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by trainjunkie47
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Garrett Sub Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

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: 490

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: 641

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: 8601

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: 9
Views: 2079

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: 27
Views: 3759

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: 2926

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: 1569

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: 1716

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: 6
Views: 1554

Re: IORY Lima

Thank You, ConrailDetroit.
by trainjunkie47
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

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: 4508

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: 2729

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: 3311

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: 1758

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:
by trainjunkie47
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail
Replies: 18
Views: 4781

Re: G&W to Purchase Ohi-Rail

Ohi-Rail's website is down. I also had trouble finding any news articles on the matter.
by trainjunkie47
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: COVID-19 impact on rail service
Replies: 3
Views: 3675

Re: COVID-19 impact on rail service

Finished autos will continue to move provided there are people available to move them. GM is the only automaker whose inventory is drawn down currently, due to the strike last fall. The other variable will be if people aren't out buying cars, then they won't be shipped for that reason. Ford, FCA, To...
by trainjunkie47
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

Re: Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings

Outstanding pictures, Mike.
by trainjunkie47
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Wreck at East Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Wreck at East Chicago

hoborich wrote:What's a "conductor car"?
It leads the string cars, the woodwind cars, the brass cars, and the percussion cars. :D
by trainjunkie47
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

Re: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests

Could the reason for cancellation of all trains nationwide be due to the risk of the protests "spreading" and blocking other tracks? (Why shut down the entire VIA network, and not just where the protests are happening) My guess is precisely that? There are places in British Columbia, Manitoba, and ...