Lake State Railway train 303 heads for Grayling, passing the stone Michigan Central depot at Standish, MI. Both 974 and the former PRR caboose adjacent to the depot wear Detroit & Mackinac paint ... (more)
A pair of veteran units lead a ballast train.
Train 326 under the big tree.
LSRC 974 leads four units out of the yard in Bay City on its way to points in Northern Michigan.
973 slowly makes its way along the line to Grayling as it heads into the setting sun, passing MP 34. I imagine this is typically a long night for the crew as speeds rarely seemed to exceed 10mph.
974 puts on a good "Alco" show while departing Pinconning with a relatively long train for Grayling.
The Lake State Railway is always a good bet for some interesting consists and this day would prove that true as RS3M #974 leads a GP38M and two M420W’s on the run north towards Pinconning and ot... (more)
The Lake State Railway is always a good bet for some interesting consists and this day would prove that true as RS3M #974 leads a GP38M and two M420W’s on the daily run north towards Pinconning ... (more)
Nose view of RS3m 974.
One of the few RS3's that had its nose cut and a 12-251-C engine put in by Morrison Knudson prepares to leave on train 326. This is that last unit left in the old D&M "Turtle" scheme. It's sister,... (more)
Train 326 in the Alpena Yard, today powered with an Alco RS3m.
Two Alcos smoke it up lightly as they cross the bridge.