In the early 1900's, furniture factory buildings lined the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI. A few have been renovated, a few have been demolished. One, still awaiting its fate, stands proudly ove... (more)
On its' first trip to Grand Rapids in the daylight after being painted, 3001 leads Z151 under the old Pere Marquette signal bridge at Godfrey Avenue.
Marquette Rail's 3001 shows its new paint scheme in daylight for the first time in Grand Rapids as the train arrives in CSX's Wyoming yard.
Four Union Pacific green goats catch a ride with CP's X500 as it travels through Michigan and crosses the Thornapple River trestle. The train will terminate in Montreal where 2306, 2307, 2308 and... (more)
Headed along Market St near the Amtrak depot, and saw some engines sitting at the signal between Market and the bridge over the Grand River. Headed down to Oakland Ave, hoping they were just wying... (more)
9537 heads into the evening sun with a train of empty coal cars as it nears CSX's yard in Wyoming, MI.
#24 pulls out a cut of cars next to the former Grand Rapids Eastern engine house before heading out on its morning run.
The day is drawing to a close as 2578 leads a short cut of cars back to the yard from a local industry. Here, the train is crossing through an excavation company's property while be controlled wi... (more)
After a full day of blue sky, a large storm cloud formed in the east. I drove around for about 30 minutes looking for a good angle to shoot the cloud over downtown Grand Rapids, but then I came a... (more)
#24 leads a train of covered hoppers underneath the historic arch bridge that supports College Ave. in Grand Rapids. Unfortunately, the bridge will be replaced in a year or two, and another part ... (more)
CP's X500 passes CSX's new ATCS signalling system, put into service just a week earlier.
CP's X500 heads out of CSX's Grand Rapids yard on its way to Montreal.
Cartier 17 & 18 live! Just four months after railpics member Brandon Priebe submitted an image of these two locos badly damaged, they are spotted en route to their new home somewhere in Canada lo... (more)
BNSF 7630 leads an empty coal train back to Wyoming after servicing Consumer Energy's powerplant in Essexville, MI.
CP run through heads west past the PM-era cantilever signal and warehouses at Godfrey Ave. in the old furniture city.