GLC 397 punches a hole through some nice fall color, rocketing north on the old Ann Arbor main. This geep would, a month later, meet its fate in an accident to the north, and today is being parted... (more)
A pair of Great Lakes Central's ex. MRL SD35's lead a long ONTN as it cruises north through Carland, Michigan and passes by the old Carland Elevator building. The majority of the cars are bound fo... (more)
For all of its active life as a station and interlocking tower, the Clare Depot sat in the wye between Ann Arbor and C&O mains. Today, it has been moved down the C&O a ways and further from the tr... (more)
A pair of former MRL SD35's lead the Great Lakes Central's OSTN as it departs out of Owasso, Michigan and heads north towards Cadillac. In the background is the former Woodard Furniture Company bu... (more)
A pair of ex-MRL SD35's leads the Great Lakes Central's ONTN as it heads north on a foggy morning and passes through the center of town in Ashley, Michigan.
Big Little Shortline.
While some railroads have been struggling from Pandemic-related limitations, Great Lakes Central has been acquiring more power and gaining customers this year. But at the ... (more)
After swapping trains with the Cadillac South Turn, the Owosso job winds through Alma, approaching the Pine River.
GLC ONTN Pulls into Rosebush to make a pick up of loaded grain cars.
After switching at the MAC elevator in Middleton 393 tanks a small cut of tanks back east towards Ashley and will then head south for Owosso just before sunset.
393 leads a cut of empty TSBY grain cars down the Middleton branch.
In blizzard like conditions GLC ONTN departs Owosso for Clare where it will drop off it's train for the Cadillac crew and pick up the southbound cars left by the Cadillac crew.
The snow has just about ended for the day as the ONTN throttles out of Ithaca with a fist pump from the conductor who is a good friend of mine.
This makes up for the lousy winter we have had in Pittsburgh so far this year. I made a trip back home to chase my good friends on the GLC and i got lucky as a large snow storm dumped several inch... (more)
GLC's Clare turn returns towards Owosso through some fresh snow and hits a small snow drift at Mile post 111 four miles north of the GLC shops.