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Photo ID: 463703

By 2007 I was no longer shooting many slides in my home area as most trains ran under cover of darkness or against the sun. On rare occasions CN 412 would fall well off schedule and if by some mir... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6106
Train ID: CN 412
Photo Date: February 16, 2007


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 460476

On a frigid March morning train 911 is Chicago bound at Gilchrist with 76 cars powered by 2203A,747 and 213A. Thirteen days to the first day of "spring" and nothing could have seemed farther away ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2203A
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: March 07, 1979


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Nov 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 420932

Soo 747, MNS 41 and Soo 550 wander through some April snow at Gilchrist on a short train 909. Ahead lay meets with trains 910 at Swift and 912 at Isabella plus pick-ups at Gulliver, Manistique and... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 747
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: April 11, 1985


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 420350

WC 3005, AC 1754, WC 3014,3023,6595 roll SOGBA through Gilchrist with an overpowered 37 car train as spring nears in Upper Michigan. This was the normal location for the AC F's for the few years t... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 3005
Train ID: WC SOGBA
Photo Date: March 15, 1999


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 06, 2013

Views: 1,919
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Photo ID: 420347

Soo 755 and 4411 on train 909 pass through Gilchrist with 75 cars. December is normally a very cloudy month in Upper Michigan and when you add in the fact that it gets down to less than nine hours... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 755
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: December 11, 1982


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 06, 2013

Views: 1,970
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Photo ID: 401257

Here is another view of the head on wreck at Gilchrist - see photo 401114 for more details.

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 6600
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 1982


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jun 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 401114

A head on wreck caused by one train overrunning the meet at Gilchrist. I heard on the radio that "2 westbound trains collided head on" (accuracy in the media!) so I highballed across the border (I... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 4408
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 1982


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jun 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 385706

A train that I probably wouldn't have bothered with five years earlier was this westbound. Clouds were filling the sky, but by late 1979 the handwriting was on the wall for the Soo F-unit fleet. Q... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 212B
Train ID: Soo X-212B West
Photo Date: November 02, 1979


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 365857

Crew on SD40-2 NO.770 observes the charred remains of SD40-2 NO. 6600. Trains 909 and 910 had collided head on the previous day when 910 neglected to take a siding. Crews jumped before the collisi... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 6600
Train ID: Soo 900
Photo Date: July 13, 1982


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By: Ron Cady

Added: Jun 12, 2011

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Photo ID: 364111

WC 3026, 7510 depart west out of the Gilchrist pass after meeting a eastbound on the evening of March 11, 2001.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 3026
Train ID: WC OACTI
Photo Date: March 11, 2001


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 23, 2011

Views: 2,814
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Photo ID: 362580

Another wild WC consist from 1999, GP30 2252 leads F9B 1761, F45 6656, and SDL39 583 eastbound with 56 cars near Gilchrist.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 2252
Train ID: WC GBSOA
Photo Date: March 15, 1999


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 06, 2011

Views: 2,505
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Photo ID: 362289

Soo 4402,555 work out of the west end of the Gilchrist siding and over County Road H40. After getting back on the main the rear end crew will realign the switch for the main and this job will be o... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 4402
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: February 10, 1983


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 03, 2011

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Photo ID: 359904

Not popular with the crews Soo's small fleet of U30C's never spent much time in Upper Michigan after their first couple years of service. They were slow to load, rough riding and were prone to mec... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 806
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: July 14, 1978


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 10, 2011

Views: 3,459
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Photo ID: 359692

WC train 35 with 1502,6527 has just heard that his westbound counterpart is in the siding at Gilchrist and the switches are lined and locked main to main. With that little bit of information the e... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: WC 1502
Train ID: WC 35
Photo Date: October 26, 1996


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 08, 2011

Views: 2,119
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Photo ID: 358791

CN trains operating into and out of Sault Ste. Marie run mainly at night especially during the shorter days of winter, so it is a rare treat to be able to get good light on a train in most of my o... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2685
Train ID: CN 412
Photo Date: March 15, 2009


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 31, 2011

Views: 2,357
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Favorited: 4
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