One of the new Lake State slug sets works hard up the grade south out of Alpena with a hefty 57 car train 326.
One of Lake State (and it is Lake State, not "Lake States") Railway's new road slug sets leads a heavy 326 south out of Alpena.
LSRC 805, a former Rocky Mountaineer engine of the same number, leads train 326 out of Alpena, MI at Grant Street on a warm summer evening.
Lake State Railway GP40M-3 4303 leads slug 303 and the 57 cars of southbound train 326 down 10th Avenue, crossing US 23. Alpena, MI.
The LSRC's second new MEI-built slug set works hard to get its 38 loads and 9 empties up the grade and out of the Alpena area.
Tire promoting a local car repair shop frames the power of the afternoon southbound train.
Train 326 rests in the perfect evening light. The crew has just arrived from Tawas and is busy filling out the paperwork before running the train down the Huron Sub. It will take all night (and tw... (more)
By spring 2009 the LSRC's Alcos and MLWs were trail-only, but every once in a while the soon-to-be retired (now retired) engineer of the local crew would get tired of turning the power. This was p... (more)
Shades of blue.
Gone. After becoming the first railroad in the US to completely dieselize, the D&M (and successor LSRC) relied on Alco power. Currently, only one Alco (C425 1280, trailing) remains. This photo fro... (more)
In the last moments of sunlight, a lone geep leads a short train of cement out of Alpena.
Lake State Railway train 326 rolls through the fields just South of Kawkawlin, MI.
The Lake State's night road freight to Bay City slips out of Alpena as the last rays of sunlight touch the land.
Train 326 passes, "The Pump", a local bar and a great place to get a drink and watch the train leave. An observant viewer may notice that the bar is advertising two dollars off per pitcher tonight... (more)
With three different brands of locomotives in three different paint schemes, train 326 brings a new meaning to the phrase "diversity in motion".