The Michigan Northern quit operating in 1987 after failed attempts to save the railroad. The Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad took over a small portions of the State owned trackage, that Michigan ... (more)
An eclectic collection of Baldwins & Alcos sit outside the Michigan Northern Cadillac locomotive terminal. The Michigan Northern struggled to find enough quality power in the mid 1970's to operate... (more)
A doomed entity on its own, the Michigan Northern is pretty much summed up in this photo. Contracted in 1976 by the State of Michigan to operate the former Grand Rapids & Indiana line, the MIGN co... (more)
MIGN 1553, ex Long Island RR 1554 was off the roster the following month. From my slide collection by C TILLCOCK.
Another oldie from the little yellow boxes! I don't know if the pair of Sharks were ever officially owned by MN, but they did spend a summer or two traipsing back and forth from Cadillac to either... (more)
MIGN RS-2 1501 ex GB&W.
From my slide collection by Joseph R Quinn.
MIGN RF-16 1216 & 1205 along with RS-2 1501 switch the Michigan Northern Ry Cadillac yard. Note the jugs of oil on the walkway of RS-2 1501!!
From my slide collection photo by Mr BAILEY.
Repainted & ready to ship to MI, Michigan Northern RS-2 1501 sits out side the GB&W roundhouse. MIGN #1501 was ex GB&W #304.
From my slide collection by FRANCIS J WIENER.
The railroad to become history within a couple of years, Michigan Northern's ex-TP&W geeps are ideal candidates for a Christmas setting.
MIGN GP7 1603 leads a south bound train of mostly covered hoppers full of casting sand for Ford Moter Co.
MN's "Bay Express" heads for Charlevoix on trackage recently given up by the C&O.
Two SEMTA geeps lead the "Elephant Express" out of Mackinaw City. Power and passenger cars were loaned by Detroit's SEMTA commuter agency. The railroad carferry "Chief Wawatam" is visible in the u... (more)
MIGN GP-7 1601 leads a south bound train of mostly Northwest lumber from across the Straits of Mackinac to Grand Rapids MI.
MIGN GP7 1603 has a mix of passenger cars & freight as it works it way south of Kalkaska MI.