Train 327a works the yard shortly after sunrise. It's comforting to know that since this photo was taken, the Lake State has been busy repairing it's track.
Fellow railfans venturing to Michigan in July for trainfest may want to pay the Lake State Railway a visit. Consists like this one can be found a few short hours from Owosso.
A discarded spike, left over from when the railroad removed an unnecessary switch, stands guard at C425M 381 awaits her crew. Both soldiers once worked day and night to keep the traffic moving on ... (more)
Gaylord was the center of my consulting career during this time, and my first month of encounters with the D&M were around Grayling-Gaylord-Alpena. Threatening skies herald the first significant s... (more)
Gaylord was the center of my consulting career during this time, and my first month of encounters with the D&M were around Grayling-Gaylord-Alpena. I had heard this guy on the radio, but went bli... (more)
Almost hidden by the trees from the road on the back side of the engine.
LSRC 281 pulls out from behind the aging sign shop on a beautiful August evening.
A classy Alco leads train 326 through downtown Alpena. If you look to the right of the crossbuck you can see my secondary camera set up for taking video.
LSRC C425M 281 leads train 326 into the "cheater's street running" section of 10th ave. A model of the 281 in D&M decals was released by Atlas Model Railroading in HO scale.
Train 325 (the Alpena Yard job) has just put together the consist for train 326 which now awaits its crew to take it South to Bay City.
Train 326 passes a small building as it heads for downtown Alpena and points south.
Alco C425M 381 pulls a short 9 car train 326 across the Thunder Bay River and out of Alpena.