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by trainjunkie47
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: UP Derailment near Dixon IL
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: UP Derailment near Dixon IL

UP is going to be paying big time labor costs for that one.
by trainjunkie47
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 3675

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Can the entire Upper Peninsula be far behind, on the For Sale list? At least the tracks east of Escanaba, anyhow.
by trainjunkie47
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 35
Views: 7957

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

The trains between San Yard and Durand run 10 mph tops and rock all over the place now. There is still the matter of a reversing move at Selma Yard in Cadillac. The line from Walton Junction to TC got work recently, but it still isn't better than Class 2. These are just a few of the issues right off...
by trainjunkie47
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler Tower
Replies: 9
Views: 3791

Re: Deshler Tower

Does the station have an asbestos issue? It could be that CSX has been kicking the can down the road on tearing it down, because they didn't want to pay to deal with asbestos mitigation?
by trainjunkie47
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Millbury, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: Millbury, OH

I know Vickers doesn't even approach 140 a day, not even 100 a day. That said, it's rarely boring. Maybe someone on this board can win the lottery, then buy that chunk of farmland that borders the junction, then turn it into another railfan park?
by trainjunkie47
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Garrett Sub Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 4670

Re: Garrett Sub Q&A

Talk wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Union Mills is the best location in my opinion. Scanners in each direction and the CN South Bend sub
Plus, you might get lucky enough to catch the CKIN.
by trainjunkie47
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NRE in Dixmoor and Silvis
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: NRE in Dixmoor and Silvis

Looking at the satellite images of both Dixmoor and Silvis, it would appear that the locations have @ 3 dozen, and @ a couple hundred locomotives, respectively. They appear to be in various stages of service or scrap. Wondering what happens to all those loco bodies and the scores of thousands of par...
by trainjunkie47
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Wheeling and Lake Erie
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Re: Wheeling and Lake Erie

The only one I know of for certain is a rock train out of Carey, that comes east through Greenwich at sunrise most mornings.
by trainjunkie47
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Acquiring SD35's?
Replies: 42
Views: 15176

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

I think the fate of the GP 35's rests largely upon the success of integrating the SD 35's into the system, the individual mechanical condition of the GP's, and projections for future traffic levels. We know that GLC is power hungry, and nothing sits around idle.
by trainjunkie47
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 10
Views: 5535

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

Does AA still interchange Chrysler traffic with NS at Milan? Prior to the pandemic that was a seven day a week operation. It may have changed since. I've been that way several times the last three months, and I've seen NS power at the north end of Ottawa Yard on several occasions. I also see AA wor...
by trainjunkie47
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)
Replies: 35
Views: 14918

Re: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)

Now, will CN start getting container traffic into Moterm from Quebec and Nova Scotia? These Panamax ships are sailing to east coast ports more and more now.
by trainjunkie47
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Re: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)

Since the first time I saw that bridge about a decade ago, I've dreamed about getting an over-under shot with a southbound on the Marion Sub, and a westbound on the Wabash. Got to imagine my odds are nearly the same as hitting the Powerball.
by trainjunkie47
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Boone, Iowa Welcome Train
Replies: 0
Views: 3984

Boone, Iowa Welcome Train

BOONE, Iowa—The final piece of equipment for the Boone Rotary’s Centennial Project, the Boone Welcome Train, made the trip to it’s new home Thursday morning. Beginning at 9:00, the enormous 2-8-0 steam engine, pulled by Berghorst and Son, Inc. a heavy hauler from Hull, Iowa, took a trip from the Boo...
by trainjunkie47
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CSX Doing Track Work in Central Indiana?
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

Re: CSX Doing Track Work in Central Indiana?

It's been that way for a few years now. I've hung out twice in the last two years at Muncie, from early/mid morning, until late in the afternoon, and saw almost entirely NS action. Seems like early afternoon can be hot for NS there.
by trainjunkie47
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: IORY Lima

Thank You, ConrailDetroit.
by trainjunkie47
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

IORY Lima

Going to be in Ohio this week around the IORY south of Hamler, and down past Lima. I'm looking for any info on usual times or days the IORY runs north and south out of Lima. Also would like any info on the CFE through Lima. Thanks.
by trainjunkie47
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler/ Fostoria
Replies: 6
Views: 7270

Re: Deshler/ Fostoria

Everything has slowed down a bit, but it's beginning to rebound. You're not going to get skunked at either location, but there could be some serious lulls in the action from time to time.
by trainjunkie47
Thu May 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Detroit River Tunnel Trains
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: Detroit River Tunnel Trains

Once you can travel to Canada again, standing on the College Avenue bridge near the Windsor portal is a great way to get a visit from either of CP Rail Police, Canadian Customs, or the Windsor Police. It's been forever since I've been to either end of that tunnel.
by trainjunkie47
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Idles Battle Creek Yard 04/03/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Re: CN Idles Battle Creek Yard 04/03/2020

Challenging times for sure for all the railroads. What to keep going and what to idle? The silver linings in the clouds; they can get large infrastructure projects done with less disruption to existing traffic, and they do not have to worry about everything going back to normal at once. It will take...
by trainjunkie47
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Engineer Attempts To Drive Locomotive Into USNS Hospital Shi
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

Re: Engineer Attempts To Drive Locomotive Into USNS Hospital

One would think that an engineer of all people would have enough brain power to realize his plan had no chance to succeed. He must have watched 'Unstoppable' and 'Runaway Train' back to back, in a drunken stupor. :roll: