With the sanders on full, MQT 2044 and 2042 are in a hard pull coming into Scottville with a train of Ludington outbounds that will be set out in Walhalla. This is a shot I have had in mind for a ... (more)
Its a early damp and misty morning on the MQT as the nocturnal Z151 rolls north under the Colonial road bridge after interchanging with CSX. This bridge was slated for removal and replacement so I... (more)
MQT 2042 heading east at Cascade Peace Park with cars for King Milling in Lowell. Last day for MQT 2042 after a 5 month run as it was due to head back towards Baldwin to run on back on Marquette.... (more)
MQT 2042 heading east at Alta Dale Ave with cars for Amway in Ada and King Milling in Lowell. Last day for MQT 2042 after a 5 month run as it was due to head back towards Baldwin to run on back o... (more)
MQT's turn job arrives into Sparta MI to end out their round trip from Sparta to Baldwin and back. In a few hours the night Z151 crew will come on duty and take the train south to CSX.
After a night of heavy snow, MQT 3389 and company lead a rather long Turn train through a winter wonderland north to Baldwin where it will be handed over to the Eagle crew to be switched out.
After a long night and a decent wait for the bridge, the MQT's Meteor makes its way across the Manistee River shortly after a amazing sunrise in west Michigan.
The Manistee yard job comes around the lake and through East Lake as it heads for Stronach for a crew change. This was about the end of fall peak season and the 3000 added a nice amount of color.
MQT 2041 and 3000 lead a cut of cars from Stronach across the swing bridge and are about to enter Manistee Yard. The bridge still proudly displays a C&O logo in the middle of the bridge.
The wind howls up Oxy hill coming from Pere Marquette Lake and Lake Michigan as the Ludington Yard job finishes their day up by pulling and spotting Sargent Sand at sunset. The bitter cold and cle... (more)
After a primarily cloudy day, the sun finally breaks through just in time as the yard job shoves back to the yard past Morton salt after working American Materials and Mortons.
Marquette's Ludington yard job makes a rare afternoon run to the west end of the yard which is also the furthest west you can go on the railroad and also the end of the Ludington sub. about 30 fee... (more)
The peace is broken for the campers that are waking up at Insta-Launch for just a few moments as the night turn Meteor makes it's way back into Manistee with a pair of GP38-2's.
Four SD40's pull across the Muskegon river in Newaygo and across the biggest bridge on the railroad.
Four SD40's lug a northbound manifest train up Newaygo hill on a beautiful December morning before all the cold and snow kicked in a couple days later.