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by Michigan Railfan
Wed May 29, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: DR&EC
Replies: 162
Views: 16033

Re: DR&EC

Well, life has since caught up, and I haven't had much time to update my railroad (pretty evident since the last post was in September). I've also sort of lost interest in the paper railroad business, which is why I'll be "selling" off my railroad. While you're railroads won't actually be bidding, j...
by Michigan Railfan
Mon May 20, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Newbie Question: What's a 'Foamer'?
Replies: 37
Views: 4227

Re: Newbie Question: What's a 'Foamer'?

This is probably the best definition of foamer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhYXNwvcl6A
by Michigan Railfan
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Unstoppable on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 9915

Re: Unstoppable on TV

.........This was based on a true event, and paints a real industry as really unsafe with no intention of avoiding those depicted events...... Exactly, based. Many movies are "based" on a true story, yet practically none of them will ever follow what happened in the real event. Had Unstoppable been...
by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Anyone still go to Delray?
Replies: 24
Views: 1435

Re: Anyone still go to Delray?

GTW6401 wrote:Then why did you ask where Delray was if you knew already?
Guess I wasn't clear enough... Was just looking for places IN Delray where there it is a lot of action. I frequent Wyandotte and Trenton, but am just looking for a different change of pace in terms of railfanning.
by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Anyone still go to Delray?
Replies: 24
Views: 1435

Re: Anyone still go to Delray?

Can anyone give me an address or something to where they go and see a lot of action in Delray? I'd like to give it a try but don't know where to start. I'm going to be very honest and say that if you aren't even sure where Delray is then its not the place for you. That part of Southwest Detroit is ...
by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Anyone still go to Delray?
Replies: 24
Views: 1435

Re: Anyone still go to Delray?

Can anyone give me an address or something to where they go and see a lot of action in Delray? I'd like to give it a try but don't know where to start.
by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

AARR wrote: CN's Flat Rock Sub to South Yard on Zug Island?
Sorry for getting back to you so late, but you are correct! The track eventually makes it to Zug island, but goes through Great Lakes Steel first... Still correct :wink:
by Michigan Railfan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

One more:

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by Michigan Railfan
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

AARR wrote: All those roads in that area look the same too me :wink: I'll try Wyandotte again :lol:

You got it! This is Oak street in Wyandotte ;)
by Michigan Railfan
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

Is this south of the DTE Trenton loop track next to CN's Edison Yard still in Trenton? Not quite... Think the other direction :D I'll try Wyandotte but not sure which road :? Now you went a little too far north :lol: It's the Harrison street crossing in downtown Trenton. Since that was a tough one,...
by Michigan Railfan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

AARR wrote: Is this south of the DTE Trenton loop track next to CN's Edison Yard still in Trenton?
Not quite... Think the other direction :D
by Michigan Railfan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

Yep, Trenton DTE coal loop track.

Here's another one, not sure how easy it'll be.

Hint: it's in the same area as the last one

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by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519789

Re: Where am I?

Alright, I'll get in on this.

Should be an easy one for those downriver railfanners:

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by Michigan Railfan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS 9533 Engine Trouble (Broken Wheel) Gibraltar MI 3/5/13
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: NS 9533 Engine Trouble (Broken Wheel) Gibraltar MI 3/5/1

I saw the tail end of this train at the Vreeland road crossing (though that was wierd because I've never seen a train parked there), so I went down the Gibraltar road crossing (where I assume this was filmed from) and saw the front of the train. Just thought it had a red signal or something, so I di...
by Michigan Railfan
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Track Work On the dearborn Sub
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Track Work On the dearborn Sub

Yesterday I caught the track maintenance equipment in Trenton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZcz7_jVdJM
by Michigan Railfan
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Merri-7 Trains to Close and Relocate
Replies: 27
Views: 3807

Re: Merri-7 Trains to Close and Relocate

Just stopped by the new shop earlier today. Just a bit bigger than the old one. Still have the same great selection and friendly service as before. I was there for nearly an hour checking out the selection and deciding what to buy. Took me over an hour to get there, as the freeways were all backed u...
by Michigan Railfan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Super Long Threads
Topic: Would You Rather?
Replies: 3772
Views: 271190

Re: Would You Rather?

Definitely the airport. I'd just love to be around planes all day :D (and you didn't specify whether I'd be on the ramp or in the air-conditioned terminal, but I assume you mean ramp. Either way, it's the airport :lol: ) Would you rather live without television or without music for the rest of your ...
by Michigan Railfan
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Interstate Heritage Unit Detroit Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Interstate Heritage Unit Detroit Lines

Nice! I railfan often at the places in your 2nd and last photos. Of course the one day I don't, there's a heritage unit :P. Do you know when it'll be coming back down south from Dearborn?
by Michigan Railfan
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: MoTown Commuter Rail
Replies: 65
Views: 20906

Re: MoTown Commuter Rail

The DR&EC's plan of a commuter system is still in place. The only destination interfering is Toledo, but we are willing to drop it and allow MTRC to serve it. Other than that, you can have trackage rights over any of our track, at a fee of course, and the MTRC trains will be among the low priority ...
by Michigan Railfan
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: MoTown Commuter Rail
Replies: 65
Views: 20906

Re: MoTown Commuter Rail

The DR&EC's plan of a commuter system is still in place. The only destination interfering is Toledo, but we are willing to drop it and allow MTRC to serve it. Other than that, you can have trackage rights over any of our track, at a fee of course, and the MTRC trains will be among the low priority t...