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by joeyuboats
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania

See-----just like that!!!
by joeyuboats
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania

A passing siding will work with a diesel, as they can run either way. A steam engine usually is made to run just one way----or they can run it in reverse for 9 miles. it is their choice.
by joeyuboats
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania

Well, if they are going to run it, they will have to build a wye, or turntable, or return loop, as they have no way to turn it. Unless they are cool with backing 9 miles in one direction.
by joeyuboats
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: ONE CSX...
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: ONE CSX...

Or the late Rock Island. Or the old Minneapolis and St. Louis, who had at least 7 or 8 schemes in the early diesel days. And who numbered locos for date acquired, like D&M used to do. Ahhhh, the good old days!
by joeyuboats
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: ONE CSX...
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: ONE CSX...

I wished that they all still said C&O, or Chessie System, and that nobody ever thought about the abortion called CSX.
by joeyuboats
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Rogers City question
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Rogers City question

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!!!!!
by joeyuboats
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Rogers City question
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Rogers City question

I found the plastics factory---Cadilliac Products, on US23 --- and followed the line as you said. Found Calcite, and then tried to follow the line west, and found what looks like a newer road between First and Second, that could have been the right of way through town. Found the area where the yard ...
by joeyuboats
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Rogers City question
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Rogers City question

Hope that everyone had a healthy, and safe New Year! Can anyone tell me about where the D&M entered Rogers City, and where was the station and yard, and or anything else about this area? I am aware that the branch split off the line to Cheboygan at Posen, but after that, I am clueless. Thanks in adv...
by joeyuboats
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

The AC is probably the most desolate mainline in the region, and makes the Upper Peninsula look flush with traffic. Only the tourist trains justify it today. No reason for a big railroad to keep it if its probably better in the hands of a smaller carrier anyway. I don't understand the loathing of b...
by joeyuboats
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 11
Views: 5292

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

What does the Huron Central serve in the Soo, and to the east, and where and with who does it interchange with ???
by joeyuboats
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: (Repost) Any U33C's still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: (Repost) Any U33C's still around?

It would be possible to make a U30 out of a U33---the process is called de-rating, and involves re-setting the fuel injector rack, and a few other issues. This process also de-stresses the internals of the diesel, and usually de-creases fuel consumption, as the engine is not using as much fuel. The ...
by joeyuboats
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

I know the AC came in the same package as the Wisconsin Central did, but if it was left on it own, it probably would have been managed better. All of these past mergers and buy-outs have cost a lot of jobs, many communities EVERYWHERE are hurting, and many miles of track have been ripped up for abso...
by joeyuboats
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Here's a possible suggestion for the problems that are facing the AC and the Huron Central. Since the Canadian Soo area has barely enough traffic to keep them both busy, combine the AC and the HC into a shortline, that will serve ALL the customers in the area, use the best/shortest route to the nort...
by joeyuboats
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1927

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Well, just another example of a large road taking over a small road, maybe looting it, and then dumping it. I know that area of Ontario is a very tough place to do business, but I will never understand the long-range planning that was done by CN, as after 20 years the AC does not fit into their plan...
by joeyuboats
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 46
Views: 5525

Re: GLC GP38 incident

Is that the loco that hit a road grader some time back?? Seem to remember hearing about it, but thought is was repaired.
by joeyuboats
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Employee Fatally Injured in Fostoria.
Replies: 5
Views: 4001

Re: CSX Employee Fatally Injured in Fostoria.

Well, with out being too graphic, what really happened??
by joeyuboats
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC SD50's
Replies: 1
Views: 2048

LSRC SD50's

Does LSRC have all of it's ex CSX SD50's at this time?? I read where they were to be getting 6 of them, and that they had been getting them as they were gone over by MPI. Just never found out if they got them all.
by joeyuboats
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Northern Michigan 11.16 - 11.19
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Northern Michigan 11.16 - 11.19

THANK YOU for the GREAT pics of the new LSRC trackage and movements up north!! Was wondering when somebody somewhere would show some. The new yard is just to the north of 4 Mile Road--correct?? Any idea how many tracks go into the new plant?? Thanks again---all you guys have a good---and safe Thanks...
by joeyuboats
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: D&M 467
Replies: 5
Views: 4120

Re: D&M 467

Thanks guys for the help!!
by joeyuboats
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: D&M 467
Replies: 5
Views: 4120

Re: D&M 467

Thank you!! I am just curious as to the final disposition. Too bad she had to be separated from her sisters, and did not stay in Michigan.