Railroad carferry Chief Wawatam smokes up St Ignace as it heads for the dock. The Wawatam burned coal ... and was hand-fired. A Detroit and Mackinac boxcar is visible in the ship's bow area.
Two SEMTA geeps lead the "Elephant Express" out of Mackinaw City. Power and passenger cars were loaned by Detroit's SEMTA commuter agency. The railroad carferry "Chief Wawatam" is visible in the u... (more)
Freshly repainted M420 3571 is in charge of a short southbound train out of Alpena.
Lake State RS-3 975 is busy shuffling cars at the LaFarge cement plant.
Clean and sleek NS F's rest at night at the former PRR station.
Clean, new power and a uniform train of new KCS hoppers made for a great railfanning day in the Rich Mountain area.
The setting sun makes a wonderful glint shot as this excursion concludes its daylight duties.
Railroad car ferry "Chief Wawatam" awaits the arrival of the Soo Line train from Trout Lake as the early morning sun rises.
These beautiful locomotives were especially photogenic in winter. This photo was taken shortly after the Wisconsin Central acquisition. Note the WC heralds on the nose.
The steel city still hosts much rail activity.
The "Chief" approaches the Mackinw City dock to be swirched by the D&M Railway.
The two sections of the "Canadian" are broken apart for their Montreal and Toronto destinations under frigid conditions.
Westbound train leaves Alpena for the Paxton shale quarry seven miles distant. Line was torn out in the late 1990's.
Southbound freight has just braved the snows of Vanderbilt Hill north of Gaylord.