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)
Z151 is departing, Sparta with a 14000T train for the CSX after doubling it all together here in Sparta.
A large 151 heads south down Newaygo hill as snow starts to fly again. The train will cross the Muskegon river just behind me.
Z151 rolls into White Cloud on this 18 degree day as it starts around the sharp curve in town that used to be part of a wye that broke off and went west to Fremont and Muskegon, South to Grand Rap... (more)
Z151 screams south on a sunny winters day as they head for Grand Rapids with all 3 of MQT's SD40-2's.
Marquette Rail's Trio of SD40-2's highballs south towards Grand Rapids and goes through the Roller Coaster of hills in Grant and does some drift busting as they crest another hill.
Z151 with a trio of SD40-2's is throttled out as it climbs Kopje Hill and will struggle to make the top of the hill with a at tonnage train on the draw bars but will successfully make it over.
3389 leans into the Curve at MP 67 on a Beautiful day as it heads south for Grand Rapids MI with a massive train.
NREX 5418 switches in Baldwin before gathering a outbound train and heading south. 5418 spent several years on the NSM in MN before being stored in Dixmoor IL for a couple more years. It is now on... (more)
NREX 3181 notches out of a slow order and will try to tackle Kopje Hill where they will end up stalling.
NREX 3181, MQT 3390 and NREX 5418 lead a massive Z151/Turn train south towards Grand Rapids seen a few miles north of Lilley.
With downtown Grand Rapids in the background Z151 creeps towards CSX's Wyoming yard just a few thousand feet ahead.
MQT 3389 leads Z151 through Grand Rapids as it heads for the CSX.
MQT 3391, 3390 and 3389 former GLLX 3003, 3002 and 3001 are about to depart Ludington yard with a very heavy outbound train for the CSX.
Z151 rolls under the signals at Godfrey as it approaches Wyoming yard and the CSX interchange.