Its a early damp and misty morning on the MQT as the nocturnal Z151 rolls north under the Colonial road bridge after interchanging with CSX. This bridge was slated for removal and replacement so I... (more)
Marquette Rail's Trio of SD40-2's highballs south towards Grand Rapids and goes through the Roller Coaster of hills in Grant and does some drift busting as they crest another hill.
MQT 3001 sports new paint as MQT 3389 looking sharp in the early fall colors.
Bill and Marshall Beecher grab their shots of Marquette's Z151 as it passes under the historic Colonial Ave overpass. The train is making its second pass after doubling the hill due to rain and w... (more)
3001 leads half a train uphill out of the Muskegon River valley, south of Newaygo. Rain and leaves created a challenge on an earlier hill in their journey, so doubling this hill was a no-brainer.... (more)
Couldn't believe the cop ticketed the little girl for standing on the tracks.... ok, maybe not. Marquette Rail's Santa Train stops in Grant for crowds to gather around Santa and his elves.
A derailment from a few nights before gets buried just a little bit deeper as the GMTX 2648 shoves through headed for Grand Rapids.
The Plow Extra blasts through the south end of Grant burying a derailment of tank cars that had broke loose of their hand breaks and drifted to disaster a few days prior.
The Marquette Rail plow extra busts through the State St. crossing in Grant and throws snow everywhere.
Marquette Rail Santa Train - Ah, heading out of Grant, the snow really started to come down. I knew I wanted to catch them up at Mundy Ave, and thought I had plenty of time to catch them here, so ... (more)
A primed 3002 leads Marquette Rail's Z151 by a historical landmark from the days of steam.