It is an unusually warm and sultry autumn morning. Three GP40's, basking in the hazy brilliance of the rising sun, have just brought in the northbound road freight.
After a night's travel, train 301 has completed yet another Alpena to Bay City trip and is shoving into North Yard.
A GP40 duo handles the 301 job as it approaches the Independence Bridge. The train is almost to it's destination of North Yard with newly acquired open hoppers for gravel.
The daily south bound 301 job cruises around the curve at Defoe Park in Bay City, Michigan.
To some, the CB&Q at first glance, LSRC 4301 leads train 301 through Bay City.
Wearing colors reminiscent of the CB&Q, LSRC 4301 leads the southbound night freight passing the historic Harrisville depot.
A quick thaw and three straight days of heavy rain caused the worst flooding Alpena has seen since 1998. Although the floods have since subsided, much of the land is still saturated with water. He... (more)