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by MP73point4
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rails on the Road
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

Re: Rails on the Road

It could also be headed for use by a repair or construction contractor rather than a railroad. Stick rail could be used to build or repair a siding on private property maintained by a customer rather than a railroad.
by MP73point4
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 12473

Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Kellogg's is doing fine in Battle Creek. They still make at least Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch, Special K, and Mini Wheats in BC. They have cut back their employment there very significantly over the last decade or so. This was mostly due to efforts to trim significant labor costs, modernize, and...
by MP73point4
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 12473

Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Scrapping it. I wonder if it is still in any way operational? If not, I can't see it being worth much more than the scrap value. If it is still operational, or has the ability to be operational, a vintage loco like that could be a target for a museum. Its not like the NW-2 was the widest used of th...
by MP73point4
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transload at CN Battle Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 4038

Re: Transload at CN Battle Creek

I believe the Oshawa truck plant closed some years ago.
by MP73point4
Wed May 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Police car didn't "stop - look - listen" at a crossing - hit
Replies: 1
Views: 2987

Re: Police car didn't "stop - look - listen" at a crossing -

The largest vehicle always has the right of way. The railroad's flashing red lights trump the police car's flashing red lights.
by MP73point4
Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Date Nail Areas
Replies: 8
Views: 3985

Re: Michigan Date Nail Areas

Date nails were typically on the top of the ties centered between the rails but, I have seen them outside the rails too. They wouldn't be on the ends since you wouldn't be able to see them under the ballast. I don't know if they've been used since the 60's (50+ years ago!). I suspect you'd have a ha...
by MP73point4
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wisconsin Central Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 5319

Re: Wisconsin Central Engines

I thought WC GP40 3018 was the last one operating on CN? I thought it has been running around Illinois and the St. Louis area.
by MP73point4
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: EL 725 SOLD**
Replies: 80
Views: 41802

Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Yes, the two A units are the ex-Montreal commute ones that sat in Columbus for quite a while at Silcott. They only have 4 or 5 passenger cars so, no, they don't need an A-B-A set to pull their train. They currently operate with a single BL-2 pulling everything. The cars have all been redone recently...
by MP73point4
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: EL 725 SOLD**
Replies: 80
Views: 41802

Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Was at the Stourbridge Line shop in Honesdale last week. One F already in primer in their shop with plans to paint it into the maroon Pennsy 5-stripe scheme to match their passenger cars. Personnel there said COE 725 and an ex-CP B unit will join this one in the PRR 5-stripe scheme to make an A-B-A ...
by MP73point4
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: C&0 SD40 BEING REPAINTED!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: C&0 SD40 BEING REPAINTED!!!!

It's close. Font of the numbers on the cab side is wrong, but still nice to see.
by MP73point4
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NRE Silvis
Replies: 11
Views: 7786

Re: NRE Silvis

NRE is NOT friendly at all. :evil: The road alongside the deadline is NRE property and they can/will run you off. You may be able to get away with a drive by, but I wouldn't linger. The Iowa Interstate engine facility is right across the access road along part of the deadline and they don't seem to ...
by MP73point4
Tue May 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN/UP Inspection Train South Bend Sub.
Replies: 63
Views: 24193

Re: CN/UP Inspection Train South Bend Sub.

If this will be led by one of the E-units, I'm sure we would appreciate an update. Yes, I did read below that this was unknown as of yesterday. About how fast are they projected to run? I may try to get a shot as they pass through Lansing if I can guess a time. I'd need to sneak away from work so I ...
by MP73point4
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White units WB on CN in Lansing
Replies: 0
Views: 833

White units WB on CN in Lansing

A non-railfan friend from work mentioned to me today seeing a CN westbound through Lansing last Wednesday (he thinks) that had 2 CN units then about 6 more units behind that he described as appearing to be whitewashed all over. Did anyone see this? What's the story on these extra units? Did anyone g...
by MP73point4
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Santa Fe sign dedication
Replies: 5
Views: 4699

Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

dinwitty wrote:going into Chicago in that time it was a mecca of these huge animated signs. I've wondered why they disappeared, some local laws or something?
They have disappeared largely because they are stunningly expensive to maintain and operate.
by MP73point4
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Chessie System?
Replies: 13
Views: 5990

Re: Chessie System?

SD80MAC wrote:I believe that OSR is in the process of repainting their Chessie Geep.
When I was in Salford last (in September) they said the Chessie Geep was the next one scheduled for paint so you are right on.
by MP73point4
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7311

Re: Quick Questions

If you're interested in the South Shore, of course the street running (11th St.) in Michigan City is interesting. Their freight usually departs westward from the Carroll Ave shops in the morning. Highway 12 pretty much follows the tracks west to Gary. Ogden Dunes station is a good spot to sit. Lots ...
by MP73point4
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: 2016 NFL Season predictions
Replies: 7
Views: 4327

Re: 2016 NFL Season predictions

There is no incentive for the Lions to put a quality product on the field. They continue to fill the seats with a poor/mediocre team. They aren't going to sell more tickets if they are actually good. And they may sell less beer at the games if fans weren't trying to drown their sorrows while there. ...
by MP73point4
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo Ohio Chicago Line Railfanning
Replies: 7
Views: 3611

Re: Toledo Ohio Chicago Line Railfanning

FYI, Miami St. is closed in that stretch right now as they are replacing the bridge over the tracks. Access may be a challenge.
by MP73point4
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Old Drive in/Train Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 6435

Re: Old Drive in/Train Photo

If I remember correctly, he also specifically posed the couple in the foreground in his own convertible. You are correct on both counts. His car also appears with a posed couple in his photo of an old fellow filling a gravity fed gas pump with a train in the background. If you google O. Winston Lin...
by MP73point4
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Old Drive in/Train Photo
Replies: 16
Views: 6435

Re: Old Drive in/Train Photo

I can't believe that space held 270 cars. It is a great photo, most especially in a time before trick photography. Actually Link did use some trick photography to create this image. When the train was passing and he fired all his flashbulbs, it washed out the image on the drive in screen so it appe...