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by C&O6088
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 11100

Re: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A

Doktor No is correct....late 1980's early 1990's there was a large area farmer that had feed/fertilizer delivered in hoppers. I recall they kept an old tractor on the conveyor belt used to pull up the feed/fertilizer into farm trucks. Back in the 1950's-1960's I was told by area people that there wa...
by C&O6088
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland Ottawa Beach Spur question
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Holland Ottawa Beach Spur question

Over past several months, I have not seen any box cars going to the end of this spur. It was TLC Storage, but now says Michigan Natural Storage (MNS) at the facility. I researched the property and ownership is still the same (since 2016), so maybe just leasing to a new storage facility or did MNS me...
by C&O6088
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 26649

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

As for the Traverse City traffic...Amerhart is/has opened a location in Grand Rapids and I believe is along the Grand Elk. With this new location, I wonder if some of the loads that would have gone up to TC are now going to GR? Also, I believe only 3 hoppers were delivered/filled at Beacon Recycling...
by C&O6088
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Muskegon
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Muskegon

I was in the Muskegon Area on Wednesday and noticed alot of shuttered areas where there used to be customers. In the last several years Michigan Shore has lost: Sappi Papermill as it's closed and nearly demolished; Nugent Sand is either done or near done; Sand at the Barry Junction seems inactive; F...
by C&O6088
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 28070

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

TC Man wrote:Ah, wonder if they dropped the empty, went to Williamsburg, and then went back to Beacon to get the now loaded car, or did they drop an empty and pick up a load?
I think your first thought seems to be right as I was in TC yesterday and there was not a car at Beacon.

C&O
by C&O6088
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 28070

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Saw this courtesy of Sean Sliwinski on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

C&O
by C&O6088
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 30390

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

TC Man wrote: Yes that makes most sense, but they only had one engine last week, so had to do with what they had...
:)
by C&O6088
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 30390

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Question: Did GLC go all the way to Grawn to switch around the gondola and bring back to the siding? If so that seems to be a long way out of the way. With the double track and switches by the depot you would think they could do the run around there. C&O A move like that would be a long backing and...
by C&O6088
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 30390

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Question: Did GLC go all the way to Grawn to switch around the gondola and bring back to the siding? If so that seems to be a long way out of the way. With the double track and switches by the depot you would think they could do the run around there, just like they do when they go to Amerhart the op...
by C&O6088
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 30390

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Are the cars that were set out in Mount Plesant still there? Would welcome a customer in MP but thinking they are set out there for Rosebush or Shepherd? Anyone able to take a photo of them?
C&O
by C&O6088
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2017
Replies: 90
Views: 15847

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2017

AARR wrote:AANR & csx801, thanks for your detailed posts! :D 8)
Totally agree....great posts from the Central Michigan area!

C&O
by C&O6088
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7336

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2016

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central rolling south through CMU campus in Mount Pleasant 3:57pm.

Heard them headed north around 1:30, but didn't get a car count
Like the reports from Mt. Pleasant csx801. Any chance to take pics from time to time to add to the detailed posts?

Thanks again,
C&O
by C&O6088
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 11786

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2016

AARR wrote:I like your reports AANR and csx801 :D
I agree....like the GLC posts. I know people who go to CMU in Mt. Pleasant so I like the reports lately with a Mt. Pleasant viewpoint.

C&O
by C&O6088
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225 75th Birthday Run
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: 1225 75th Birthday Run

Thank you for posting the link to the video as well as the pictures!

C&O
by C&O6088
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 1225 75th Birthday Run
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: 1225 75th Birthday Run

I've been trying to find where there are photos and/or videos from this run. Not in this tread, nor in the GLC or Trip threads either. Would welcome some photos and video.

Thanks,
C&O
by C&O6088
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland spur upgrades by CSX
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: Holland spur upgrades by CSX

So I was out of town a few days and came back to see that all the tie replacement work seems to be done on both Ottawa Beach Spur and Hamilton branch to MP19. Question though...the Ottawa Beach spur still looks low on ballast. Are they going to come back and put more down? Are they awaiting until th...
by C&O6088
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland spur upgrades by CSX
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: Holland spur upgrades by CSX

Drove by the Ottawa Beach spur on way home tonight and the crews were still busy working on it at 6:15pm. While there is more work to do, it looks aligned and pretty flat. Wonder what the speed will be when done? I think it had to be going a mere 5 mph before. Nice to see the old branch get some tlc...
by C&O6088
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland spur upgrades by CSX
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: Holland spur upgrades by CSX

Also, if it's been 50 years since any major work...it got me thinking of the RR customers back in the 1960's. I've come up with: BASF; Chris-Craft; there was a spur that went to where now dutton park is, but can't think of business; Lumber company; Business where Prince is located had a spur; Parke-...
by C&O6088
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland spur upgrades by CSX
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: Holland spur upgrades by CSX

The Ottawa Beach branch is in poor shape. The section between River and Lakewood by DeLeuuw Lumber looks like there is no roadbed left....all sand/dirt and just rails. Do you know if the new building going up by TLC will get rail service? Pretty big building going up and looks like an opening/door t...
by C&O6088
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland spur upgrades by CSX
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Holland spur upgrades by CSX

The past couple of weeks have seen CSX work trains on the Ottawa Beach and Hamilton Spurs. First ties, then track for replacement at roads, then this past week, stone train came through to dump new ballast on both spurs. Drove by Ottawa Beach Spur (Ottawa Beach Road) and about 2 dozen track mobiles ...