It's only a matter of time before the job is finished and the 698 will be gone forever. Part of the long hood of a fallen comrade already sits near it. Photo taken with permission.
LSRC 371 sits just shy of the Long Lake Ave. road crossing.
Fellow Railpictures.net photographer John Ryan shoots train 327a as it arrives in Alpena.
The coupler probably belonged to the 698. Now it has a front row seat as the old MLW meets the torch.
So this is what it's like to be a bug....taken with permission.
Lake State Railway C425M-ac 181 approaches the Long Lake Ave. crossing. The unit will then tie down until the arrival of the inbound road freight.
Train 325 does some work in the Alpena Yard in a heavy rain.
What lucky power on such an unlucky day! Lake State Railway train 325, the Alpena yard job, carries out its duties with C425M-ac 1280 and GP40M-3 1171.
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.
GP38M 371 pulls across Long Lake Ave.
On a beautiful Spring Morning, Lake State Railway M420W 798 sits on the back wye, awaiting it's time to be put into the consist for tonights road freight.
Lake State Railway M420W 798, the city of Alpena, is seen here in the Alpena Yard on a beautiful spring evening.
Train 326 under the big tree.
Train 326 departs Alpena. The lead unit is Ex: D&M C425M 381 which was made in HO scale by Atlas.