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by justalurker66
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: you Must Be Criminals

Steve B wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:45 pm
It's intriguing that none of the people who are cool with this policy ...
Who are you accusing of being cool with the policy (or, in this case, a definition of suspicious activity)?
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: you Must Be Criminals

If one is interested in the actual rules they can be found on the TSA website ... https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/surface-security-training-rule It is a training program. The impact to railfans will be that some railroad employees will be trained and understand what the TSA considers a threat. Many...
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: you Must Be Criminals

Just remember that the first amendment applies to the government. It does not apply to private property. Auditors need to stick to public property and be careful not to violate any laws. All of our constitutional rights have limits.
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: you Must Be Criminals

chapmaja wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 pm
I don't know. I think after the lawsuit that would be filed against the government for violating your rights, you might do ok.
If anything the lawyer might do ok.

I have never been arrested, so I can't speak from experience. But getting arrested is certainly not on my bucket list.
by justalurker66
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

How much planning work is needed by a CSX dispatcher serving Michigan in 2020? I see old school dispatchers as the kind who could thread a high priority train past slower trains without congesting their entire territory or their neighboring dispatcher's territories (whether that neighbor worked for ...
by justalurker66
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak vs. Car near Bertrand Crossing (Niles.)
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Amtrak vs. Car near Bertrand Crossing (Niles.)

Often people like this run home and take a stiff drink. Can anyone prove BAC at the time of the incident if the person is not arrested on the spot?
by justalurker66
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting
Replies: 16
Views: 2127

Re: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting

I am surprised that they know that a train is involved in their shipments. One challenge of logistics is being able to handle the product at both ends. Boxcars work nice if the warehouses at both ends can handle rail (including yard work of re-spotting cars if more cars are on property than loading ...
by justalurker66
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.

David Lang wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:59 am
I wonder what would happen to people if the cell phone grid just stopped working.
Been there, done that. I predate cell phones. :D

Not sure I want to see what the youth that have never lived without a phone would do if the machine stopped.
by justalurker66
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

Re: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)

Since the first time I saw that bridge about a decade ago, I've dreamed about getting an over-under shot with a southbound on the Marion Sub, and a westbound on the Wabash. Got to imagine my odds are nearly the same as hitting the Powerball. The odds of getting an under are fairly slim, let alone a...
by justalurker66
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New Amtrak Platform - Hammond-Whiting
Replies: 0
Views: 1933

New Amtrak Platform - Hammond-Whiting

Wandering around yesterday I found a new Amtrak platform under construction.
A section of the old platform remains but Amtrak is not currently stopping here (pandemic suspensions).
2020-08-08 New Platform.png
2020-08-08 Old Platform.png
by justalurker66
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Weird move in Elkhart
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Re: Weird move in Elkhart

I have seen a few trains come out of the yard, stop and back up. I assume that they are either doubling the train or need extra headroom to push it over the hump.
by justalurker66
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 4282

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

*The idea there is to finish that long-stalled CREATE Project at Grand Crossing. So the PM would go from the PM to AML at New Buffalo, AML to CSS at Michigan City, CSS to the IC/Metra Electric at Pullman, then IC to the Waterlevel Route at Grand Crossing. At that point the NS is past most of the ma...
by justalurker66
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Asset Line Plan FY20-25
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Re: Amtrak Asset Line Plan FY20-25

By the way, they did research doing their own ROW to Chicago. It’s in the plan from 2019. I’m not sure where it stands at this point but Amtrak is still exploring all options to fix the timing issues that NS doesn’t seem all that motivated to fix. Plan or wish list? When someone says plan I expect ...
by justalurker66
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 4282

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

The Midwest Regional Rail Initiative is a bad plan and most of it will never be built. They have St Joseph Michigan and South Bend Indiana served by bus routes on that map! It was a pipe dream written before recreational was legal in Michigan so I assume they had some bad drugs. I like the connectio...
by justalurker66
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 4282

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

That’s quite something. Here’s my question: if they’re going to double-track the line from Niles to Glenwood, why not go all the way to CP147? The roadbed is still there. According to my timetable it would be about 40 miles of new track. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to double-track an area in ...
by justalurker66
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

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

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/16042885 ... an-ontario

Paywalled but Trains Magazine says "Former Wisconsin Central lines account for much of the trackage, executives say"
by justalurker66
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Signal Work At Goshen
Replies: 6
Views: 4299

Re: NS Signal Work At Goshen

Project Complete
2020-07-08 College Ave.jpg
Here is the view from the east. The overhead certainly improves the visibility of the crossing.
2020-07-10 College Ave.jpg
by justalurker66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NNYCRRM Open
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

NNYCRRM Open

The National New York Central Railroad Museum reopened today. (Masks required.) Here is a whirlwind tour posted by the city - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGPR9WGg_c Information At Elkhart County Museums: http://www.elkhartcountymuseums.org/nnycrrm The museum website ... https://www.elkhartindia...
by justalurker66
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1405
Views: 375344

Re: GDLK Operations

Stone and grain so common they don't get mentioned. I can't remember the last ones but it has not been too long.
by justalurker66
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Signal Work At Goshen
Replies: 6
Views: 4299

Re: NS Signal Work At Goshen

Halfway there. New EB traffic signal is in place. New WB signal remains on the ground (off camera to the left).
2020-07-03 College Ave.jpg