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by jrgerber
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

There are a lot of workers who will prefer to work from home and companies will let them because it saves them $$$$. There may be hybrid work schedules some,days in and some out. There are alot of commercial office space investors and owners who are concerned about potential vacant space.
by jrgerber
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Amtrak's Goals

Here is a description of the overall plan but especially transportation

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/31/politics ... index.html
by jrgerber
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Amtrak's Goals

I want to revisit the Amtrak profitability comment. No where in the world are passenger trains by governments expected to show a profit. I would like to see Biden's plan address the Gateway project in New York and more CREATE projects in Chicago rather than expand Amtrak service. I would also like t...
by jrgerber
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Amtrak's Goals

Just in case we have forgotten we subsidize Greyhound and Indian Trails as well as Amtrak in this state. We haven't raised the federal gas tax since 1993 which means the gas tax revenues from both trucks and cars can't pay for all the costs so the general taxpayer dollars are used to make up the dif...
by jrgerber
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Amtrak's Goals

A bit off track but are there funds in the plan for Chicago freight improvements and regional and shortline improvements?
by jrgerber
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 1499

Re: Amtrak's Goals

An old article but just an example of how federal government hands out taxpayer dollars to other forms of transportation.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christophe ... e208d86fb8
by jrgerber
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 348504

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Has any of the work funded in part by the federal grant been done and if so what is the status?

Thank you.
by jrgerber
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's
Replies: 24
Views: 4106

Re: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's

Some photos from the Corvette Forum Ionia when the factory was AO Smith. These photos come from that online forum.
by jrgerber
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's
Replies: 24
Views: 4106

Re: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's

There looks like there was a coal fuel facility on the old C&O you can see it off the trial. It's a vacant lot off Bayard St. You can still remnants of the silos
by jrgerber
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's
Replies: 24
Views: 4106

Re: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's

Thanks the auto parts was American Bumper. I think Standard Lumber was a customer as well.
by jrgerber
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's
Replies: 24
Views: 4106

Re: C&O Elmdale Sub Operations 60's-80's

Would love to hear about the customers in Ionia back then for Grand Trunk. Ionia was an interesting rail town with the C&O and Grand Trunk basically side by side through most of the mid town.
by jrgerber
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 51
Views: 44534

Re: Laharpe Shops

From an August 2020 Progressive RR article:

n addition to growing, Pioneer is trying to be more efficient while using fewer assets to provide reliable service. The company owns 80 locomotives but currently is operating only 35 of them.
by jrgerber
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Laharpe Shops
Replies: 51
Views: 44534

Re: Laharpe Shops

In an article in Progressive Railroading when Brookhaven took over Pioneer they had over 80 locomotives and were using only 30. I assume they will keep some margin of locomotives over the 30 number for servicing and reserves. There is a glut of used locomotives on the market right now. Who know if B...
by jrgerber
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 450
Views: 47229

Re: CN Train Location Updates - December 2020

CN inspection train headed west by East Lansing Amtrak depot 2:32pm
by jrgerber
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kiros Energy in Gaylord
Replies: 18
Views: 7500

Re: Kiros Energy in Gaylord

Hey Steve, please see the historical questions thread. They are asking about the old C&O main line in Flint and mentioned you by name. Thanks.
by jrgerber
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Southern RR
Replies: 2
Views: 3753

Michigan Southern RR

I loved when the MSO had their variety of Alcos but here is a recent clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOWqbyK-46A
by jrgerber
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Kendallville Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 8210

Kendallville Terminal

I don't know if the former Ludington Northern SW-8 is still there or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I4rU-2jVgM
by jrgerber
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 348504

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Another one of Scott's awesome videos that looks like it was filmed in April 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1km7m03p4wc