While Michigan may be underwhelming as far as terrain changes, the GLC Northern District from Elmira north definitely goes against the grain. The roar of the locomotive charging the twisting grade... (more)
A place of lore amongst fans of the Ann Arbor RR, the former shops, now owned and operated by Great Lakes Central RR play host to some interesting operations, and can definitely keep someone busy ... (more)
While the color most of the way up to Boyne Falls, MI. was a bit flat until Kalkaska, MI. Once we were clear of Kalkaska, the color suddenly was all over, and it was spectacular everywhere we look... (more)
After switching DTE Gas in Kalkaska the train now heads back south to Walton Jct. as it rolls along Fife Lake.
Still earning it's keep during the winters, the GLC's ex Ann Arbor Snow plow waits out another fall day in Cadillac. In the near future it will be back out and put through another season of snow f... (more)
As the last of the sunlight casts over the trees, it is absorbed by the GLC Middleton Turn and the Carland Elevator. The train would stop here and drop a carload of new rail for the rehab project ... (more)
While meets on the Great Lakes Central are an absolute rarity on the mainline, especially since most sidings on the system are too short, there is a common meet: the ONTN and CSTN. These trains me... (more)
The sun rises over Selma Yard in Cadillac as the GLC CSTN works in the yard before heading out to Yuma, MI.
As a prelude to National Train Day Toledo 2014 a night photo session was held at the depot. One of the units present was GLC 399.
The GLC CSTN completes a final air test on a short cut of sand hoppers at the Wexford Sand Plant in Yuma, MI. at the end of the Western District. This train will proceed south to Clare, MI. to tra... (more)
The Great Lakes Central CSTN shuffles a few cars around in Selma Yard against a wonderful sunrise before making the journey to Yuma, MI. to pick up a cut of sand hoppers.
The Great Lakes Central CSTN resumes south to Clare, MI. after picking up a pair of empty flats from the lumber mill in downtown McBain, MI. The train will be handed off to the GLC ONTN crews and ... (more)
Despite only having 8 loads in tow, the solo GP38-2 is being pushed to the limits as it climbs the brutal Boon Hill as it heads back towards Cadillac, MI. and eventually south to Clare, MI.
With a very heavy fog hanging strong in the trees, the GLC CNTN makes its way northbound with a pair of lumber cars for Traverse City and a Methotrexate tanker bound for Kalkaska, MI.