CP 1225 and 1214 with Regional 4703 from Barreiro to Tunes over Beja at Alvito.
The 10am Polar Express passes the Carland Elevator at 10:30, bound for the "North Pole", aka Ashley, Michigan.
The "Polar Express" rolls through Carland, MI., passing it's "landmark" grain elevator.
It was everything I could do to get both massive 2-8-4's into this wide shot at close quarters at midnight on June 21st 2014. Pere Marquette 1225 had just finished pulling an excursion a few hours... (more)
The northwest bound Pere Marquette #1225 rolls by the old Carland grain elevator in the sleepy township of Fairfield MI.
This locomotive is used on excursion trains over the Great Lakes Central Railroad. The 1225 above is on the turntable at the Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso MI.
One of the Steam Railroad Institute's engineers looks down the boiler as he creeps the big Berkshire out of the Owosso yard.
The crew of 1225 finishes filling the tender during a Lerro Productions photo event.
The 1225 takes a spin on the table.
Her day pulling the guests now over, the 1225 with Kevin Mayer at the throttle "takes the table" to be posed amongst her peers for the night photo session.
1225, backs into her home, for finishing touches, in Owosso, MI.
Pere Marquette, number 1225, moves onto the turntable, at SRI, after her recent restoration to service after her 1472 day inspection.
PM 1225 produces some stupendous exhaust plumes, but the more subtle exhaust on this shot I think enhances the impression of a workaday freight train ambling through a peaceful farming landscape.