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by Ypsi
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362203

Re: GDLK Operations

The Box cars going south on the local can be going to International Paper, Ox paper, Alliance Sheets, Robert Weed, or Northwest Hardwoods. International Paper holds 7 Ox Paper holds 4 Alliance Sheets holds like 15 inside and 10 outside now Robert weed holds up to 6 in 2 spots plus their siding North...
by Ypsi
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Michigan Line MOW 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Amtrak Michigan Line MOW 2020

Over the last week, Amtrak has been doing quite a bit of MOW including extra moves. Last week a train went east to Conrail to do some work at CP9, and then came back west in the same day. Yesterday on September 2nd Amtrak ran an inspection train both east and westbound over the AML. In addition to t...
by Ypsi
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: P32-8 leads 352 and inspection train 9/2/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: P32-8 leads 352 and inspection train 9/2/2020

Saturnalia wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:54 pm
And among the last P42 runs as well...
I was thinking the same thing for the inspection train. Today the P42 and P32 went west as extra 961. So I have already since caught a P42 leading.. all be it a power move.
by Ypsi
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: P32-8 leads 352 and inspection train 9/2/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 477

P32-8 leads 352 and inspection train 9/2/2020

Yesterday Amtrak sent me two surprises on the Michigan line. Early in the afternoon I heard an EB move through Ypsilanti at a time where normally (due to covid-19) a train wouldn’t be present. At around 4pm another move was coming westbound. It was an inspection train with a viewliner II, corridor c...
by Ypsi
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 24514

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Amtrak 941 back by 30W pacific bend is the sleeper/ inspection car being used.
by Ypsi
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 24514

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Amtrak 941 clear CP25 East. Test/ inspection train heading to do some work at CP9. AML will be coordinating some moves with Conrail.
by Ypsi
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

There is no longer a local based in Milan. Pre pandemic/ PSR there was a B70 and a B71 based in Milan. They would somewhat alternate taking cars to Oakwood (including the AA racks) and serving customers. They would also go to Adrian. Towards the tail end B71 was also doing Rawsonville. Now B73 does ...
by Ypsi
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare day on the Ann Arbor
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Re: Rare day on the Ann Arbor

The CP power stayed on the Ann Arbor and the CSX power went north. The CP power was used for the regular SB interchange freight that evening.
by Ypsi
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare day on the Ann Arbor
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Rare day on the Ann Arbor

Yesterday was a very rare day on the Ann Arbor Railroad. All morning Facebook was tracking a unit potash train with CP power running up to GLC. I chased that train form Milan to Ann Arbor then headed home. At 6pm word was another unit train was headed up with a pair of CSX units for power. So on the...
by Ypsi
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

It has apparently been somewhat slow over the road recently, however I would never BET on it. Murphys law, the day you try and go for it the train is already LONG gone. Joining the AA Railroad and successor group on FB is your best bet at a timely heads up.
by Ypsi
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

Recently, kinda. They did a late night run up on this last Sunday night, it just depends. Normally not during the day, but I have seen it before. Saturday mornings SB are generally as good as it gets as a crew finishes up Friday Nights work. Right now your best bets are weekday mornings for seeing t...
by Ypsi
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: B&O Derailer Unearthed
Replies: 4
Views: 2743

Re: B&O Derailer Unearthed

Technically speaking you’re very close as the term generally accepted for use is “derail”. It is possible it did not need to lock as I have encountered flopping details that don’t have locks on them. However most do. It’s meant for derailing rail cars and not really locomotives (Although it’s never ...
by Ypsi
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)

Please permit a question--- in the last post is a comment about containers being rubber-tired into Michigan. Why is that? We have 3 or 4 intermodal facilities right here-----why can't the containers be delivered to Detroit, and then trucked a short distance, instead of the 5 or 6 hour drive from Ch...
by Ypsi
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)

Amazons local distribution model does not work well with trains.. as someone who drove for prime at one time between jobs (give it a meh outa 10), most things came in on planes, then went to trucks. The Romulus building was basically all directly off semi trailers, and not containers. That’s not to ...
by Ypsi
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: Amtrak

As of 6:12 Amtrak shows status for 352. They did run a 351 into Chicago this morning. Train shows on the tracker map as well.
by Ypsi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 24514

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

They could be going to Niles maybe? That’s a spot they have been known to keep ballast cars and or power.
by Ypsi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 24514

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

973 back west about 15 mins ago clear 30W
by Ypsi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 24514

Amtrak Updates Summer 2020

Amtrak #973, Clear CP 28 East

Seems to be a test train of sorts

Amtrak 66
Amtrak 10020- Pacific Patrol Sleeper
Amtrak 53511- Horizon Cafe
Amtrak 58
by Ypsi
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Amtrak cutting long distance trains to 3 times per week

Things should be back to normal by October 1st. :lol: Cases still going up as we “open up”, my faith in this idea of “normalcy” that soon is very low Truthfully I’m surprised they didn’t try and do this SOONER in the year. It’s a shame really as Amtrak would have been closer than ever to a break ev...
by Ypsi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362203

Re: GDLK Operations

4th street is still the old installation. Cowling and Park also. Not sure if they will be replaced? They have been changed to approach lit instead of on all the time for years. I believe cowling and park were upgraded and are “safe” for now.. but don’t quote me. Let’s not forget the approach semaph...