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by canpac08
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I have been following the ND & thread since the beginning, in fact it's the only real thread I read on this site. I have a question maybe someone from the ND & W area can help with. I've decided that I want to model this line in proto 87 or close scale. I've looked on line bing wikimapia google eart...
by canpac08
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1573
Views: 283718

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

I have been following the ND & thread since the beginning, in fact it's the only real thread I read on this site. I have a question maybe someone from the ND & W area can help with. I've decided that I want to model this line in proto 87 or close scale. I've looked on line bing wikimapia google eart...
by canpac08
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CP Business Train
Replies: 21
Views: 1890

Re: CP Business Train

the train ran from Calgary to Toronto to be staged for the Canadian Pacific sponsored Canadian Women’s Open Golf Championship in London. from London it came state side through Windsor/ Elkhart. Once in it got to Chicago, it was staged while the leaders of the major railroads got together to talk abo...
by canpac08
Sun May 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: IC&E, DM&E SD40-2's Going... Gone
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: IC&E, DM&E SD40-2's Going... Gone

We started rounding up all ICE power last week funneling it towards south Dakota. Not the best power we own but, desperately needed since we leased out good power to BNSF, and still have the remanets' of the 60 fleet for sale or lease. At least it looks good for the stock holders
by canpac08
Wed May 07, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Canadian Pacific is hiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Canadian Pacific is hiring

We do have some trouble with managers out here in the Dakotas but not so much at the local level. We have brought in alot of people from the CN and off the street. As for me I'm semi happier out in the Dakotas. Granted we have lost many guys from Enderlin and from the cities to the MRL. Only time wi...
by canpac08
Tue May 06, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Canadian Pacific is hiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Canadian Pacific is hiring

We are hire for alot of reasons, yes we cut jobs laid people off. Called people back but many did not return. The oil /grain in the Dakotas has made for a slight increase in traffic while having a retention rate that is really low on new hire conductors. Not only are we seeing an increase in hiring ...
by canpac08
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Update 3-21-14
Replies: 35
Views: 828

Re: CSX Train Location Update 3-21-14

Fox is the name of the siding next to the airport. Used to have quite a few industries one of them had the name Henry A. Fox. They distributed beverages. Alot has changed since I railfanned in grand rapids. Most of the industries at fox are torn up or no longer served.
by canpac08
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Canadian Pacific trackage rights on Norfolk Southern
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Canadian Pacific trackage rights on Norfolk Southern

I agree it could be done if CP really wanted to but we don't want to at this point. It would make more sense to have both as gateways to the NS. We used to detour trains across the harbor when the belt did bridge work or ns shut down 509 for a small man maintenance blitz. Our right "ended" about the...
by canpac08
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Canadian Pacific trackage rights on Norfolk Southern
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Canadian Pacific trackage rights on Norfolk Southern

It is CP 509 to the belt and CP 502 to the harbor but last I knew CP did not have trackage rights from I want to say iirc blue island to Gibson. So any auto traffic run on the harbor only goes NS CP502/IHB CP100 To the Gibson auto yard
by canpac08
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Throttle question
Replies: 24
Views: 2456

Re: Throttle question

the winters combined with what the oil industry will pay compared to the railroads pay scale is why
by canpac08
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Throttle question
Replies: 24
Views: 2456

Re: Throttle question

JStryker722, your best bet for becoming an engineer is to work your way up through the ranks for a railroad. If that is what you really want to do for a living. Also many railroads are currently looking for conductors. BNSF is currently looking to fill many positions out west especially in the Dakot...
by canpac08
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP sells DM&E west end to G&W
Replies: 22
Views: 4779

CP sells DM&E west end to G&W

For those who don;t have access to the trains wire CP has picked a buy for the west end of the DM&E

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 03711.html
by canpac08
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Detroit River rail tunnel
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: Detroit River rail tunnel

We also destroyed containers in the summer of 08. Tunnel was out of service for a week. This was caused due to the flooding in the midwest and we had many extra trains through Elkhart with containers that usually went up and around lake superior. Also as said before CP is content to move freight wit...
by canpac08
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Serious money being poured into Plymouth sub.
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Serious money being poured into Plymouth sub.

its just a sign of the beaver EHH
by canpac08
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN trackwork starts today.
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: CN trackwork starts today.

they have more space in the siding at kilgore. plus as far as interchange why run it all the way to schoolcraft (CN), then GDLK from School craft to Klamazoo. from what I recall most of the CN interchange comes from customers worked by the 105. not sure how much goes to Grand Rapids. but Pavillion i...
by canpac08
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Busy Mondays
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: GDLK Busy Mondays

The 503 used to work Kalamazoo to Wayland (bay Valley) and out to Otsego (U.S. Gypsum) not sure they have used that symbol for sometime. now the traffic to Otsego is worked by the Y100, the night job out of Kalamazoo and Wayland is switched by 303 the KZ-GR turn
by canpac08
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: 1 man crews.
Replies: 60
Views: 2875

Re: 1 man crews.

[/quote]Just out of curiosity, do you lament the loss of all the bagger jobs at the local grocery stores? Can't help but notice Cashier is a 'one person job' now...[/quote] lets take that a step further many people me included like to use the you scan and self check out lanes with no limit. now you ...
by canpac08
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: crude oil routing ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: crude oil routing ?

Though Chicago is or can be a headache for trains. the Unit oil trains we run through Elkhart out of the Dakota's are hope on and off after being built until they reach there destination with power intact. They may swap power but as far as these trains rarely see a Yard. In the past we when we had l...
by canpac08
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: 44th St and Kalamazoo Ave Railroad Crossing
Replies: 20
Views: 2539

Re: 44th St and Kalamazoo Ave Railroad Crossing

here are two photos I found awhile back showing the crossing at K-ZOO and 44TH street

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