Gone. After becoming the first railroad in the US to completely dieselize, the D&M (and successor LSRC) relied on Alco power. Currently, only one Alco (C425 1280, trailing) remains. This photo fro... (more)
"City of Bay City" also known as Big Bertha sits stored outside the Roundhouse.
Alco noise stirs the quiet on the Thunder Bay River bridge as the morning train makes its way into Alpena.
There are two things that the photographer will always remember Alpena for; Alcos and trees.
Quite possibly the only place in the country where you could catch two Alco C425s elephant style.
The LSRC plow extra arrives in Alpena.
LSRC 181 leads SBS Z126 southward around a slight curve near 32nd Street in Bay City.
LSRC train 326 passes through a pristine winter scene as it climbs the grade out of Alpena. Never before has the photographer seen snow quite like this, and the alco really makes the scene.
On a beautiful November morning the photographer was lucky to catch an old Alco Century working the Alpena Yard job. According to sources the old D&M Alcos will be gone by the end of 2009.
Fall has come to Alpena, and brilliant explosions of color punctuate tree-lined streets along the Lake State Railway tracks. Today's southbound train is led by Alco C425 181, and it is doubtful th... (more)
LSRC train 326 departs Alpena with a classic Alco in the lead. This is one of the few spots in the Alpena area that you can get fall color and trains in the same shot. For some reason all the best... (more)
I love it when they put the Alcos up front! LSRC train 326 awaits its crew in the Alpena Yard. Taken with permission.
An awesome Alco-MLW-EMD consist rocks around Death Curve. The curve was nicknamed Death Curve by local railfans because of the way the trains rock around the curve.
Back from the dead. After catching fire on the Mackinac Sub. last week LSRC 181 leads train 327a into Alpena in the sweet morning light. I'm very glad to see that this old girl isn't gone.
A pan shot of an aging Alco.