MQT's turn job arrives into Sparta MI to end out their round trip from Sparta to Baldwin and back. In a few hours the night Z151 crew will come on duty and take the train south to CSX.
The 3389 and three other SD40-2's are on the north side of Sparta just after sunrise waiting to head north to Baldwin and return.
Z151 is departing, Sparta with a 14000T train for the CSX after doubling it all together here in Sparta.
The newly painted MQT 3389, former MQT 3001, crosses Nash Creek in Sparta, Michigan.
The Marquette Rail plow extra makes some more work for the Kent County Road Commission plows as it clears the Sparta Ave. crossing.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus prepare to disembark and greet the crowd of excited children.
Marquette Rail's 3001 illuminates the side of a lonely hopper as it comes around a curve in the middle of some late-night switching. This time exposure both captured the lowering of the gates at ... (more)