With threats of 3 inches of snow on Thursday earlier in the week, I elected to use a day off I had earned at work on Friday, as I wanted to light up the 1225 in the snow. Well, Owosso happened to... (more)
As the cab of Pere Marquette 1225 fills with steam, the engineer sits calm and collected as he blows down the engine prior to departure for the North Pole (Ashley, MI).
Pere Marquette 1225 an 2-8-4 steam locomotive is seen here passing the famous Carland Elevator on a beautiful November morning. Though PM 1225 was the inspiration behind the book "The Polar Expre... (more)
With this being only one of two chances to light up the 2016 version of the North Pole Express featuring the PM 1225, I wanted to make it count, and I was hoping that people would stay away from t... (more)
Heading north along the former Ann Arbor Railroad we come upon a 1949 Plymouth parked in such a way that gives us a chance to photograph PM 1225 heading north with the vintage automobile providing... (more)
A classic Roster shot of a very clean Pere Marquette 1225 as the big 2-8-4 throttles up on the old Ann Arbor Railroad bound for Cadillac.
As part of the Hamburg, Michigan Family Fun Fest summer festival, the Steam Railroading Institute in cooperation with the Great Lakes Central offered "push-pull" steam train rides during... (more)
Pere Marquette 1225 awaits its departure in a cloud of smoke and steam. Shortly afterwards the steam engine would depart for Ashley, carrying carloads of children on their way to meet Santa at the... (more)
Pere Marquette 1225 is southbound on the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad just north of Cadillac after being towed to Manton, Michigan on a short side trip as part of the "Back to the... (more)
Pere Marquette Berkshire #1225 leads SRI's North Pole Express north through Owosso past the old Woodard Furniture Company building. Great sun and cold temps made for excellent conditions to shoot ... (more)
After completing the run back to Owosso, rests before being shut down for the week.
On a sunny November afternoon Pere Marquette 1225 leads the North Pole Express to Ashley, Michigan. It is seen here passing the popular Carland Elevator location.
SRI runs the North Pole Express to the Village of Ashley, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 18th. The Pere Marquette 1225 leads the train up, and takes passengers to the North Pole... (more)
Waiting patiently to make the reverse move back to Owosso, PM 1225 rests in Ashley, MI running the Steam Railroading Institutes, "North Pole Express" holiday excursion.
Feeling like the winter again, the Polar Express races through the outskirts of Elsie Michigan on its way to the North Pole.