Q334 starts it's trip across Michigan as it departs Grand Rapids with a final destination of Stanley yard in Toledo OH. A former Conrail SD60M leads a leaser on this rather large train that for on... (more)
Shortly before dawn, Amtrak's "Pere Marquette" takes a spin on the wye before departing for Chicago.
Today's Y106 with road power heads east across Thornapple River as it heads for Elmdale where they will run around their train and then head back west to work Alto,
Amtrak 371 the Pere Marquette loads it's passengers at the old Amshack in Grand Rapids before sunrise. This was the final days of old station before the train moved a few blocks to the east to a b... (more)
West side yard job pulling some loads out of Padnos. Bunch of autos turning around and around in front of me as the rest of this train is blocking the road just to the left of my position.
A late running Q335 with a CEFX blue bird and a CSX SD80MAC roll into Grand Rapids and are just a few miles from their destination.
303 is all doubled up and pulls south as they wait for a track authority south.
In the early morning light MMRR 24 doubles up it's eastbound train for King Milling in Lowell. Due to only having one engine and King Milling's business increasing the crew would have to make two ... (more)
A late arriving Q335 passes under the eastbound signal at Godfrey. The days are numbered on this old school C&O style signal bridge, as CSX continues it's signal replacements on the old Pere Marqu... (more)
CSX 9156 a RCO drone works the east end of Wyoming yard with a GP38-2. The 9156 now sits off of the back lead awaiting to be scrapped along with many HBO cars, a RCO sled and a Chessie caboose.
With downtown Grand Rapids in the background Z151 creeps towards CSX's Wyoming yard just a few thousand feet ahead.
MQT 3389 leads Z151 through Grand Rapids as it heads for the CSX.
Late running 326 heads east out of Grand Rapids with a good clip of snow billowing out around it. 326/327 no longer run east of GR and was truncated to a Chicago/GR run.
Z151 rolls under the signals at Godfrey as it approaches Wyoming yard and the CSX interchange.
MQT 3389 leads GR 3839, MQT 3390 and MQT 3391 across the Grand River on a moody fall afternoon. The train has completed work at CSX's Wyoming Yard and is heading back through Grand Rapids to Bald... (more)