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by cfriedri
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9083
Views: 513436

Re: Where Is It?

Michael wrote:Well done Jochs. Here is an easier one
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Intersection of Whitcomb and Fullerton in Detroit. Just off of I-96 looking northwest.
by cfriedri
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 58440

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

As a result of PTC implementation on the Peoria Line, foreign power cannot lead on the line anymore until other railroads' motive power achieves interoperability with the KCC&E's PTC system. The interoperability is a work-in-progress, with Union Pacific's locomotives the only foreign locomotives th...
by cfriedri
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Another dumb AA question......
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: Another dumb AA question......

I for one would have no opposition if the AA and GLC joined forces via Watco. Would be a good opportunity for me to come back home rather than conducting away for the WSOR :lol:
by cfriedri
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Chilson Siding
Replies: 6
Views: 4260

Re: GLC Chilson Siding

There's not really any specific answer to why they did what they did. The crew is the only source of reliable information on the subject. If I had to speculate I'd say the cars are billed differently and were thus left separate.
by cfriedri
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WSOR Inspecting the Plymouth Sub?
Replies: 20
Views: 11073

Re: WSOR Inspecting the Plymouth Sub?

Haha if the WSOR got the Plymouth Sub I'm sure they'd call me off the extra board to cover it :lol:
by cfriedri
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358156

Re: GDLK Operations

Elk has a WSOR passenger car here for shippers specials this Friday , Saturday and team member special Sunday. There possibly is another car coming from Lake States too. Nice touch to do this for the local communities. Running ahead of 303 Friday morning from Kazoo to Grand Rapids, Saturday running...
by cfriedri
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 38858

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

AARR wrote:Short lines can be flexible and adjust their schedules operating when their customers need them
And that's also why I get called off the extra board :lol:
by cfriedri
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Norfolk and Western Ontario Ops
Replies: 1
Views: 4536

Norfolk and Western Ontario Ops

Curious to know what can be said about Norfolk and Western operations in Ontario - what was served, what trains served it, why were they there in the first place, etc. I know the ops started with the Wabash and ended sometime in the NS era. Any info is appreciated.
by cfriedri
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Saline Branch
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: Saline Branch

Current Faurcia production goes to Dearborn IIRC so there won't be rail shipments there. The engine plant in Dundee ships in NS 86' box cars so maybe that's what the ones in Milan are for. AA and NS shifted their interchange point to Milan a year or two ago because of congestion in Toledo. Is the p...
by cfriedri
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor Passenger Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Ann Arbor Passenger Cars

Currently nothing sitting there except a pair of P32s and two ballast cars as of this afternoon.
by cfriedri
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NRE Silvis
Replies: 11
Views: 7767

Re: NRE Silvis

AFAIK there's not much of an opportunity to visit anything on the site without explicit permission.
by cfriedri
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9083
Views: 513436

Re: Where Is It?

LSRC wrote:This might be a difficult one. It was taken in Michigan.

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Is it the west/southwest end of the spur that used to serve Woodard off of S Delaney Rd in Owosso?
by cfriedri
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Milan Locals B70/B71 Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Re: NS Milan Locals B70/B71 Updates

I happened to be in Milan this morning, and I noticed a string of loaded intermodal cars in the siding on the north side of the NS main line, west of the diamond. Any ideas as to what they're doing there? Did they come up on the AA and are waiting pickup by an NS road train? I had heard that the co...
by cfriedri
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9083
Views: 513436

Re: Where am I?

Michael wrote:SEM
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Off of Rust Road south of Romulus on the CSX?
by cfriedri
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ann Arbor Railraod returns to the Saline Branch
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: The Ann Arbor Railraod returns to the Saline Branch

Why are the crossing signal bonds so close to the crossing that the train needs to stop? Anybody know? When the tank cars were stored on the branch, they were right up to the crossings in a few locations. I'd imagine that the railroad changed some circuitry or something to that nature around in ord...
by cfriedri
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortline Updates Jan 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 8471

Michigan Shortline Updates Jan 2016

AA 2373, 3927, and 1337 are currently tied down just north of Payeur Road at Pittsfield Junction. Word is that they brought autorack cars up from Toledo to Milan and several covered hopper cars went up to Osmer. No cars that I'm aware of came south from there.
by cfriedri
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9083
Views: 513436

Re: Where am I?

Michael wrote:Image
The view from both direction. The bridge is an Interstate highway. This is available on Google Street view.
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Is it the old spur to the Ford Plant in Monroe?
by cfriedri
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9083
Views: 513436

Re: Where am I?

Pixl wrote:SEM

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Britton looking west on M50.
by cfriedri
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: NS Milan

B70 still operates out of Milan AFAIK. My best guess is that you saw them switching the yard. Not sure exactly what all they serve but I think they run from Milan to Oakwood Yard and back.
by cfriedri
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Run Through Power for AA/GLC
Replies: 43
Views: 9793

Run Through Power for AA/GLC

Was informed this evening that there would be some interesting action happening on the Ann Arbor Railroad tonight and being that it's my first time back to Michigan in a while, I decided to head out to look for a supposed grain extra. Turns out that there were two NS six-axle units on the head end o...