As of 4/24/2003 CMGN
welcomes a new engine to it's roster Ex-BN Unit 5086 was pulled into Bay
City at 5:00pm. The C30-7 will either be repaired or will be parted
out to make CM's other mothballed C30-7 (#5075) active.
Central Michigan Railroad sells (or leased out) it's
GP-9 units. 9210
was sold and now resides in Indiana. 9209 was sold (or leased) to
Rail America, whom within 2 weeks of taking delivery had
a major mechanical failure and returned the unit to CM. As of April
20th it sits in the Bay City yard awaiting repair.
As of 2/15/2003 CMGN
resumes hauling coal for Karn Wedock. The train usually arrives in
Bay City after 10:00pm on scheduled days.
Looks as though the move
of the Saginaw local to the city of Saginaw was only for the duration
of the Monitor Sugar Company's sugar beet campaign.
As of 02/02/2003 the Saginaw local resumes it's former position of
being the second train out of Bay City in the morning.
CMGN ran its caboose behind a freight train
07/29/2002. The only time the caboose was run previously was to transport
Santa Claus to the Nate Doan Santa House 12/2001 near Bay City's Community
CMGN replaced ribbon rail between Bay City and
Saginaw, Michigan 06/2002. This special train transports and drops the
8802 pulls a freight train past the GP-9
(GTW 4433) owned by the Saginaw
Valley Railroad Historical Society heading deeper into the
North Yard (2001). The GP-9 was waiting to be pulled back to
Saginaw after completing its duties at Bay City's Monitor Sugar
Company. The red caboose is the same one pictured above, prior to
the new paint job. The C&O caboose is also owned by the
In 2001 CMGN purchased three
units. 2 were six axle units. Unit 5492 a four axle unit (seen
behind 5175 in photo above) was pressed
into service quickly. 5075 was parted out to get 5175 operational
and now sits as a spare parts engine in CM's Bay City yard.
The Burlington Northern units already had their logos painted
over, the BNSF was still awaiting its new paint.