L'Anse Michigan in Three Different Eras

Three eras, three different railroads.  From Soo Line to Wisconsin Central, and modern Canadian National.

It might be no secret, or you might not know.  I grew in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, home to great classic railroads such as the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (DSS&A), Soo Line, and Wisconsin Central.  L'Anse MI played host to all 3 through the eras, and now is home to Canadian National.  I grew up in the Wisconsin Central era.

In 2019, I was home visiting, and by happy accident, happened upon a CN crew servicing the L'Anse area.

Miramar Mysteries

 

My school schedule requires me to bounce between Campuses, and on certain days my commute takes me directly over the Miramar Wye, in San Diego, CA, right when the afternoon commuter rush begins. Add in a fairly large break before my next class begins, and you've got a young railfan's dream schedule. This was my first time actually venturing down to the Wye, and I was trying to solve a mystery. Unfortunately, I didn't solve it. If anything, I added to my confusion. I was also trying to photograph trains, of course. In that endeavor I was actually fairly successful, but when everything runs on a published timetable it's harder to be unsuccessful than it is successful. First up is Amtrak 583, Northbound (RR Westbound) to LA (Images 1-3).