From atop the new signal cantilever that separates CP Clara and CP Durand, CN M397 passes by the historic Durand Union Station on a cold and very windy day (at least it seemed like it up that high... (more)
As the sun begins to settle below the horizon, the GLC OSTN throttles up and the venerable GP35's that ride on Alco trucks feel as though they have to smoke like Alcos with an Osmer bound with a 9... (more)
In the early morning hours of October 30th, CN L501 departed Flint South Yard and headed west. While passing through the town of Durand, MI., 14 cars, non-consecutively, derailed, all of which wer... (more)
While it has been hanging around Michigan in various spots, including Battle Creek, Flint, and most recently, Lansing, GTW 5936, the last SD40-2 in Burdakin Blue was picked up today at Cory Yard b... (more)
The frost that settled overnight is slowly starting to melt away, and after a pre-dawn start, an extra GLC grain train out of Oakley, MI. has cleared the toughest obstacle of the day: the CN Flint... (more)
Originally built in 1903, the Durand Union Station is a landmark to the dedication that Grand Trunk Western had to the community of Durand and to it customers. Re-built after a fire in 1905, the d... (more)
For the first time in years, Great Lakes Central had the privilege to operate run-through power on a unit grain train, this of obvious NS origin. With CSX increasing rates on cars, NS jumped in an... (more)
In the early morning hours of October 30th, CN L501 departed Flint South Yard and headed west. While passing through town, 14 cars non-consecutively, all auto racks, derailed. One car tipped over ... (more)
Shades of the 1990's as a Burdakin Blue GTW GP38-2 races south with a decent sized L514 past one of the GTW searchlights protecting Pitt Junction. These signals are on the chopping block as the ne... (more)
The last stand for searchlights at Durand has come. Effective 0800 Sunday October 11th, work will begin to cut over the new signals and take down the old searchlights that have been protecting the... (more)
A CN C40-8 waits in Durand yard for a crew change as the sun sets behind this old locomotive.
We got lucky with the sun, catching CN 396 splitting the signals at Vernon.
CN Train M393 hustles under a one-of-a-kind GTW signal with a huge lean in Durand, Michigan. PTC deadlines are quickly approaching, and this signal bridge isn't long for the world.
Canadian National Train M348 proceeds through a heavy snow storm on Super Bowl Sunday.