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by bctrainfan
Thu May 07, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

Re: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne

The B33 (or whatever they call it now) now turns at Battle Creek instead of going all the way to Kzoo. The Battle Creek job runs to Kalamazoo and back with whatever traffic B33 brings west. That actually makes more sense to me. So some Michigan Line traffic is going via Wayne and some still exchang...
by bctrainfan
Sat May 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

Re: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne

Did this restart somewhat recently? Do they still run the B33 Jackson-Kalamazoo turn as well? The B33 had moved from nights to a day job during Amtraks night-time track work between Battle Creek and K'zoo last summer/fall. The B57 is still the local switcher out of Battle Creek Hinman yard at night,...
by bctrainfan
Sat May 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates May 2020
Replies: 350
Views: 34108

Re: CN Updates May 2020

Noticed a train waiting to leave Battle Creek yard eastbound, CN leader but 2nd was a bright yellow, new looking engine 701 with large Progress Rail logo, didnt find it in a quick look through some rosters...a demonstrator maybe? It was a ways away in poor light, but it looked to be all or mostly ye...
by bctrainfan
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates - February 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 35774

Re: CN Updates - February 2020

UP 1995 CNW heritage unit in the yard at Battle Creek.
by bctrainfan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 12473

Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Noticed the blue NW2 switch engine DRSX 1005 from Kellogg's has been moved to the spur into the scrapyard off the Kellogg's lead from the CN Battle Creek yard. Its parked with a CN boxcar and IC gon, in an area where they have been doing scrapping of some railcars. Currently they have several autora...
by bctrainfan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Train Location Updates 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 12898

Re: NS Updates, November 2019

So I'm a bit late with this report. Friday about 5:50 PM there was an eastbound through Galesburg. I only got a good look at the last part of it, but it was an unusually long mixed freight for that time of day. Lots of gons, some coil cars, and the obligatory CHs. May have had some box cars at the ...
by bctrainfan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transload at CN Battle Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 4041

Transload at CN Battle Creek

I noticed a cut of 12 flats carrying what appear to be truck frames sitting in the the CN Battle Creek yard near the Car Shop (RIP Track?) for a couple days. It appears they are now offloading the frames onto semis. Have not seen this before, seems like an odd place for this as there are no truck fa...
by bctrainfan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates- September 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 68724

Re: CN Updates- September 2019

Watching Post Cereals in Battle Creek spotting cars with a red Shuttlewagon. Also frequently still see both NS and CN switching there, usually at night.
by bctrainfan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 12880

Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Amtrak MOW crews continue track work at night on the Michigan Line west of Battle Creek. Have a lot of stuff staged out by CP Custer including a cut of rough looking AMTK MOW gons shoved quite a ways up the old Customs Cargo building spur along W River Rd, up to where some trees are growing in the g...
by bctrainfan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates- July 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 23291

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates- July 2019

Headed to Harrisville next week for a few days, haven't been there in years, what kind of schedule does LSRC have these days?
by bctrainfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - July 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 19527

Re: NS Updates - July 2019

Did the B33 Jackson-Kalamazoo turn move to days? Haven't seen it lately. Is there a B34 still working days Battle Creek to Kalamazoo, and does it sometimes do Battle Creek-Jackson instead? Appears the B57 is still doing night local duties from Hinman yard in Battle Creek to Augusta. NS 5334 and 533...
by bctrainfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - July 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 19527

Re: NS Updates - July 2019

Did the B33 Jackson-Kalamazoo turn move to days? Haven't seen it lately. Is there a B34 still working days Battle Creek to Kalamazoo, and does it sometimes do Battle Creek-Jackson instead? Appears the B57 is still doing night local duties from Hinman yard in Battle Creek to Augusta. NS 5334 and 5337...
by bctrainfan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates- July 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 59724

Re: CN Updates- July 2019

Orange Bessemer BLE 866 working in the Battle Creek yard, have seen it here a few times recently.
by bctrainfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1393
Views: 361563

Re: GDLK Operations

Met the new general manager Chadd today. NS 3067 was at Gearhart yard today a GP40-2 which had 6 days left on its Elk lease so it will be going back to Elkhart. 303 was on the GR&I main at Mosel with 4209 & 4189. 105 was at the old stone pit along Walbridge near Patterson with 2204 & 3534 training ...
by bctrainfan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates- April 2019
Replies: 269
Views: 57215

Re: CN Updates- April 2019

Looks like CN may have had some on the ground in the Battle Creek yard, Hulcher crews were packing up to head home.
by bctrainfan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Kicks 13 Y/O off Train in BC
Replies: 28
Views: 9630

Re: Amtrak Kicks 13 Y/O off Train in BC

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:I'd be interested in bctrainfan's perspective on this subject...
I actually just saw the post and hadn't heard about from my "other sources" lol.... I'll just say it seems like strange people/situations often find there way into Battle Creek!
by bctrainfan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates- April 2019
Replies: 269
Views: 57215

Re: CN Updates- April 2019

Earlier w/b autorack came into Battle Creek yard with CN/Ferromex/UP/UP/Ex-Soo CEFX 6007 as power. Appears they broke up this interesting lash-up, but picked up the Track Test set (with the test car and 3 cabooses CN, ICG, and Algoma Central) as it is now w/b out of BC with CN 2720, Ferromex 4681, C...
by bctrainfan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates-March 2019
Replies: 307
Views: 52886

Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Westbound thru Battle Creek an autorack with all NS power, NS 9143 leading 3678.
by bctrainfan
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates- December 2018
Replies: 284
Views: 56457

Re: CN Updates- December 2018

What looked to be an Amtrak was eastbound on CN leaving Battle Creek around 02:30. Don't see it on Amtrak's map, maybe an equipment move or test train of some kind?
by bctrainfan
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Willow Run Yard
Replies: 11
Views: 6943

Re: Willow Run Yard

Was there a different yard servicing the bomber plant, etc, during WW2?