After servicing King Milling and Michigan Wire in Lowell, #24 scoots along on a return trip to the yard in Grand Rapids with two empty grain hoppers and one empty scrap metal gondola.
Several inches of snow fell overnight blanketing the area, creating a classic winter scene in Lowell. Here, 24 pulls several loaded grain hoppers across the Flat River trestle as the train arrive... (more)
#24 leads its train back past the old Grand River Ave. farm on this bitterly cold winter afternoon.
Seen here in a typical wedgie shot is #24 pulling 13 empty hoppers while heading west out of Lowell en route back to Grand Rapids.
A short hike through the woods and deep snow provided a view rarely seen (or captured) of #24 heading south across the old steel bridge spanning the Grand River in Lowell.
This old farm has seen tens of thousands of trains pass by over the last century, but in 2009 this is the only traffic it sees roughly three times a week. #24 is leading a short train of grain ho... (more)
A few ducks gather in the chilly water of the Thornapple River as #24 passes by with a short unit grain train for King Milling in Lowell.
The last car of a string of empty hoppers cuts through the snow as two MMRR MOW employees stand by after clearing a switch. A third continues to work on another with a backpack blower in the backg... (more)
Several days of snow and plowing have created large piles of the white stuff on this infrequently traveled line. However, the greater problem was hard packed snow and ice in between the rails and... (more)
A typical cold winter day in Michigan is seen here as #24 works loaded and empty grain hoppers in and out of King Milling. The milling company usually receives 20-30 cars a week and is the MMRR's... (more)
#24 pulls a load of covered hoppers across the Grand River with the Grand Rapids skyline in the background. A 20-story building now stands where the crane is.
MMRR 24 pulls a load of coiled steel and grain hoppers to the small town of Lowell, just east of Grand Rapids.
One cow found me more interesting than the passing train. She must not be a railfan.
In the early 1900's, furniture factory buildings lined the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI. A few have been renovated, a few have been demolished. One, still awaiting its fate, stands proudly ove... (more)
#24 pulls out a cut of cars next to the former Grand Rapids Eastern engine house before heading out on its morning run.