After filling the Ann Street yard with hoppers, Grand Rapids Eastern tied down on a nearby siding for the night.
Got a late heads up that MMRR was bringing coal gons for storage out towards Lowell, and managed to catch up to them in time to see them go under College Ave in the later evening.
After servicing King Milling and Michigan Wire in Lowell, #24 scoots along on a return trip to the yard in Grand Rapids with two empty grain hoppers and one empty scrap metal gondola.
Several inches of snow fell overnight blanketing the area, creating a classic winter scene in Lowell. Here, 24 pulls several loaded grain hoppers across the Flat River trestle as the train arrive... (more)
#24 leads its train back past the old Grand River Ave. farm on this bitterly cold winter afternoon.
Seen here in a typical wedgie shot is #24 pulling 13 empty hoppers while heading west out of Lowell en route back to Grand Rapids.
A short hike through the woods and deep snow provided a view rarely seen (or captured) of #24 heading south across the old steel bridge spanning the Grand River in Lowell.
This old farm has seen tens of thousands of trains pass by over the last century, but in 2009 this is the only traffic it sees roughly three times a week. #24 is leading a short train of grain ho... (more)
A few ducks gather in the chilly water of the Thornapple River as #24 passes by with a short unit grain train for King Milling in Lowell.
Mid Michigan #24 busts through a drift on it's way to Lowell.
The cows are grazing in the field as 24 heads back to Grand Rapids. It has just completed it's second to last run to Ionia.
The Mid Michigan crew waits for Z151 to clear Fuller Diamond before they head east to service a few industries.
24 heads back to Lowell through Ionia past the old GTW depot after switching Gallegher's fertilizer. After American Bumper stopped shipping by rail, MMRR now only runs out to Ionia a scant few tim... (more)
24 heads east on the former GTW with 11 loads for King Milling in Lowell.