Marquette Rail's Z151 rolls north on CSX rails, crossing the Grand Rapids Eastern RR diamond at Fuller. GR 2104 can be seen waiting for a signal across in the background.
GR GP38-2 #2104 makes its debut run on the Grand Rapids Eastern in new corporate colors. The engine is the former Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern #3885 and has been the engine assigned to GRE since... (more)
Y193 rolls over Plaster Creek on the City Market branch after servicing Columbian Storage Warehouse. Looks like they decided to take both shoving platforms with them!
A string of South Shore electric MU cars (train 503) hurries east towards South Bend just after sunrise.
Battered CSX 7810 leads an assortment of power and the many cars of Q389-02 west through Willow Creek, about to cross the Porter Branch diamond.
In a rare move, all 3 of the Michigan Shore's engines (GP38s 2019 and 2057 and SW1200 1216) are on the point of today's southbound freight, seen here on the outskirts of Grand Haven. This trip wil... (more)
Still looking good in the last paint job it received from the Trunk (very late 70's or early 80's would be my guess), former Grand Trunk Western GP9 #4433 is seen here on the tail track of the cin... (more)
After picking up the new West Michigan Railroad's (until recently, this was a Pioneer property) first revenue car, 1512 slowly hauls it east. Pioneer let the line deteriorate a lot over the years ... (more)
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 NS's new GP33ECOs pauses briefly under the old Pennsy CPLs on the Metra line north of CUS.
UP 1988, "The Katy" heritage engine, leads ethanol train K425 east on track 1 while a freight catches up on track 2. It was a race through Blue Island!
CFE 3885 and MMRR 24 lead a short train of empty hoppers west after working King Milling in Lowell. 24 was making its first test runs on this day after having been OOS for over a year, leaving 388... (more)
SP "Daylight" 4449 performs a run by for fans at the trackside park in Ithaca during Trainfest 2009.
WAMX 4124 and 4206 head south with a short but heavy train. In the Conrail era (and perhaps even before), this section of track was the "Carl" block.
The other surviving PM Berkshire, 1223, on display in Grand Haven at the site of the old Grand Trunk Western yard. Also on display are a PM boxcar, PM caboose, GTW caboose and the GTW coal tower.