After stopping in Grand Rapids for a crew change, N956 continues on its way east to an Essexville power plant with the help of two GP38-2s pushers. About two miles remain before the job is comple... (more)
After stopping in Grand Rapids for a crew change, N956 continues on its way east to an Essexville power plant with the help of two GP38-2s pushers.
9466 brings up the rear of a loaded coal train as it climbs the hill out of the Kalamazoo River valley. The 130-car train is at a crawl as the head end is just reaching the crest of the hill whil... (more)
The setting sun glints off the front of 2610 as it helps to push the 130-car-long coal drag over the historic Thornapple River bridge.
This coal train is being led by an AC4400 and SD70MAC, but the 130 loaded coal cars were just too much for them to get up the grade out of Grand Rapids. To the rescue was 2610, and even with this... (more)
5615 leads a loaded coal drag through the small town of Coloma on a beautiful winter morning.
Eastbound BNSF led coal train heading out of Grand Rapids, MI, after a short stop in the Wyoming yard. I was fortunate with the timing on this one with a lower angled, early afternoon sun and the... (more)