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by rail_watcher
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

Re: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian

They’re being scrapped by Omnisource. Well, that stinks. I was wondering, since the delay of painting 1223 & 1759, if maybe ADBF had purchased them to either add to or just replace and update their roster. Speaking of this, any idea if ADBF is going to paint 1223 and 1759 into the typical ADBF pain...
by rail_watcher
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

Re: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian

SD80MAC wrote:They’re being scrapped by Omnisource.
Well, that stinks. I was wondering, since the delay of painting 1223 & 1759, if maybe ADBF had purchased them to either add to or just replace and update their roster.
by rail_watcher
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

Re: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian

Super Chief wrote:An NS employee told me 2 weeks ago they were scrapping them at the scrapyard there.
That seems like an awfully big project, for the Adrian Omnisource...
by rail_watcher
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian
Replies: 18
Views: 8797

NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian

A week or so ago I noticed that ADBF moved 1755 back to Blissfield. I was in Adrian today and noticed approximately 8 NS locomotives on ADBF property, just west of their engine house. Anyone know any more information about this?
by rail_watcher
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 8464

Re: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A

Different topic, but it's about the same railroad. Anyone know if ADBF is still trying to reconnect Riga to Ottawa Lake? Also, will they ever repaint 1223 & 1759 into the ADBF paint scheme?
by rail_watcher
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Stopped Train on The Wabash
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Stopped Train on The Wabash

I was on my way home from work today and I saw an odd thing on the NS Wabash line, in Raisin Center, MI. Around 6:20 this evening, I saw a North bound train stopped just short of Rogers Highway, blocking Laberdee Road. It is only a single track right there, so I would assume (and hope, lol) that the...
by rail_watcher
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.
Replies: 56
Views: 12194

Re: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.

1760 is still on the siding by the JAIL building as of this morning It's been there for a while. I saw 1751 switching cars just north of the barn this morning and I assume 1758 was further north towards the Howell Rd crossing. The CV caboose has been sitting outside the building all week. Does anyo...
by rail_watcher
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.
Replies: 56
Views: 12194

Re: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.

I wonder if 1751 on the JAIL is a long term solution, for the foreseeable future. I was down in Adrian over the weekend and they are now using 1759 (still in NHN colors) in addition to 1752. 1755 has also been moved to the shop in Adrian after sitting for years in Blissfield.
by rail_watcher
Tue May 24, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Train vs. Semi
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: Train vs. Semi

I know local news was reporting that officials were saying it could take 1-2 days (sometime late Monday or Tuesday) to get the train ready to be moved, since the lead locomotive was derailed, leaking fuel and had the truck frame wedged under it. Anyone have any idea if they have the train cleared ye...
by rail_watcher
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2362

Re: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015

Has there been any activity on the Charlotte Southern recently?
by rail_watcher
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.
Replies: 56
Views: 12194

Re: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.

Does anyone know if the plan is to keep 1751 on the JAIL line? Seems like if 1758 and 1760 were back up and running, they'd send 1751 back down to the ADBF line, if it was a temporary solution.
by rail_watcher
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.
Replies: 56
Views: 12194

Re: NS on JAIL in Mason this morning 09-26-15.

Any more updates on this topic? Is ADBF 1751 still on the JAIL? If so, what is going on with 1758 & 1760? Have they gotten the passenger car repainted yet?
by rail_watcher
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Adrian & Blissfield Railroad to Ottawa Lake connection
Replies: 109
Views: 7740

Re: Adrian & Blissfield Railroad to Ottawa Lake connection

Has anybody heard any updates on this?
by rail_watcher
Wed May 14, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Few From Blissfield Railroad Days
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: A Few From Blissfield Railroad Days

Very nice photos. Do you have any more from Blissfield Railroad Days?
by rail_watcher
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Jackson & Lansing equipment
Replies: 163
Views: 11737

Re: Jackson & Lansing equipment

ThatRailfanningKid wrote:
GTWRalph wrote:On my way home tonight I noticed JAIL has the CV caboose outside behind the Antiques building in Mason on the siding.
They are doing track inspection. Expect them back about 6 A.M.
Does anybody have any more information about this caboose? What does JAIL use it for?
by rail_watcher
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK/ John Deere Collision
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: GDLK/ John Deere Collision

My question is, how in the heck does this happen? I've been to that John Deere dealer before and that crossing is clearly marked, has crossing arms and is wide open in both directions!
by rail_watcher
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Jackson & Lansing equipment
Replies: 163
Views: 11737

Re: Jackson & Lansing equipment

GTWRalph wrote:The CV Caboose is still inside. I would guess it's been there 3 or 4 months..
Are they restoring one of the old cabooses that are stored down in Blissfield?
by rail_watcher
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Jackson & Lansing equipment
Replies: 163
Views: 11737

Re: Jackson & Lansing equipment

I know it was referenced in another thread a year or so ago, but has the Engine Shop been completed in Mason yet?
by rail_watcher
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Jackson & Lansing equipment
Replies: 163
Views: 11737

Re: Jackson & Lansing equipment

I know that ADBF has been working on 1759, getting it into running order. Maybe when it is competed it will be headed up there...