Former D&M 975 survives to keep other RS3 units running.
A pair of veteran units lead a ballast train.
Lake State train to Bay City has just left the Alpena yards heading to Bay City.
Train 326 departs Alpena on a snowy afternoon.
One of the new Lake State slug sets works hard up the grade south out of Alpena with a hefty 57 car train 326.
LSRC 975 meets its demise at the Alpena Yard back in 2011. The unit started its life as Boston & Maine #1517 before having its nose chopped and having a 12-251C engine put in by Morrison Knudsen. ... (more)
One of Lake State (and it is Lake State, not "Lake States") Railway's new road slug sets leads a heavy 326 south out of Alpena.
Lake State Railway train 325, the Alpena yard job, turns their engine on the Rogers City wye. At left is one of the old WWII troop sleeper cars the D&M converted into cabooses.
LSRC 805, a former Rocky Mountaineer engine of the same number, leads train 326 out of Alpena, MI at Grant Street on a warm summer evening.
Lake State Railway GP40M-3 4303 leads slug 303 and the 57 cars of southbound train 326 down 10th Avenue, crossing US 23. Alpena, MI.
Lake State Railway train 327 crosses the Thunder Bay River Bridge with the railroad's second MEI-built slug set as power. The crew has brought the train up from Tawas, MI and will hand it off to t... (more)
The LSRC's second new MEI-built slug set works hard to get its 38 loads and 9 empties up the grade and out of the Alpena area.
Their first day in Alpena, LSRC's newly rebuilt slug set departs with TR. #326. #303 is ex-LSRC #371 (originally a GP35).
The classic Alco short line, Detroit & Mackinac had been acquired by Lake State but the Alco tradition would carry on for many years.
It is an unusually warm and sultry autumn morning. Three GP40's, basking in the hazy brilliance of the rising sun, have just brought in the northbound road freight.