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by tadman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Recent INER status
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Recent INER status

Sorry, I meant IERR over in College Corner. They have/had those ex-Algiers Winslow SD9's.
by tadman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Recent INER status
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Recent INER status

Greetings,
I’m passing through town soon, do the SD9’s still run? I don’t want to make the trip for random geeps. Thanks!
by tadman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC is looking for a GM
Replies: 10
Views: 6046

Re: GLC is looking for a GM

Makes sense, thanks. The 350-mile number is a bit random, I'm curious how FRA came up with it. From a casual observer, LSR and GLC are pretty similar outfits. They cover a distinct region and are not switching/terminal railroads, not a true short line, and not a national carrier. But I guess they ha...
by tadman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC is looking for a GM
Replies: 10
Views: 6046

Re: GLC is looking for a GM

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/Great-Lakes-Central-Railroad/Job/General-Manager-Railroad/-in-Owosso,MI?jobid=2faa8350-8fd9dab6 General Manager Railroad Great Lakes Central Railroad Owosso, MI ... Great Lakes Central Railroad (GLC) is the only regional railroad in the great state of Michigan with 40...
by tadman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Two MI Amtrak Chargers in Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

Re: Two MI Amtrak Chargers in Chicago

Where is townline?
by tadman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Metra SD70 purchase
Replies: 0
Views: 4337

Metra SD70 purchase

Metra is buying 15 (option for 27 more) SD70's with rebuild by Progress and HEP added.

https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsr ... e-purchase

I think it's a good idea but the topic has been polarizing.
by tadman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???
Replies: 44
Views: 19467

Re: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???

Per Amtrak's filing with the FRA: The Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad operates over a very short distance on the Michigan Line in the Michigan City area (MP 228.0 to MP 228.79. They operate three days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The President of Chicago South Shore & South B...
by tadman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???
Replies: 44
Views: 19467

Re: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???

So while that post on facebook may have been a joke, I can speak to this issue truthfully. About ten years ago I spoke to a CSS official who was a friend of mine. He's no longer with the railroad. I asked him that, given the expansion to Kingsbury and north side Michigan City, would CSS think about ...
by tadman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: This Should Not Have To Be Said
Replies: 25
Views: 13809

Re: This Should Not Have To Be Said

Perhaps a dumb question but please fill in a few blanks for me. I know the general idea of a rollby is where one crew looks over another crew's train while it rolls by for problems. What is the actual procedure? It seems like the big problem here is that a civilian who was (a) not qualified to obser...
by tadman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Crain's Article Michigan Central Station
Replies: 41
Views: 17852

Re: Crain's Article Michigan Central Station

In addition to the Glass House and the Salt & Pepper Shakers, the two main Ford office complexes, there are a lot of random Ford offices in what appears to be strip mall-type office parks on the Dearborn side of the Detroit metroplex. Perhaps this is an effort to unload a few of those and consolidat...
by tadman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CSX reviewing lines for potential sales
Replies: 16
Views: 4974

Re: CSX reviewing lines for potential sales

Obviously things change, but they already tried to sell the PM quite a few times. Heck they tried to sell it to CP when CP still used it, and they didn't want it. I'm not sure who would want in after CSX lost over half the traffic. Unless of course, they are offering one heck of a deal. That changes...
by tadman
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore buys EJ&E/Gary Rwys Line?
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Re: South Shore buys EJ&E/Gary Rwys Line?

Interesting. Looks like they got T&B Tube, Republic Steel, Atco, Centennial Processing, and AK Rail Material. Do all still ship by rail? Does this deal also include the former American Bridge plant? The switch appears a hundred yards west of the switch at CSX, so maybe not.
by tadman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore buys EJ&E/Gary Rwys Line?
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

South Shore buys EJ&E/Gary Rwys Line?

Good evening,
Has anybody heard the rumor that CSS freight has bought or received trackage rights on the EJ&E or Gary Railways? My main source on this info is not as in the loop as that person used to be so I'm curious if this actually happened.
by tadman
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: New locomotives will cut Amtrak travel time from Chicago...
Replies: 4
Views: 5208

Re: New locomotives will cut Amtrak travel time from Chicago

The STL trains all follow the former Alton (GM&O) route from downtown to STL. CN has it north of Joliet, UP south.
by tadman
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Electric Vs. Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: South Shore Electric Vs. Diesel

Dinwitty is right, the gallery car trains on SS were due to car shortages. As to why the freights are no longer electric, you have quite a few reasons that just cant change: 1. The old electric power was rare and worn out. 2. The railroad once made its money on bridge traffic during regulated times,...
by tadman
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Freep Michigan Central Station Article
Replies: 19
Views: 2984

Re: Freep Michigan Central Station Article

Call me a cynic, but my read-between-the-lines here is something like this "wow if only the state would fund umpteen trains and have them pay me rent, MCS would be a moneymaker". Yeah, if I had a super model and $1m I'd be the coolest guy ever, but I don't. I have to get by on my looks alone. What w...
by tadman
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore "Double Track" Project
Replies: 23
Views: 8866

Re: South Shore "Double Track" Project

I have questions about that as well, I've watched my speedo app on Amtrak trains rolling eastbound along Chicago Street and Huron Street at about 50 mph. Can a city regulate train speed, and if so, can't the state incentivize the city to change the speed if so? NICTD employs quite a few people in to...
by tadman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore "Double Track" Project
Replies: 23
Views: 8866

Re: South Shore "Double Track" Project

Amen. I know my opinion doesn't count for much, but even tearing up 11th and running down that alignment strikes me as a giant time waster. Think about the curves, hills, and crossings. They could probably cut 20-30 minutes off train times if they re-aligned over CSX to the south.\ And here's one ot...
by tadman
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Changes to Bi-Level car order
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Changes to Bi-Level car order

THat PDF was taken down and rather quickly. Something tells me this is a seriously unsettled issue and complete disaster. You can't screw thing up this bad, you just can't. It has been a mess since day one.
by tadman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Line ITCS
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Amtrak Line ITCS

I think its back down, I'm on 365 today NBU-CHI and we haven't topped 79.