The 8952 had led M396 out of Champagne but after some minor mechanical issues had to be put in trail in Battle Creek. After spinning the power on the Wye, the crew ties back onto the train left o... (more)
The "OTHER" UP 4018. Until I looked it up I had not realized that one of the BIG BOYs is also the UP 4018. Well this is the Not so Cool one. East bound for Battle Creek this UP 4018 le... (more)
Fresh out of Re-Build, the CN 3301 and 3300 lead M396 East into Battle Creek. Stopped for traffic ahead Conductor Almeda attempts to clean sand overflow off of the nose. Both engines had an abund... (more)
CN 3301 stops at Watkins Road near Battle Creek as it is stacked in behind two other trains waiting to Yard.
The Conductor is on the ground to perform a Roll By inspection of the passing M 399.
The CN 3008, IC Heritage Engine leads M396 Eastward by the Battle Creek Amtrak Station located between CN GORD and CN ROSE control points. M396 is about to roll into Battle Creek yard for a Set a... (more)
Conductor Joe Carny readys for a set-off in Battle Creek Yard.