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by GP30M4216
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 655
Views: 15441

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D702-18 @ 2:22pm westward reported by DD mp CG19.1 w/ 408 axles & 5,731 feet long. CSX engines #2652 + #2742 & 100 cars. Yes, 100 cars exactly. Giving those twin GP38-2s a reason to clean out the air intakes, although we do know at least half of the cars were empties. There were just over 50 empty ...
by GP30M4216
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 2473

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021

They dropped 3 gons at Beacon- leaving TC after 1am this morning. Heard the horns in the quiet night from at least 3 miles away. Nice to see night/weekend train in Traverse City. Also, looks like a heap of rail cars cut up in the stock at Beacon. Looked to be covered hoppers (well, cut up pieces). ...
by GP30M4216
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Spring switches, where are they?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Spring switches, where are they?

There was some good discussion today about the use of Spring Switches in times past, particularly in passing siding applications. This has prompted me to think about where around the state spring switches are still in use. I can only think of one, and I'm not sure it's even there anymore. At Delray,...
by GP30M4216
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Domtar in Port Huron
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Domtar in Port Huron

‘I will miss my mill’: Officials, employees reflect on Domtar Corp. closing Port Huron mill

https://amp.thetimesherald.com/amp/6578539002

The city is planning to market the site to another paper company.
by GP30M4216
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: MQT Ludington/Manistee ops
Replies: 0
Views: 411

MQT Ludington/Manistee ops

It's been a minute since I've railfanned the upper end of the Marquette. I've only been to Manistee once since Marquette started operation and although I've seen MQT in Ludington, the most recent photos I have of trains there still bear "CSX" on the sides. I was up that way today - not for railfanni...
by GP30M4216
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

As an early year update, it’s interesting to note that earlier this week, the Pere Marquette consist switched from its typical three Superliners to three single level cars: Horizon coach, Amfleet coach and Horizon cafe. Normally, it runs single level cars in the warmer seasons and Superliners in the...
by GP30M4216
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 655
Views: 15441

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

At 13:45, D702 was making its entry to Waverly Yard from Grand Rapids with a lengthy pickup from Wyoming Yard....with 74 cars by my count. This included 7 from Buzzi, 23 ash cars, and 12 with rocks and boulders. The remainder were the usual assortment of Holland and WMI traffic. A good assortment of...
by GP30M4216
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 655
Views: 15441

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

What I assume was eastbound D702 rolled through zeeland around 09:00 and highballed with no switching work to do. Vanden Bosch feed has already had its first cars of the year, a BNSF and faded BN green car were spotted earlier this week, which were already swapped for another BNSF covered hopper 487...
by GP30M4216
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 655
Views: 15441

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

So if I’m reading ns8401’s reports right from further up the chain, there were 7 trains on the CSXT alone at Romulus between about 3:30 and 5:15 this morning? So there IS a busy csx location in Michigan! It just happens to be in the middle of the night! 🤣 Also, I believe those 7000 series GE rebuilt...
by GP30M4216
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 655
Views: 15441

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

14:25 Q326 east clear Zeeland with CSXT 3436 leading sighted from the top of a snowbank at Centennial Street! First train of the New Year for me!
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Brinco to cast bolsters in Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Brinco to cast bolsters in Bristol

This was posted on the indianarailroads.com forums in November and I thought it would be worth sharing here since it relates to rail at components and is adjacent to the Grand Elk east of Bristol: A startup metal casting company has scaled back plans as it moves into an unused Bristol plant, but sti...
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Graphic Packaging White Piegon
Replies: 17
Views: 8619

Re: Graphic Packaging White Piegon

Wow, I didn’t realize the plant had been sold instead of shut down. That’s great news for White Pigeon employees and hopefully the Michigan Southern RR too.
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Pere Marquette Berkshires
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Pere Marquette Berkshires

This is awesome information SD80AC! And the additional photos are great supplemental materials. Where were those standpipes in the Plymouth photo? I recall reading an article once, possible in a PMHS or C&OHS publication, that 1227 was also slated for preservation. John Ball Zoo was apparently to be...
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Wow, looking at Q326 on the Bangor camera, lots of those former CP covered hoppers and junk ties are back again. Also, 11 coil cars of the type Arlington Metals receives! Typically, they seem to take a maximum of 5-6 coil cars on each run D700 takes to them, so I wonder if they will split these up o...
by GP30M4216
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

P371 departed Holland on time this morning with SC44 4624 and 3 superliners. They boarded 14 passengers.
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 am
There's 80-odd cars for GLC in Ensel that were dropped off last night by D706.
Does Wyoming build a GLC block to simplify the Lansing work or does D707 or D708 need to work all those cars at Lansing?
by GP30M4216
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Q327-15 @ 9:30am westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 564 axles & 7,619 feet long. CSX engine #3250 leading + mid CSX engine #3061 & 138 total cars. Q327-15 @ 9:44:45am westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 Q327 had a bit of a late start today as they assembled their jumbo train. It...
by GP30M4216
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CSS/Michigan City street running 9-13-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 918

CSS/Michigan City street running 9-13-2020

My brother and I met up on Sunday, September 13 to capture a day's worth of action along the South Shore street running in Michigan City. Some day soon, utility flags will go up, buildings will start to be demolished, and the scenes will never be quite the same as the double tracking project starts ...
by GP30M4216
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

13:50 EST D702-11 MET Q326-11 AT HUDSONVILLE. D702 JUST CALLED A CLEAR SIGNAL SIDING TO MAIN AT WE HUDSONVILLE. They had 12 cars on their westbound run. D702 stopped to set off one BNSF covered hopper at Vanden Bosch Feed in Zeeland, leaving them with 11 for Waverly Yard: 1 NS coil car, 1 gon, 7 co...
by GP30M4216
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 26205

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Q326-09 @ 10:09am eastward Bangor's W. Monroe St crossing mp CG60.72 with CSX engines #927 + #557 & 100 cars. Wow, watching the video and if you’re the kind of person who is into covered hoppers, today’s train was for you! There was a long cut of CP Rail CH’s in the front half of the train. Where a...