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by GP30M4216
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Earlier: Q327 was taking their Restricting indication at Waverly around 07:45.

As of 10:30, D702 is switching Zeeland. There is one empty centerbeam at Z Lumber to pick up. Not sure if they have other work to do.
by GP30M4216
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wigwags in Michigan
Replies: 45
Views: 24827

Re: Wigwags in Michigan

I just became aware that the wig wag signal which was once at Sterling, Michigan on the former NYC has been restored, and is in operable condition behind the headquarters building for the Lake State Railway in Saginaw. The caption claims it was removed from Sterling in 2006 but that can't be right, ...
by GP30M4216
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

09:15 D702 is done switching at downtown Zeeland and sounds like they are heading East to Grandville.
by GP30M4216
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

08:35, D702 accelerating East at Waverly-Holland to Zeeland with two lumber loads. CSXT 6394 and 6547 for power. 6394 has ditch lights that pulse, not wig wag 😅 They will have 2 empties to get at Zeeland Lumber. Elsewhere in Holland-Zeeland, Plastcore has one covered hopper, De Leeuw Lunber has an e...
by GP30M4216
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail - New Customer
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Conrail - New Customer

Great to see an actual property beside the railroad track be utilized for the benefit the location provides. I hate industrial parks that fill up all the property along adjoining tracks with no businesses that even have the potential to use rail. In constructing this Particular siding, it looks like...
by GP30M4216
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wigwags in Michigan
Replies: 45
Views: 24827

Re: Wigwags in Michigan

Another Michigan example was found on the old LS&MS line south of Hillsdale, at the Long Lake Road crossing between Reading the Frog Eye. The southbound road comes over the crest of a hill and the angle of the track is such that a wig wag was placed at the crossing to catch the attention of a speed...
by GP30M4216
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

17:30 D706 making its Ensel pickup in Lansing.
by GP30M4216
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Colonial Dr over MQT
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

Re: Colonial Dr over MQT

Just in case anyone is feeling nostalgic, Nelson’s Farm Market, just off M-37 and the tracks about halfway between Grant and the Colonial Ave bridge, sells T Shirts featuring An image of the bridge at their farm market store, along with the 1905-2019 dates.
by GP30M4216
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Q327-12 @ 09:02am westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 312 axles & 3,814 ft long. CSX engines #5293 + #871 & 75 cars. He had picked up 35 cars from Holland this morning. I caught them at 131st Street below New Richmond. CSXT 5293 leading. Fall colors are just starting to pop. Got a friendly w...
by GP30M4216
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates October, 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2693

Re: Shortline Updates October, 2020

15:55 today, MQT northbound at Grant, they must have been doing some switching as they were not moving and headlight dimmed. Later, I heart a report they were sighted crossing the Muskegon River Bridge at Newaygo, so I guess they weren’t done for the day. When I saw them at Grant, they had a fairly...
by GP30M4216
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates October, 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2693

Re: Shortline Updates October, 2020

15:55 today, MQT northbound at Grant, they must have been doing some switching as they were not moving and headlight dimmed. Later, I heart a report they were sighted crossing the Muskegon River Bridge at Newaygo, so I guess they weren’t done for the day. When I saw them at Grant, they had a fairly ...
by GP30M4216
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

08:20, Q327 making a good size pickup at Holland, tail end of train blocking 120th and Lakewood. I’ve heard Q326 on the radio, it sounds like they are calling CSXT 4538 as the leader.
by GP30M4216
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

14:12, Q326 hitting Zeeland. Bangor cam revealed 5 coil cars picked up from Sawyer.

Earlier, D702 was here early this morning switching customers just after 8am. They must have continued to Grandville and possibly to pick up cars at a Grand Rapids, return west through Zeeland around 12:40.
by GP30M4216
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

17:00 update in Lansing. The tail end of D705 is blocking Larch, North and Turner street crossings. The power has pulled the pickup cars and is tying them on to the consist, now blocking MLK. Edit: 17:35- they had two cuts to pick up, including cars which had been spotted on the 2nd main. They are a...
by GP30M4216
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Plymouth 10/2/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Plymouth 10/2/2020

The power set crossed over at Hines Park (more good color here in the next couple weeks), and then took a slow clear around the SE wye heading toward Wayne. The sun split the cloud at this moment for some stunning photos of the power passing the former C&O Railway Freight House. With the recent loss...
by GP30M4216
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Plymouth 10/2/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Plymouth 10/2/2020

With all red signals for the time being the day took me elsewhere till mid afternoon. In the meantime, the grain train, V944, was recrewed and turned west at the diamond, heading to Webberville. When returning mid-afternoon, it was worth spending some time exploring the greater Plymouth area, from L...
by GP30M4216
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Plymouth 10/2/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Plymouth 10/2/2020

I had the chance to spend a bit of time at the beginning and end of the day around Plymouth. It's been a while since I've spent much time here after several years in the 2002-2011 era of having it as a fairly regular haunt. I've only been there once since all of the new signals were installed, and t...
by GP30M4216
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

15:20 northbound stack train turning East at Plymouth. Lots of double stacks, up front, mixed freight, then what what had to be close to 100 cars for AK steel, coils and slab empties. Q508? CSXT 5293 and 871 for power.
by GP30M4216
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 757
Views: 14422

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

CSXT grain train tied down at Lilley Road south of Plymouth diamond with CSXT 979 and 992. Anyone know what way this one will go whenever a new crew arrives?

10:05 NB CPOX coal train at Plymouth diamond, BNSF power, 5611 leading. Any idea which plant this train will be heading to??
by GP30M4216
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 856
Views: 24303

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Q327 with CSXT 987, 67 cars and a rear unit, coasting down Saugatuck Hill at New Richmond, 09:02.