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by RailCanon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX MI Train Location Update 2-9-10
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: CSX MI Train Location Update 2-9-10

D708 is at the west end of Ensel right now. They'll be waiting for Q334 to get out of the blocks and then heading for some work in Grand Ledge. Ultimate destination for today is Lake Odessa.
Update: 10:54am: Approaching Ensel now.
by RailCanon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010
Replies: 90
Views: 2615

Re: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010

490 is around Lansing right now with CN 2416 in the lead, I think.
by RailCanon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010
Replies: 90
Views: 2615

Re: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010

301 and 302 aren't currently running on the Flint Sub. I think they were rerouted across Ontario again. It's been quite a while since I've seen or heard 251, 276 or 279. I don't believe either of these trains are operating at the moment. Come to think of it, the UP unit trains (260, 280, etc) seem t...
by RailCanon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: He's baaaaack....
Replies: 2
Views: 446

He's baaaaack....

...and I missed him!! :x
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by RailCanon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010
Replies: 90
Views: 2615

Re: CN UPDATES 2/7/2010-2/13/2010

I'm not sure about 490, but 391 does indeed go to Fond Du Lac.
by RailCanon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Amtrak Town Hall Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: Amtrak Town Hall Meeting

I'll be at this meeting. Anyone else here going?
by RailCanon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Guess Where.
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: Guess Where.

That's not at Nixon road. I see a crossover and a signal in this picture and the nearest interlocking to Nixon is Maple, several miles to the southeast. That said, the location kind of looks like Mill (between Cory and Millet yard) but I have my doubts about that too. Mill is kind of far from any cr...
by RailCanon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225
Replies: 65
Views: 4298

Re: 1225

Welcome aboard Kelly.
by RailCanon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor-Detroit Commuter Rail
Replies: 128
Views: 12343

Re: Ann Arbor-Detroit Commuter Rail

If this actually happens on the timetable they are proposing, I would expect to see some older F40s (which there are PLENTY of still around) purchased and set up for the Operation. The Music City Star in Nashville, TN started up in this method. On the otherhand, GO Transit is/was retiring most of it...
by RailCanon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: SP 4449 Eviction?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: SP 4449 Eviction?

Here's the short version for those who don't follow preservation issues closely: The 4449, along with SP&S 700, OR&N 197 (UP 3203) and a host of other historic equipment, all maintained by members of the Oregon Rail Historical Foundation, is kept at the former Southern Pacific roundhouse at Portland...
by RailCanon
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: HSR Stimulus Awards Announced
Replies: 11
Views: 837

HSR Stimulus Awards Announced

http://www.whitehouse.gov/files/documents/100128_1400-HSRAwards-Summary_FRA%20Revisions.pdf Check the top of page 2. In Michigan proper, $40 Million will be used to renovate stations in Troy (Birmingham? or the proposed intermodal center?) and Battle Creek, as well as constructing a replacement stat...
by RailCanon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225
Replies: 65
Views: 4298

Re: 1225

By the way, on the subject of the 4449 and it's costs... From Jason Johnson himself, via Trainorders: I can tell you that TrainFestival was a success. What I believe happened was nothing more than a hard decision by the board at SRI to scale back on what they saw as some "off" years ahead and focus ...
by RailCanon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte and Southern Visitors update thread
Replies: 420
Views: 26713

Re: Charlotte and Southern Visitors...Aug 5, 2009

There was switching going on around noon today involving two covered hoppers and three gons, all with NOKL reporting marks. Not sure if these were new or already-delivered cars, though.
by RailCanon
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225
Replies: 65
Views: 4298

Re: 1225

But in years past, I believe that most railfans would watch the train go by, not ride it. I KNOW YOU ARE YOUNG AND THE SOUTHERN STEAM SPECIALS , THE NS TRIPS BEHIND 1218 AND 611 , THE READING RAMBLES ,NEW RIVER GORGE, ETC.ETC.ETC. ARE ANCIENT HISTORY TO YOU. I WOULD SAY IT IS TIME TO STUDY YOUR HIS...
by RailCanon
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225
Replies: 65
Views: 4298

Re: 1225

During a conversation I had with TJ in July, he mentioned that they had broken-even on the festival expenses by the middle of the third day and all extra proceeds would go to 1225's inspection. That said, I have no idea exactly how much fell into that catogory. Hopefully this mess can be straightene...
by RailCanon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: MILW 261 sold
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: MILW 261 sold

I wouldn't expect this to have much, if any bearing on SRI or 1225. Here's the buzz from the Steam Board at Trainorders... A Collector in California has bought it and then plans to lease it back to the Friends of the 261. This imformation was gathered by me calling Stearling Rail who sold the Milwau...
by RailCanon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lansing-Detroit high speed rail
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Lansing-Detroit high speed rail

PROBLEM. One Acronym, CSXT. It wont happen. As I already said There is enough Local and Over the Road type traffic on the Plymouth and Detroit Subs. So from GR to DET, wont happen. Uhhh... Last I checked, even with extras, you rarely will see more than 10 movements per day over the Plymouth Sub. I'...
by RailCanon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX MI Train Location Update 1/20/10
Replies: 19
Views: 987

Re: CSX MI Train Location Update 1/20/10

Q335 is near Grand Ledge at the moment. Q327 at Ensel.
by RailCanon
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX MI Train Location Update 1/20/10
Replies: 19
Views: 987

Re: CSX MI Train Location Update 1/20/10

Q334 has CSX 47 in the lead, running solo. They met a G854, with CSX 7741 in the lead, at Trowbridge. From a garbled conversation with the RN, it sounded like 854 was going to work at Grand Ledge.