All aboard at Smith's Creek Depot! Weiser Railroad #1 is a replica Post-Civil War design American-style William Mason locomotive. It was built in 1932 at the Rouge Locomotive Shops in Detroit MI, ... (more)
CSX normally runs through Dearborn about a mile east of this location, but on this day ill have to settle on shooting them running north on the former NYC Junction Yard Branch.
Eastbound Amtrak train 352 pulls away from the camera with "Cabbage" 90222 leading the way and P42 28 bringing up the rear.
After a heavy thunderstorm, a westbound Amtrak train passes the Henry Ford Museum.
1300 switches the south end of the yard.
By the early '80's, locomotives still in C&O paint were not unknown, but were becoming uncommon. This GP9, the last one of an order built in August 1957 (6239-6263) was nearing the end of it's ser... (more)
The yard crews at Rougemere Yard just got their new switch engine in from NRE last week and are already putting it through its paces.
CSX 8376 leads Q327 through the fresh snow of a good ole Michigan winter storm as it approaches Greenfield Road in Dearborn.
CSX 2644 and an RC Drone are being used by the morning yard crew to build a train that would be departing later that afternoon from Rougemere Yard in Dearborn.
A former Chessie GP15T is being used by a morning yard crew to build various road trains that would be called out of Rougemere Yard later that afternoon or evening.
CSX 8440 is in Rougemere Yard in Dearborn between runs. The 8440 was built in 1966 as Union Pacific 3037 and was later rebuilt and reclassified as an SD40-2.
CSXT 4448 sits idle on a Sunday Morning in the midst of a major winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow on Metro Detroit.
CSXT 5412 is awaiting its next assignment at Rougemere Yard in Dearborn as the Ford Rouge powerhouse towers above it.
A Richard Beal photo:
The early days of Conrail have come to Detroit, an ex-EL bicenntenial SDP45 hangs out in the evening in this ex-NYC yard.