Lake State Alco C-425M switches Industries on the East Side of the Saginaw River.
With locals waving, the northbound Alpena-bound night freight is powered by an Alco C-425--a unit whose days are likely numbered on the LSRC. With the new flash equipment, I engaged the assistance... (more)
Cab shot of LSRC 1280 "The Blue Devil"
LSRC Train 301 is working the yard near Bay City to build a train with cars bound for Northern Michigan.
Before the former TM/FURX GP40s had a firm grasp on the Lake State they used just about anything on trains running on what was the CSX trackage including the 1280, which has just picked up three l... (more)
LSRC Train 301, The Bay City local is switching the yard and will soon depart for Wenona Yard to pick up cars from the Huron and Eastern. The 1280 was acquired in December 1980 by the Detroit and ... (more)
LSRC 1280 and 798 are backing over Wilder Road and into North Bay City yard.
LSRC 1280 leads an eastbound freight past one of the many marinas along the Saginaw River in Bay City, Michigan.
A matched pair of LSRC Alcos pull South at Franklin Street. Elevation for the shot was gained by standing ontop of my van.
Matching sets of Lake State blue are getting harder to find on the Huron Sub. as the new GP40M-3s (painted in TFM) tend to dominate the line. It's always a treat to get an Alco leading.
Alcos still roam on the Lake State but for how much longer? Nobody knows but for now I am pleased to catch my good old buddy #1280 leaded a train out of Alpena in the late evening.
Alco Centuries can still be found in northern Michigan in 2008. Here C-425 NO. 1280 trundles down the center of Alpena's Tenth Street.
Lake State Railway train 327a pulls off of the "cheater's street running". My railfan van (used for elevation at times) can be seen to the left of the train.
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 326 pulls off of the "cheaters street running" and onto the approach for the Thunder Bay River Bridge. If you look on the left side of the photo you can see my railfan mobile. The crew has a... (more)