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by arty flowers
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 232
Views: 118617

Re: Ohio rail business news

penn central and railfan modeler....whats still there is a healthy business of boxcars full of corona beer from mexico, lumber reload, steel and an other odd assortment of things.
by arty flowers
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 232
Views: 118617

Re: Ohio rail business news

Mercer Landmark bought the Moorman Grain Elevator in Latty not to long ago and the word from a source is that NS will start operating 85 car unit trains out of the elevator. This is on the NS Fostoria District.
by arty flowers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Two abandoned Columbus rail spurs
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Two abandoned Columbus rail spurs

Where the grandview yard area is now used to be a big bear distribution warehouse for the defunct grocery chain which was rail served.
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare day on the Ann Arbor
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Rare day on the Ann Arbor

Sargeant Docks seems to be going gangbusters lately with all that agri and bulk traffic and it seems like the extra traffic benefits the AA and GLC along with the HESR. Its really neat to see the ports of saginaw and bay city with the rail to vessel traffic and vice versa.
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Domtar in Port Huron
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Domtar in Port Huron

Well LSRC could get a new customer when domtar vacates the property when they close the doors. And whats the possibility of the Lake States taking over the Marysville Branch should CSX decide to leave town?
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Wheeling and Lake Erie
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Wheeling and Lake Erie

The only one I know of for certain is a rock train out of Carey, that comes east through Greenwich at sunrise most mornings. I believe the freight shows up in Willard early in the morning and goes back east the next day. The rock business is so good that they will start shipping a unit train from C...
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

Didnt NS have a local meet the AA at Milan and drag the autoracks back to Oakwood Yard.
by arty flowers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX ops in Flint/PH
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: CSX ops in Flint/PH

The hoppers of resin go to either engineered plastics components or pier 1 polymers both in st clair.
by arty flowers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hammond, IN
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Hammond, IN

Indeed they are from blue grass and the traffic is growing pretty steadily. NIce long train there.
by arty flowers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX scottslawn secondary
Replies: 48
Views: 14928

Re: CSX scottslawn secondary

T664 are loads out of Peach Creek Wva destined for the Colona PA
and U664 is the exact opposite.
by arty flowers
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 32
Views: 13011

Re: The Future?

Only lines CN is divesting are in the UP and WI along with some in ONT. I haven't seen anything officially saying what they are divesting themselves of, so I'm still keeping open the possibility of at least one of their lines in the Detroit Area possibly going another direction. My two are the D&TS...
by arty flowers
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 32
Views: 13011

Re: The Future?

Well if thats the case, this could be a great bumper crop year
by arty flowers
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 32
Views: 13011

Re: The Future?

Per a post on facebook, the three grain elevators on the MMRR have stopped shipping and have gone to trucks because the G&W increased the pricing. So i see a GLC and Lake State operation very soon.
by arty flowers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX scottslawn secondary
Replies: 48
Views: 14928

Re: CSX scottslawn secondary

K447 Chicago ethanol loads off the IAIS destined for Wadesboro NC, G253 are grain loads from ADM in Hoopeston Ill destined for Valdosta Ga. G991 are grain loads that came off the UP in St Louis destined for Rocky Mount NC. T632 are coal loads from Danville WVA destined for ArcellorMIttal steel mill ...
by arty flowers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Downriver/Wayne County operations
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Re: Downriver/Wayne County operations

CN hasnt been running that way out of Flat Rock-Diann-Toledo since the beginning the pandemic. They are now routing that traffic to the NS at Oakwood Yard because its cheaper to handoff to NS there and operating down the Annie costs CN at least 500k each year.
by arty flowers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 224420

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Company buys former power plant property in Muskegon. Also in Luna Pier too


https://www.woodtv.com/news/muskegon-co ... fg-5XEt0NQ
by arty flowers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: NS Idling Linwood Hump; Further Service Changes Expected
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Re: NS Idling Linwood Hump; Further Service Changes Expected

Yes its too bad their doing this but times are slow. Right now they are experimenting with flat switching at bellevue hump, and although one bowl remains open. flat switching is not going very smoothly right but you theyll figure something out to mess with employees heads. They will not get rid of t...
by arty flowers
Sun May 31, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Quick I&O question.
Replies: 17
Views: 9767

Re: Quick I&O question.

I&O updates so far as of June 1st. The I&O Is the only railroad operating between DIANN and Flat Rock currently since CN started interchanging their traffic with NS at Oakwood Yard instead of Flat Rock due to covid19 and the slow economy. The bad news the IORY only goes to Flat Rock from Delta twice...
by arty flowers
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Milford Junction, underrated railfan hotspot.
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Milford Junction, underrated railfan hotspot.

Talks in the works of road extensions, crossing closures, and more rail served customers locating to the south side of the tracks on the north side of MIlford. Garrett will never go away as a flat switched yard and crew base. https://indianaeconomicdigest.com/Content/Default/Also-In-The-News/Article...
by arty flowers
Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ArcellorMittal tailored blanking
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: ArcellorMittal tailored blanking

AARR wrote:Do you have an address?

Yes, it is 8650 Mount Elliott Ave.