Back in the summer of 2008, visitors to the Lake State Railway could routinely expect to see all-Alco and MLW lead trains, such as the northbound to Alpena, pictured here crossing the Thunder Bay ... (more)
Ridin' in style.
With the sudden death of Jim George, owner of the Lake State Railway, the road's small fleet of Alco and MLW diesels face an uncertain future. In this photo from 2008, two engines are nestled in t... (more)
Lake State Railway train 326 rolls through the fields just South of Kawkawlin, MI.
The Lake State's night road freight to Bay City slips out of Alpena as the last rays of sunlight touch the land.
Lake State Railway 1166 and 281 team up to power the Z126 local through Bay City. There was only two cars that needed to be brought back to Saginaw that afternoon.
The engineer aboard LSRC 1178 is backing a set of grain empties into the siding at the Peavey Elevator located just north of Saginaw.
A detail shot of two Barber S2 trucks at dawn.
Train 326 passes, "The Pump", a local bar and a great place to get a drink and watch the train leave. An observant viewer may notice that the bar is advertising two dollars off per pitcher tonight... (more)
LSRC 381 leads Saginaw Bay Southern train Z126 as it approaches Michigan Avenue in Bay City on trackage formerly operated by CSX.
Saginaw Bay Southern train Z127 is southbound on the Saginaw Subdivision as it heads to McGrew Yard in Flint to interchange cars with the tracks former owners, CSX.
Ever wonder what an engineer sees? Well here's the controls to an ex:TFM GP40. Viewers may notice the blue light on the locomotive, which tells employees that workers are currently working on the ... (more)
Train 327a works the yard shortly after sunrise. It's comforting to know that since this photo was taken, the Lake State has been busy repairing it's track.
With three different brands of locomotives in three different paint schemes, train 326 brings a new meaning to the phrase "diversity in motion".
An aging MLW leads train 327a through the streets of Alpena on a gloomy June morning.