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by NSSD60M
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

PatAzo wrote:Solid train of empty two bay hoppers went south this afternoon. They must have cleared out all the NS hoppers in GR. I wondered if NS wanted them back or GDLK cleared space for more store cars.
Did it run straight into Elkhart or tie down somewhere?
by NSSD60M
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 61201

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

~Z~ wrote:Amtrak p371 west at new buffalo. Q326 is around pine junction. E80106 empty coal at Porter IN.
Q326 is holding at Porter, and said to have an SD40-2/SD40-3 lashup.
by NSSD60M
Sat May 04, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

~snip~ Leasing companies commonly sell locomotives to companies in lease to buy agreements or the likes. That agreement is between the railroad and the leasing company. I don’t expect anyone outside of the company or lessor to have details on such agreements. Same thing with paint, chill and see wh...
by NSSD60M
Thu May 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

While that's certainly a feasible scenario, has it indeed happened with that unit or any other currently leased units to Watco? A number of WAMX units have been repainted by Watco for into schemes for local schools. Watco was founded by Richard Webb, Rick Webb is the current Chairman. WAMX is Webb ...
by NSSD60M
Wed May 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

Isn't the 2204 a lease unit? How could they paint that? The WSOR units look absolutely wretched compared to their sister units across the lake on the WSOR. They must not have been ever cleaned since being on GDLK property. You can buy out lease units. NS has bought and painted a ton of lease units ...
by NSSD60M
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

Anybody able to confirm that the Elk may paint 2204 into WMU colors? Go Broncos. On a side note I've heard the WSOR units are supposed to be painted this year and maybe the SD45 carbody unit. Isn't the 2204 a lease unit? How could they paint that? The WSOR units look absolutely wretched compared to...
by NSSD60M
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates: June 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 37393

Re: CN Updates: June 2018

Is the sprayer train heading west from Battle Creek today?
Thanks in advance.
by NSSD60M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

Yeah, but both locos were long hood southbound, with the lead unit with no ditch lights. Your tight though a backward forward movement. Not arguing the orientation of the engines. I've always operated in relation to the direction of the train, and the orientation of the units is arbitrary. Anything...
by NSSD60M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

darn near had a catastrophic event in TR last night. Hundreds of people next to Grand Elk tracks at water festival with carnival rides all along GDLK tracks. Fireworks just get over and people scurrying to get home. Worst night mare 101 comes around the curve with 80 cars blasting horn and proceeds...
by NSSD60M
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates: June 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 37393

Re: CN Updates: June 2018

PatAzo wrote:
NSSD60M wrote:
PatAzo wrote:WC 3018 in the yard in Battle Creek.
Thanks for that update. Is it shootable where it's at?
If you hiked over the edge of the right of way between the water plant and the substation. At least a few hours ago
Thanks Pat
by NSSD60M
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates: June 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 37393

Re: CN Updates: June 2018

PatAzo wrote:WC 3018 in the yard in Battle Creek.
Thanks for that update. Is it shootable where it's at?
by NSSD60M
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: C&O Logos on Leased Loco
Replies: 14
Views: 7992

Re: C&O Logos on Leased Loco

Because obviously this has nothing to do with CSX. That isn't clear? Reaching out to CSX is nothing but pandering for drama. Exacty my point, if it's a newsworthy piece (as you claim it is to you) then Trains magazine must be leaning toward tabloid style news these days and digging up whatever they...
by NSSD60M
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 14559

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - April 2018

~Z~ wrote:Marquette Rail south at newaygo with 35 cars at 2:52pm.
Any indication what the power was?
by NSSD60M
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: C&O Logos on Leased Loco
Replies: 14
Views: 7992

Re: C&O Logos on Leased Loco

Trains magazine must have bottomed out for news stories to be making one out of this. Why even bother? All they likely did was raise CSX management's radar to the issue to get it painted over and remedied. Because trains reports on all railroad news as such? It's news worthy to me because no matter...
by NSSD60M
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: C&O Logos on Leased Loco
Replies: 14
Views: 7992

Re: C&O Logos on Leased Loco

Trains magazine must have bottomed out for news stories to be making one out of this. Why even bother? All they likely did was raise CSX management's radar to the issue to get it painted over and remedied.
by NSSD60M
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

Trains have had different call times so one knows not when they're coming. Three Rivers has been a parking lot. GM siding had 4002 & 3534 with its train parked northbound in there last night. 4009 & 4017 have been a 2nd road train last few days with lengthy trains going north. 501 local was coming ...
by NSSD60M
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

dave989 wrote:I think it has something to do with crew availability on Friday nights.I have seen it run some Saturdays
Thanks. Would be a nice day to track a southbound through some rural countryside!
by NSSD60M
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

Does GDLK 303 run south bound today from GR, or is there not an established pattern anymore?
by NSSD60M
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362204

Re: GDLK Operations

GDLK 302 just cleared Kilgore Road in Kalamazoo. However, somewhere near I-94 the engineer started blowing the horn at short, regular intervals. I remember reading that such a procedure is used in an emergency. Is that the case? Usually horn usage like that is when approaching a work zone, either r...
by NSSD60M
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Watco Happenings
Replies: 37
Views: 7712

Re: Watco Happenings

See Indiana thread. Watco wants to eliminate the CTC from CP Park to Elkhart account of insufficient traffic. This was the signal system from NYC days when the Robert R. Young yard was built in the 50s. Cell phone track warrants now. NS police kicked out the new GM from that yard last week. Says he...