars push through the thin wispy clouds, and looking down th... (more)
CN R95061 19 is departing from Pontiac with a former DT&I geep providing the power.
B&O tower in Kalamazoo is on the hit list to be fazed out sometime soon. Some kind of crazy agreement with the NS and Amtrak, gives an awesome retirement job to a few operators that get to watch a... (more)
CNW 6890 brings the first cut of steaming taconite pellets to Empire Junction in Negaunee, MI in October of 1988. The ore came from the Empire Mine, which has recently closed.
Crewmen exchange greetings as a loaded ore train meets an empty one heading back to the mine at Brampton, MI in May of 1986.
CSX train Q276-18 is seen backing up the three autoracks it brought from Rougemere Yard to make its pick-up at TDSI New Boston. Leading today is a former Seaboard System SD50 rebuilt by CSX.
CSX manifest L321-18 heads south in early morning light as the last of the fog burns off at Romulus, MI.