Old 09-09-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Default Lake State Railway Update

Due to the fact that the Lake State Railway has recently undergone drastic changes, including purging their system of the classic Alcos, an update is in order.

All of the classic C425s (181, 281, 381, 1280), the M420Ws (798, 3500, 3504), RS3m 974, RS2u 469, and GP38M 371 sit dead in Saginaw, MI. RS3m 975 remains dead in Alpena.

With the arrival of the new units, the Lake State roster now looks like this (divided by paint).

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Lake State Blue
GP40M-3 1164
GP40M-3 1171
GP40M-3 1177
GP38M 2003
SD40 5921

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PhotoID: 315281
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KCS Grey
GP40M-3 1162
GP40M-3 1166
GP40M-3 1169
GP40M-3 1174
GP40M-3 1178
GP40M-3 1179

Image © Jim Guest
PhotoID: 335035
Photograph © Jim Guest

Red Paint
GP40-2 (GP40X) 4300
GP40-2 4301
GP40-2 4302

Image © Jim Guest
PhotoID: 334921
Photograph © Jim Guest

Ex: Rocky Mountain Rail Tour White and Blue
GP40-2 800
GP40-2 801
GP40-2 805

Also, due to the actions of a railfan, the LSRC/SBS is no longer railfan friendly and will allow nobody on their property.

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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Thank you for the update on the Lake State, Jim. Sad to hear all the Alcos/MLWs are parked, but even worse about the status of relations for visiting fans. They were quite nice during a visit there a little over five years ago, and I came away with a shot that is among my favorites, as 975 and 3515 were notched out for the first time of the day to head to work.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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are the alcos for sale???
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