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EMD 645 Goodness

CSX GP40-2 #6244 works hard to get its short but heavy train up to the timetable speed of 25 mph as local Y106 heads east out of Grand Rapids along Buchanann Ave. 6244 was built as B&O #4345, 1 of Chessie System's vast fleet of nearly 350 such units purchased in the 1970s and 1980s. At right is the site of the former Pere Marquette 9th Ave coach yard, which crews have recently been starting to clear out. As of now, I'm not sure what CSX's plans are for that property, but I always thought it would make a good spot for a transloading operation.

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Taken on July 21, 2021