Lake State Alco's wait at the Bay City engine house to take a train north to Alpena.
Loaded pellet train from Empire Mine rolls towards Eagle Mills and will then proceed down the hill to the dock at Marquette.
A train of 18 empty gondolas gets underway at Landing Jct. in Ishpeming, MI. At the other end of the line this fall Eagle Mine's Humboldt Mill started refining ore mined in Marquette County.
A pair of YN2 AC4400's lead manifest train 326 east towards Grand Rapids MI. These two would look more at home down on the Mountain sub but I can not complain.
1066 sits out a cool night on the Grand Elk as it waits for it's grain train to be loaded.
WSOR 4076 the lone wolf on 302 screams by the NS 1066 that is at the Grain Elevator in White Pigeon on a cool November evening.
Pere Marquette sits on the turntable on a very cold March morning awaiting to hit the rails on an excursion that was ran short due to the fact that the Michigan State department of Roads were worr... (more)
With its expansion to the Humboldt Mill, Mineral Range is becoming one of the more interesting and classic looking shortlines in the upper midwest. Not too many years ago Lake Superior & Ishpeming... (more)
The classic Alco short line, Detroit & Mackinac had been acquired by Lake State but the Alco tradition would carry on for many years.
A whitetail doe takes advantage of the train pausing to flag a road crossing by running across the Mineral Range tracks.