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by GP30M4216
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11247

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

Watco is hoping to begin service on affected UP-Wisconsin lines on June 30. But Wisconsin shipping groups are trying to put the brakes on the deal:

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews ... pposition/
by GP30M4216
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

16:40, unusual time for horns in Zeeland. I am certain it is D702 here to pick up the covered hopper that has been ready to go (and accruing demurrage?, probably not if they released it when they were done unloading) for the past week from Vanden Bosch feeds. There’s also an empty centerbeam for pic...
by GP30M4216
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Tom49801 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:01 pm
Q326-12 @ 1:00pm eastward passing by the Holland Depot mp CG25.3 with CSXT engines #466 + #4291 & 70 cars.
Are they setting off at Waverly today? D702 is ahead of them working Zeeland at 13:00, sounds like a setoff at Z Lumber based on whistles I hear from home.
by GP30M4216
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450159

Re: GDLK Operations

So, sorry to get sidetracked on the NS for a second, but basically what we have here is a similar situation to the setup from about 10 years ago, where all Wayne , Jackson and BC traffic comes from the east, right? How is this traffic being fed to the east end? Something like 38E/39E Elkhart-Wayne? ...
by GP30M4216
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

14:25, Q326 getting underway from Waverly Yard for GR. Also, three boxcars on the spur at Stow on the Fremont Sub.
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Third Rail Line on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 2717

Re: Third Rail Line on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.

The city's letter states: "We are fully aware of plans to eventually add additional routes to bypass the rail system in and around the areas of Goshen and Elkhart. In the meantime, blocked crossings paralyze the traffic flow in the City of Goshen, as well as the traffic patterns along the US 33 cor...
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11247

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

Current Munising Line CN operations are based out of Newberry, right? One day round trip to Trout Lake, the next round trip to Munising, etc.? I suppose the small yard in Trout Lake is set up well enough for good interchange with another operator on the branch. CN then will only access Soo, Ontario ...
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Macatawa Bay Dock and Terminal Co. (Padnos)
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Macatawa Bay Dock and Terminal Co. (Padnos)

Where 65 tonner 4491 appears to be well taken care of and neatly lettered, I'm worried its centercab mate is not faring so well. I've checked in on the yard for several weeks and it does not seem like the other MBD&T switcher has moved. It looks like another 65 tonner - anyone know its number? It al...
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Macatawa Bay Dock and Terminal Co. (Padnos)
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Macatawa Bay Dock and Terminal Co. (Padnos)

On a recent Friday afternoon I was surprised to catch Macatawa Bay Dock and Terminal Co. GE centercab #4491 at work shifting a loaded gon in the Padnos yard in Holland. It occurred to me that the Padnos facility in Holland has been there for about 100 years and the two centercabs there are reliably ...
by GP30M4216
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Railroad Bridges
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Railroad Bridges

Here's one close to home. The Cape Cod Canal bridge and some info about it. https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/Recreation/CCC/Brochures/Vertical_Lift_Railroad_Bridge_Trifold.pdf https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=massachusetts/buzzardsbayrailroadbridge/ https://b...
by GP30M4216
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

📸14:35 D702 west rolling into Zeeland with 52 cars, CSXT RD SLUG 2318 leading. Two cuts of ash gons and lots of mixed stuff for everyone. These new (old) MWCX open top hoppers with their BN markings painted out are interesting. Cascade green really seems to age nicely. Van den Bosch feed has DSRC 80...
by GP30M4216
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

13:10- Q326 lead engine CSXT 3191 good over the DD at Zeeland MP19.1. Meanwhile, D702 sounds like they are switching Buzzi inbGrandville. Their lead loco is CSXT 2318, a former GP35, one of a quickly dwindling number of road slugs on csx. After they finish at Buzzi and Q326 passes they should make t...
by GP30M4216
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 268
Views: 4171

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

Lengthy auto rack train eastbound at CP-Cedar in Lansing at 12:50, missed the power.
by GP30M4216
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 268
Views: 4171

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

365 is at Trowbridge. Honestly surprised at the amount of people getting on and off. Maybe Biden’s onto something lol I was surprised when I saw them on a Tuesday at EL a few weeks ago, too. I was expecting perhaps a dozen plus or minus and instead 25-30 boarded. The PM yesterday that hit the truck...
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 502
Views: 9106

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Nice! One of the road slug sets has arrived in Holland! Let’s see how long this set sticks around. Wish it was a “30!”
by GP30M4216
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1500

Re: Amtrak's Goals

I will say that one thing I am very excited about is the possibility of resuming Chicago-Michigan-Toronto passenger service: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/national/2021/04/01/amtrak-pitches-new-improved-train-routes-including-detroit-to-toronto/ Michigan sits conveniently between Canada’s larg...
by GP30M4216
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021
Replies: 1172
Views: 37311

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

D706 east at Mt Hope road okemos 11:47. Just missed a photo 🤨
by GP30M4216
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021
Replies: 1172
Views: 37311

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

15:15 Q326 power (CSXT 5358 and 326) 📸has been run through Plaster Creek and is now on the Service heading for East Tower. Meanwhile, CSXT track department has mostly completed the demolition of the tracks leading in to the Wyoming Engine House. Ties and rails are stacked. It looks like the wye lead...
by GP30M4216
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021
Replies: 168
Views: 13023

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

Late report: at 14:30, Macatawa Bay and Terminal RR 65-ton #04491 completed their weigh of a scrap gon on the scale at Padnos, Holland and spotted the car with another load for CSX pickup on Monday. They promptly returned the venerable GE to its parking spot, set the brakes, chocked the wheels, and ...
by GP30M4216
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021
Replies: 1172
Views: 37311

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

11:55 D702 west sitting at a red signal at Grandville with CSXT 6244 and 2742 and about 40 cars. Looks like 4 picked up at Buzzi, a cut of empty ash gons, and assorted mixed freight on the back.