The Lake State's MLW and Alco fleet were given a trailing-only designation for 2009 (their final year). This meant that one could photograph them "leading" in good light as the crew turned the pow... (more)
By spring 2009 the LSRC's Alcos and MLWs were trail-only, but every once in a while the soon-to-be retired (now retired) engineer of the local crew would get tired of turning the power. This was p... (more)
All of LSRC's Alcos can be seen in this photo except 1 the 975. From left to right 181, 3504, 281(behind the 3504) 798, 3500, 381(behind 3500) 469, 974(behind the 469) and finally the 1280. The 12... (more)
Watch for Children.
LSRC 798 leads a shorter train 326 South in the last rays of light, pulling out of yard limits.
This is one of my favorite photo spots along Tenth Street.
To get elevation for this shot, I climbed on top of my minivan!
Even though the flowers haven't started blooming yet, Lake State Railway train 326, lead by M420W 798, passes a pretty scene while rolling out of Alpena.
Local railfans nicknamed this curve Death Curve because the trains used to look (and sound) like they were going to derail when going around it. Here we see M420W 798 entering the infamous curve.
On a beautiful Spring Morning, Lake State Railway M420W 798 sits on the back wye, awaiting it's time to be put into the consist for tonights road freight.
Lake State Railway M420W 798, the city of Alpena, is seen here in the Alpena Yard on a beautiful spring evening.
LSRC 798 leads the 181 with a short train back towards their North Yard. You can see the rear of the train on the right side and the last couple cars of HESR 702 on the left side as they are doing... (more)
Lake State Railway Train 301 has stopped at Huron and Eastern’s Wenona Yard to drop off traffic picked up in Northern Michigan before proceeding to their own yard across town.
Train 325 with the LaFarge Corp. Cement plant in the backround.
LSRC 301 is awaiting a recrew to bring it into the yard at Bay City with a M420W, RS3M, and a HESR B Unit in the consist.