Great Lakes Central's first six axle locomotive makes its first revenue trip on the Western District, hauling frac sand.
Southbound sand loads through the big curve at Boon on GLC's Western District.
The first train on the Western District since the closure of the Wexford Sand Plant at the end of the line, the GLC Fall Color Train races past a stand of full peak fall color. It's a shame that t... (more)
The steepest grade on the former Ann Arbor, Boon Hill, was always a struggle for southbound trains. At about 2%, the three GP35's fight hard to bring their train up the hill, however, once clear o... (more)
Despite only having 8 loads in tow, the solo GP38-2 is being pushed to the limits as it climbs the brutal Boon Hill as it heads back towards Cadillac, MI. and eventually south to Clare, MI.
The GLC CSTN races past South 23 Road with empty sand hoppers. Here, the train will begin its descent of Boon Hill, the steepest hill on the entire railroad. Trains often fly down the hill, having... (more)
Pere Marquette 1225 is ascending Boon Hill west of Cadillac Michigan witha Lake Central Tours excursion on former Ann Arbor rails.
PM 1225 is descending Boon Hill on former Ann Arbor rails between Cadillac and Elberta Michigan.
PM 1225 is climbing Boon Hill on former Ann Arbor rails with a summer excursion train.
Pere Marquette 1225 makes an extended trip to Yuma after arriving in Cadillac. TSBY 389 and 2648 can be seen at the end of the train.
Pere Marquette 1225 approaches the Boon Rd. crossing on its first trip ever north of Cadillac.