The Grand Elk heads west into Elkhart yard with a pair of reassigned WSOR SD40-2s.
Northbound Grand Elk road freight to Kalamazoo departs Elkhart in the late afternoon passing under the NYC signal bridge on borrowed time.
Grand Elk train 302 from Kalamazoo arrives Elkhart as it passes under the NYC style G bridge at CP 421 and the Amtrak depot. The signal project on the Chicago Line is working its way west fast wit... (more)
1066 sits out a cool night on the Grand Elk as it waits for it's grain train to be loaded.
WSOR 4076 the lone wolf on 302 screams by the NS 1066 that is at the Grain Elevator in White Pigeon on a cool November evening.
After interchanging with the NS the 4002 heads back north for Kalamazoo.
Shortly after sunrise a southbound 302 with the WSOR 4077 rolls through Three Rivers and Across the St. Joseph River as it heads for the Interchange with the NS at Elkhart.
My last spot in the Chase was just south of Schoolcraft where the train is back to running track speed. Nice to see some WSOR power in Michigan and being able to chase on a nice day!
After snaking through town, 302 is notched out as they climb up hill and try to get back up to track speed.
Minus the Watco GP this could be just another winters day in Wisconsin, well for now. But instead 4077 is one of two WSOR SD40's sent to the GDLK in the last week or two to help get freight moving... (more)
WSOR 4077 and GDLK 4002 lead train 302 south through Kalamazoo and is crossing the Amtrak Michigan line just around the corner. 302 is bound for the NS at Elkhart IN. The Grand Elk is very power s... (more)
Grand Elk 302, having nearly completed its run to Elkhart and back, rolls past a glassy Kalamazoo River as it approaches Botsford Yard, its home terminal.