Great Lakes Central, Traverse City, Part One
This regional railroad, funded by Michigan, operates on a patchwork of historical lines throughout the state. The particular track seen here, crossing the Boardman River, pretty much in the center of Traverse City, was once the C&O and Pere Marquette prior to that.
The crew has just dropped an empty gondola somewhere in town to the west/south of the bridge; it will now pick up an empty center-beam car it has left nearby and run down the former Pennsylvania (former GR&I) to the main track at Walton Junction.
GLC 399 is an EMD GP38-2 built for Penn Central in 1972. Photograph by Richard Koenig; taken June 15th 2017.