My ol' man tosses me his M-Crew tablet and clipboard as he goes by to set out the covered hopper in the interchange for CSX to pickup. Once the engine was put away and tied down, the crew came int... (more)
An unusually beautiful winter day in West Michigan led to an otherwise perfect chase of the semi-daily Grand Rapids Eastern's run to King Milling in Lowell, with about a dozen or so hoppers bound ... (more)
GR GP38-2 #2104 makes its debut run on the Grand Rapids Eastern in new corporate colors. The engine is the former Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern #3885 and has been the engine assigned to GRE since... (more)
After working King Milling in Lowell CFE 3885 and crew preforms a air test before they head back west to Grand Rapids.
Mooooooooo honk honk.
3885 works its way east with a decent train for King Milling in Lowell seen just outside of Ada, where they will stop and work Amway.
MMRR 24 sits out a extremely cold night at the Ann St. yard in Grand Rapids. This engine has since been acquired by G&W with their purchase of Rail America.
The last engine to still wear it's Mid Michigan Paint and not G&W paint sits dead and drained outside the small engine house in Grand Rapids at the GRE. The engine is rumored to need a good amount... (more)
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)
Crossing the swollen Muskegon River, Z151-11 is about to set off the GR 3839 at Michigan Agricultural Commodities, before heading to GR to send the GLLX 4433 to interchange at CSX.
3839 lays over in Manistee on a snowy march night.
Shown west of Lowell, MI, Grand Rapids Eastern 5106 and train are returning to Grand Rapids with loads from American Bumper in Ionia. Built in August, 1970, the 5106 is ex B&O 4806, CSX 2106 and w... (more)
3839 and 3000 pull south towards town with a cut of cars for Ludington. The fall colors have just started to change in the area and would soon be in full fall color.
GR 3839 and TZPR 3000 pull around the west leg of the wye in Walhalla before heading to Ludington with a inbound train.