CN 8937 Iron Ore train snaking through Gladstone Michigan in the upper Peninsula on a cold late afternoon
Former GTW SD40-2 5937 leads Canadian National local L544 as it makes its way through a sweeping curve and approaches the yard in Gladstone, Michigan. In the background are the waters of Little Ba... (more)
A Soo Line local with a single SD40-2 for power rolls northward out of Gladstone, Michigan.
CN 1567 and 1569, former Wisconsin Central SW1500RSs handle switching chores at Gladstone, MI yard. Trains from Green Bay, WI to Sault Ste. Marie run through here, and a line to Ishpeming, MI runs... (more)
U74581-21 is pulled down the the yard board and waiting to mark up with the Desk 12 RTC to get an authority to depart Gladstone.
Travel Worn and Ready for Duty
Time has not been kind to the cosmetic appearance of Soo Line GP30 712. Faded paint and oxidation notwithstanding, the 23 year old EMD is still fully... (more)
A SD40 and GP30 are seen MUed as a consist outside of the Soo Line's two-stall roundhouse in Gladstone, Michigan. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Soo Line Geeps are seen bringing a local into the small yard in Gladstone, Michigan. Tom Golden photo.
A road-weary GP30 stands in the Soo Line’s servicing area in Gladstone, Michigan. The EMD went to Wisconsin Central before being retired in 1994.
The Soo Line’s roundhouse in Gladstone, Michigan is only two stalls in this 1986 view. Although I’m sure that the structure had quite a few more stalls in its heyday, today none of them are left. ... (more)
Soo SD40-2’s Coming and Going
A pair of Soo Line SD40-2’s idle in the servicing area at Gladstone, Michigan in August, 1986, with a fairly worn GP30 in the background. The 764 was ... (more)
A visit to the SOO yard in Gladstone, Michigan turned up an SD40-2 idling near the roundhouse. Also present were a plow and a freshly-painted wheel car.
The low afternoon sun really lights up the front of this Soo Line F unit.
Eastbound train in the early morning ready to head towards Sault Ste Marie, Mich.