Amtrak’s Père Marquette crosses the Kalamazoo River in New Richmond, MI., on a beautiful autumn morning.
Charging by the pointless arrow. Amtrak Train 350 (Wolverine) departs the Detroit, MI station on a very cold Tuesday, February 21, 2020. These trains operate with an SC-44 charger at each end with... (more)
Amtrak is back after a nearly 3 month hiatus due to COVID-19. After wyeing the consist for the morning departure, the crew walks back to the office to mark off. The crew told me that they are happ... (more)
Amtrak 352 is arriving into their station stop in Royal Oak.
Amtrak only has a pair of Wolverine service trains operating due ridership dropping after COVID 19.
Amtrak 350 has arrived at their final destination of Pontiac, Michigan with a Siemens SC-44 leader.
Amtrak 355 is heading west toward Chicago as they pass thru Dearborn.
Amtrak SC-44 "Charger" 4630 leads an Amtrak Midwest service train (in this case, Michigan service) into the station at Troy. The train originated in Chicago, passed through Detroit, and ... (more)
Wolverine service 353 from Pontiac (MI) to Chicago (IL) passes a diamond next to Kalamazoo station. The former BO Tower is out of service.
After a station stop and crew change at Battle Creek, Train 350 crosses over at CP Rose. In the 1980's, the Grand Trunk and Conrail combined the two lines through town. The Michigan Line joins the... (more)
B&O tower in Kalamazoo is on the hit list to be fazed out sometime soon. Some kind of crazy agreement with the NS and Amtrak, gives an awesome retirement job to a few operators that get to watch a... (more)
Train 353, the St. Clair
The last westbound Wolverine of the day, 359, heads into the setting sun past BO Tower. The tower is one of two remaining manned interlocking towers in Michigan.
Amtrak 355 is resuming their trip west after completing a station stop in Dearborn. Construction is underway to add a second mainline between Wayne and Dearborn to increase capacity for Amtrak an... (more)
A late arriving Amtrak 359 is pulling into the classic station in Jackson, Michigan.
Amtrak 353 had just departed from its station stop at Royal Oak the morning after a foot of snow descended upon the Detroit area.