MQT 3001 sports new paint as MQT 3389 looking sharp in the early fall colors.
The MQT 3001 got some New Paint and a new number. MQT 3389 leads Z151 for the CSX in Grand Rapids.
Bill and Marshall Beecher grab their shots of Marquette's Z151 as it passes under the historic Colonial Ave overpass. The train is making its second pass after doubling the hill due to rain and w... (more)
3001 leads half a train uphill out of the Muskegon River valley, south of Newaygo. Rain and leaves created a challenge on an earlier hill in their journey, so doubling this hill was a no-brainer.... (more)
Marquette train Z151 rolls along a branch of the Muskegon River just moments before passing through Newaygo, MI.
Double-Up- It's been years since I've seen a train double-up a hill, voluntarily... This Marquette Rail crew, squeaked up into Brohman, in rain and leaves a few miles back, making the decision to ... (more)
Got a heads up that Marquette Rail would be running on a Sunday, 6am call time out of Baldwin, MI. Had most of the day free to do whatever, so got up early, and headed north at 7:15am. Here's them... (more)
A rare nighttime Z151 crosses the Grand River with an ex GT high nose GP9 in tow.
A swan floats gracefully through what was just moments before a very peaceful winter scene. The amount of power on this train reflects what was necessary that day, as it was well over 100 cars lo... (more)
Z151 slowly pulls out of the yard and approaches the swing bridge that connects East Lake to Lake Michigan.
Z151 rolls through the small village of Newaygo and across the Muskegon River as they continue their journey northward to Baldwin.
After a plow cleared several inches of powder off of Hall Rd, 2652 had a good sized snow bank to blast through as it paced along M37. 2535 and 3001 complete the consist ahead of a long freight on... (more)
Late in the day, a young angler tests his luck in the lazy flowing water of the Muskegon River while 3001 leads a train of mixed freight northward.
2635 belches heavy exhaust as she leads a train of mixed freight up the grade through Comstock Park, MI.
A primed 3002 leads Marquette Rail's Z151 by a historical landmark from the days of steam.