Train L500, the Flint transfer, stops on the diamonds while the conductor throws some switches back to normal. This locomotive was a ex. GTW and seems to have been repainted fairly recentally.
GTW 4918 shoves into the day on a amazingly nice day.
After switching the yard L501 shoves back to its train with a GP9R and a SD75I, leaving Durand 501 was 103X48 cars most were picked up here. The counter part to this train was 19X3 rolling through... (more)
After completing work at Durand, this CN westbound with old and rare power throttles up as it heads west.
A fairly clean GTW Geep leads L500 from Flint into Durand yard.
SP 4449 starts its long journey back home as it pulls out of the Durand yard.
A unexpected snow squall blows through Durand as GMTX 2675 and 2663 lead a 65 car CSX grain train north heading towards the MAC elevator in Middleton.
A now retired and scrapped SD50F leads three other engines towards the yard to make a set off before heading to Chicago.
The setting sun cast a warm glow on some welded rail on the flint sub.
Two SD70macs pull east past the now missing code line. This train is destined for Consumers energy in Essexville.
CN 2668 leads CN 395, west, through Durand.
CN L500 has an old GTW unit for power today.
A BCOL unit leads this manifest through the Durand Union Station.
The late afternoon winter sun cast a warm glow on the Depot and L500. L500 is heading back to Flint after making a setout and pickup from the HESR, another railfan watches as the train rolls aroun... (more)
At 5:45 shortley after the diamonds were placed in, a signal maintainer goes about grinding the rail to replace track wires.