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by Firemedic Mike
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Derailment Portage IN
Replies: 3
Views: 630

NS Derailment Portage IN

Looks like NS had a dozen or so covered hoppers derail near County Line Road and US 12 between Portage and Gary
by Firemedic Mike
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 16796

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

I am glad you saw the pictures! I figured people would wanna see some action on the line being documented.

And selling beer is very important. It would be a more miserable world without it!
by Firemedic Mike
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 16796

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

Yesterday, Saturday June 13th, West Michigan Railroad crossed CR 681 in rural Van Buren County with multiple cuts of storage tank cars. This is the first rail traffic on that section of the line in many years. This comes after a tie replacement project which was done to ensure the track would hold t...
by Firemedic Mike
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLLX Roster and Locations
Replies: 6
Views: 4504

Re: GLLX Roster and Locations

GLLX 1367 does not exist to my knowledge. I do believe the locomotive in question is 1397, the second ex-UPY MP15AC in Hartford that is currently not in active service
by Firemedic Mike
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170444

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Hanson Logistics is not a customer. The locomotives are parked there and the siding is used to help rearrange cars, but Hanson’s does not currently use rail service in Hartford.
by Firemedic Mike
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 52147

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

West Michigan has a locomotive and caboose next to Hartford High School on display for the Strawberry Festival tonight and tomorrow.
by Firemedic Mike
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Big Four Branch Elkhart IN to Benton Harbor MI
Replies: 10
Views: 7536

Re: Big Four Branch Elkhart IN to Benton Harbor MI

I believe the tracks went UNDER East Britain, if that is what you are referring to
by Firemedic Mike
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart and Western Active line to....?
Replies: 5
Views: 6483

Re: Elkhart and Western Active line to....?

Back in the day, E&W would haul hummer frames to be unloaded near the AM General plant. Not sure when that stopped
by Firemedic Mike
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2019
Replies: 472
Views: 65575

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2019

Injury accident in Coloma at Coloma Road on the tracks. Dispatch is being asked to contact CSX

***Update... sounds like an ambulance may be involved
by Firemedic Mike
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???
Replies: 44
Views: 19949

Re: South Shore to run Frieght To Jackson???

The hopper cars in question in Niles were empty old woodchip gons being loaded with shredded tires. I don’t know if they still load there or not.
by Firemedic Mike
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Current/Former CN Facility in Edwardsburg?
Replies: 4
Views: 4123

Re: Current/Former CN Facility in Edwardsburg?

I went by a few weeks ago and didn’t see it. It is possible it is there and I just missed it
by Firemedic Mike
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Current/Former CN Facility in Edwardsburg?
Replies: 4
Views: 4123

Re: Current/Former CN Facility in Edwardsburg?

It was the most recent depot. Now it is an MoW building. The flat had MoW “junk” and a crane clamshell bucket when it was still there.
by Firemedic Mike
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2018.
Replies: 379
Views: 61170

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2018.

Q327 through Bangor 0828 hours
by Firemedic Mike
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 54062

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

D700 by Bangor at 1041. Locomotive CSX 2048, loaded centerbeam I didn’t catch reporting marks on and two tire cars for WMRR, DEPX 7001 and IFRX 93220
by Firemedic Mike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 54062

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2018

0952 D700 clear Pullman. Locomotive, 2 coil cars, 8 short covered hoppers, and two longer covered hoppers along with 3 high sides headed for WM in Hartford
by Firemedic Mike
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4217

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

I won’t share them without permission. They are in the Facebook group, and I can see if he would share them here
by Firemedic Mike
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joseph Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4217

Re: St. Joseph Bridge

I have a friend who has some. I believe he posted them on the Michigan Railfans Facebook group. He used to operate the bridge
by Firemedic Mike
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - July 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 13406

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - July 2018

Coopersville and Marne is preparing for a freight run leaving in the next 1-2 hours.


Light locomotive to St. Mary’s, loaded car to Standard lumber, light power to Coopersville