CSXT 3062 (along with CSXT 5006) is bringing up the rear of 130 coal loads, helping to push train N910 up and over East Saugatuck Hill en route to West Olive. Just prior to cresting the hill, the... (more)
3062 rolls light through a tunnel of orange en route to helper duty. The locomotive (and trailing unit CSXT 5006) will meet a coal train a few miles to the south (railroad west) at Wells siding i... (more)
987 & 988 arrived in Grands Rapids on their maiden run back on Christmas Eve. After returning east for one job, they then came back to West Michigan where they've been exclusively on pusher duty ... (more)
6252 and 8869 grind hard as the pushers on this 130-car coal train as it crawls slowly up East Saugatuck Hill on a colorful fall afternoon. Vantage point courtesy of a 50 ft tall tree. :-)
"The fishin's good!" Two fishermen test their luck in the lazy flowing water of the Kalamazoo River as 8882 leads BNSF 9198 and a loaded coal drag through this peaceful scene. I thought the youn... (more)
Fresh snow covers the rails as 6177 leads an empty coal drag into the siding to allow an oncoming train to pass.
518 leads a loaded coal train through the snow covered scenery of the Kalamazoo River valley.
6069 heads into the late afternoon sunshine with a load of empty coal hoppers en route to Wyoming.
"Frozen fog" blankets the trees and other foliage on this cold morning in west Michigan. The morning sun burned off the fog exposing the this frosty scene shortly before BNSF 6141 rolled along wi... (more)
BNSF 6141 leads coal train D801 across the CSX swing bridge in St. Joseph, MI.