RailPictures.Net Photo: WAMX 4017 Grand Elk Railroad EMD GP40-2LW at Vistula, Indiana by Ray Peacock heartlandrails.com
 
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» Grand Elk Railroad (more..)
» EMD GP40-2LW (more..)
» Grand Elk CP 14 (more..)
» Vistula, Indiana, USA (more..)
» December 29, 2009
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» WAMX 4017 (more..)
» 501 (more..)
» Ray Peacock heartlandrails.com (more..)
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The Grand Elk local exits the controlled siding at CP14 just over the Michigan-Indiana state line, headed timetable south for work in nearby Bristol. This CTC dates back to NYC's modernization of the Air Line Branch into a high speed freight main from Jackson MI to Elkhart IN in 1958, combining parts of NYC predecessor lines, and has served four Class 1 masters before Watco took over operations as the Grand Elk RR in 2009. Most of the Air Line trackage in Michigan was ripped up by Conrail by 1980. For a is a nifty web read on that '50's upgrade click here.
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