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Top rated - Kalamazoo Area 2004-2008
CN GP9R #4618CN921, with former GTW GP9R #4618, switches boxcars at LC Howard, Kalamazoo, MI. This facility is jointly switched by NS B-0-K, and CN921. To line to the right on the embankment is the old PRR mainline, today Norfolk Southern's Upjohn Industrial track. April 10, 2008.GP30M421655555
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Conrail GP40-2 #3066Conrail painted GP40-2 leads sequential sister GP40-2 #3067 and a 9 car B-1-G local westbound across the Kalamazoo River Bridge toward BO Tower. The switch in the foreground is the Harris Crossover. The tankcars go to Lawton and are the bread and butter of this westward run, while the single 50' boxcar is destined for Niles. February 5, 2008.GP30M421655555
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Amtrak Beech GroveAmtrak company observation car "Beech Grove" brings up the markers on the tail end of westbound train 353, the Lake Cities, shown departing the station at Kalamazoo, MI. April 9, 2008.GP30M421644444
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BNSF ES44DC #7585Burlington Northern Santa Fe "Swoosh" ES44DC #7585 adds a touch of color to the power at the headend of manifest 38J as it heads east on track 2 passing Botsford Yard in Kalamazoo, MI, near the Pumphouse Switch. Just a short distance up the line, the front part of the train - the Kalamazoo setoff - will be uncoupled and backed into the yard before the train continues east to Jackson and Wayne on the old MC mainline. February 12, 2008.GP30M421644444
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Conrail GP38-2 #5262Unusual "Operation Lifesaver" scheme GP38-2 #5262 mingles with other Conrail painted power on the old roundhouse leads at the west end of Kalamazoo's Botsford Yard in the morning sunshine. This is a bastion for Conrail painted GP40-2s, and this 38-2 adds some variety to the usual assortment of locomotives based here. It worked for a few weeks on local B-17 before being sent back to Elkhart and elsewhere on the NS System. January 30th, 2008.GP30M421644444
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Conrail GP40-2 #3024Northbound manifest 36E is approaching the crossing at Mosel Ave. on the north side of Kalamazoo, on it's daily trek from Elkhart up to Grand Rapids. Can-opener GP40-2 #3024 had the leading honors on this snowy February 14, 2008.GP30M421633333
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