Behind a pair of BC Rail GE's the nightly Q116 works on getting up to track speed after clearing the wye in Durand.
After a day of torrential rain that only had added to the previous heavy amounts over the last 2 days, standing water was everywhere. Another consequence of all of the rain was a washout south of ... (more)
The L514 local for the CN in Michigan is this Flint Yard to Detroit Moterm Intermodal Terminal (MOT) stacker local. This job seems to run later in the afternoon out of Flint to Moterm and back mov... (more)
Another night another A450 with the 8952, with the wife working, family staying to themselves I decided I would make a second attempt at the GTW Heritage unit. After messing up my first location, ... (more)
After I arrived in Durand earlier that night, a WB approached town and stopped to work. My initial gut reaction was that this train was CN L514, however, it had CN 6-axle road power, which is stra... (more)
After re-crewing in Durand, CN L502 finally begins the final leg of its journey south to Lang Yard in Toledo passing by the former GTW depot in Gaines, MI. which now lives a second life as a libra... (more)
A dirty Illinois Central SD70 leads the daily Flat Rock to Chicago manifest north on CN's Holly Subdivision through the quiet town of Gaines. Gaines was once home to a passing siding; however, th... (more)
CN train E280 heads South at Gaines Michigan, with foreign power on the point. This is the first significant snowfall of 2015
After meeting CN L514 at Holly Siding and having to sit and wait for CSX Q321 at Holly, CN M391 races north through Gaines, MI. past the former GTW depot with an unusually short train. Lit with 3 ... (more)
GTW 6401 leads 3 other units two of which are still in GTW blue and red, north seen just south of gaines with a 598 axle train.
Ah, if only the Armour Yellow on this visitor from the West were as pristine as the snow amidst which she waits, ferrying empty autoracks back to Detroit.
GTW's SD40s were ordered without dynamic brakes, as the road's flat profile indicated little use for them. Not much change in elevation ahead for this autorack train heading toward Detroit, past ... (more)
The sun is just about down as GTW 4916 crosses Smith Road, SE of Gaines on the Detroit Division.