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by David Collins
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 25881

Re: CN Updates March 2021

KC8RBK wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:17 am
L501 with cn 5447 +1 by 205 at 0016
5447 is now on 514
by David Collins
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Local Engine in Pontiac!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

New Local Engine in Pontiac!!

CN (EX IC) GP38-2 #9568 is in Pontiac, MI as of last night... Possibly on L513-515, No clue, just out of curiosity, are there any differences between the GTW/IC Geeps other than the paint jobs...
by David Collins
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Old V New

ns8401 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:16 pm
David Collins wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:01 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 pm


Because it was built as a GP40-2 in November 1972.
Idk much abt CSX but ok
Where did you get the idea it was built in 1967?
I thought i saw it on RRPicArchives
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holly's GTW Signals
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Holly's GTW Signals

Hi All,

Any word on the original GTW interlocking signals at holly? someone said CN was about to replace them, I want to see a few trains pass them but I don't know what the deal is...
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Old V New

SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 pm
David Collins wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:45 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:24 am
No, CSX never rebuilt any straight GP40s to Dash 2 specs like they did SD40s. The 6070 was built in November 1972 as C&O 4170.
Well then why does it say GP40-2 under the cab..? :?:
Because it was built as a GP40-2 in November 1972.
Idk much abt CSX but ok
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Old V New

SD80MAC wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:24 am
No, CSX never rebuilt any straight GP40s to Dash 2 specs like they did SD40s. The 6070 was built in November 1972 as C&O 4170.
Well then why does it say GP40-2 under the cab..? :?:
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: HUGE CN HEADS UP
Replies: 2
Views: 671

HUGE CN HEADS UP

E251 is gonna be leaving Pontiac with 6 units, UP SD70ACe-T4 leader, CN Dash 9, GEVO, SD70M-2, SD60 standard cab and blue GECX T4 GEVO, should be leaving by 4-8 PM
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 25881

Re: CN Updates March 2021

251 has a UP T4 SD70ACe leader, 3 other units as well...
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Beacon in Traverse City
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Beacon in Traverse City

Pixl wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:28 pm
David Collins wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Where is the industry? Right off of airport?
When you travel South on Cass Rd. go one drive past the Beacon sign. This leads to a small parking lot wit a much better view of the operations. I've never been bothered by anyone there.
Do they keep engines there?
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 25881

Re: 514 w/ Zebra SD40

bluewonderrails wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:02 pm
514 south of Durand @ 14:49 with CNs 5246, 5423 and (GTW) 5817
5817 (I believe) is being dropped in Pontiac
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Bend
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: South Bend

South Shore meets up with NS on the west side of South Bend at Grandview Ave: https://goo.gl/maps/iAxipGsugSvyjeFL7 South Shore's site: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/tickets/train-schedules/eastbound/m-f Use the menu at the top for the Fares/Schedules -> Train Schedules -> to see when you can ex...
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 25881

514 w/ Zebra SD40

Hey guys, I saw a Zebra SD40-2W #5248 leading L514 SB by Opdyke on Saturday, Hard to tell but is the 5248 still on it?
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Bend
Replies: 2
Views: 526

South Bend

Hey guys, I'm going to be stopping in South Bend on the 25th, How far is the SS Interurban ops from the NS Chicagoline and when is the South Shore busy?
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Some Questions from a Michigan Railfan
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Some Questions from a Michigan Railfan

Hi All, I'm going to be in the chicagoland area from the 25th-27th on a road trip, I have a few questions.. 1. What time is Franklin Park Busy? 2. What lines do the Metra heritage units run? My dad wants to see the CNW since he lived in Prospect heights... 3. How many trains pass FP between 1-7 PM? ...
by David Collins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX DPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 5748

Re: CSX DPU?

It honestly depends on the train, It's mainly the 705/706 rotation, but it's not rare for 508/509 since they're giants to have mid train DPU's...
by David Collins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Beacon in Traverse City
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Beacon in Traverse City

Where is the industry? Right off of airport?
by David Collins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 355
Views: 244586

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Two other businesses are expanding..One in Holly, and one in Fenton..Rail service to both of these establishments is questionable. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/10/fenton_city_council.html CN goes through Fenton but does not have any rail customers I know of and Holly has both CN a...
by David Collins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Old V New

CSX ES44AH #941 and CSX GP40-2 #6070 trail behind a CSX SD70MACe on a 14 car long CSX Q214-27 in Plymouth. This picture struck me, Old V New, 6070 was a chessie system GP40-2, built in 1967. CSX 941 was built for CSX & delivered in 2008. The only thing that's similar is the YN3 paint job, and all si...
by David Collins
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN 8952...?
Replies: 1
Views: 763

CN 8952...?

So... What happened w/ CN 8952? People are saying it was on 484 but it never left FR
by David Collins
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates February 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 29632

Re: CN Updates February 2021

GTWChris wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:57 pm
514 north at Birmingham at 16:55 with CN 5423, CN 5448, CN 2448, and CN 5711 and no cars.
?!?!