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by TrainWatcher
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Cabooses
Replies: 199
Views: 98384

Re: Michigan Cabooses

NS3322 wrote:
Dan Cluley wrote:Yes, 4043 is the ADBF caboose stored in the shop in Mason.
Isn't there a passenger car in the shop as well?
Yup, ex-CN.
by TrainWatcher
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Day at CP 285- 10/19/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

A Day at CP 285- 10/19/2017

Seems I've turned into more of a lurker on here than a poster... Well, here's a few shots from trackside on Thursday... 4 Standard Cab leaders were nice. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/37859786561_b9d6bbe70f_c.jpg Standard Cab Leader by James B , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/37...
by TrainWatcher
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: EL 725 SOLD**
Replies: 80
Views: 41815

Re: EL 725 SOLD**

BLE 725 went to Cleveland for her rebuild. Horizon Rail doing the work. Photos of her at American Steam's shops.
by TrainWatcher
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pictures! Plymouth Area Action - 10/21/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Pictures! Plymouth Area Action - 10/21/2017

Sad. All that history wiped away. Too bad none of the signals were saved.
by TrainWatcher
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Saline Branch
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Re: Saline Branch

Heard a radio ad for Faurcia today about hiring 250 employees for Saline, so they ARE getting more business...
by TrainWatcher
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chasing the Torpedo Boat- 8-29-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2205

Chasing the Torpedo Boat- 8-29-2017

Got a chance to finally check out the newly done INER "torpedo boat" GP9H #5903 (ex-CUT/NYC) yesterday and do a little chasing. What a wonderful job by the guys at Indiana Northeastern. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/36086843444_2feae1eae1_c.jpg EMD Goodness by James B , on Flickr https://farm5...
by TrainWatcher
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soo #1003 Visits Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 1970

Soo #1003 Visits Chicago

Every once and awhile, work and cool stuff in Chicago match up. Case in point, Saturday I worked, and low and behold steam was back in Chicago in the form of Soo Line 2-8-2 Mikado #1003, doing a charity fundraiser for The Shriner's Children's Hospital. Quite a few folks around, and got to talk shop ...
by TrainWatcher
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Freep Michigan Central Station Article
Replies: 19
Views: 2984

Re: Freep Michigan Central Station Article

While I am all for this in the aspect of historical preservation, I don't see it. Do you realize how much Amtrak or MDOT (and really it'll be MDOT) would have to put into the project to get the Wolverine back Downtown? It'd make sense if there was a train that connected thru Windsor, but to basicall...
by TrainWatcher
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Business on the AMTK Michigan Line
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Business on the AMTK Michigan Line

Got to ride 353 and 354 this past week to Chicago for business and made a few notes that thought a few might be interested in. -Contractors Steel in Canton is shipping/receiving. Spotted a bulkhead flat and a scrap gon on their spur. -Worthington Steel in Canton (Haggerty) didn't have any cars, but ...
by TrainWatcher
Tue May 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA RDCs Return to Windsor
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

VIA RDCs Return to Windsor

VIA Rail for the next 3 days is running "Safety Trains" between Windsor Station and WFCU Arena for schoolkids. Budd RDC's were called from storage. VIA RDC-4 #6251 (ex-CN), RDC-2 #6208, and RDC-1 #6105 (ex-CN) started off their trips this morning. Here's one of the keeper shots. https://c1.staticfli...
by TrainWatcher
Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MDOT Railroad?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: MDOT Railroad?!

Amtrak took over dispatching duties early this year. We now dispatch from CP Townline to Porter.
by TrainWatcher
Sat May 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PA Trip 5/4-5/9
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

PA Trip 5/4-5/9

Got a little time away from the railroad, and went out to PA, scouting shortlines, and a little mainline action. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4161/33730718714_26abb1e093_z.jpg A Step Back in Time by James B , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4182/34443051151_7af27c9145_z.jpg CORY 226 by Jame...
by TrainWatcher
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 682912

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

So, to bring up something interesting of note, noticed CSX RCPHG6 #9303 (C30-7) in full YN2, with it's hood doors open (prime mover well visible) chilling on the west side of the Collinwood Shop complex this morning, coupled to a GP30 RDSLUG. Thought all of these had been shipped south and or scrap...
by TrainWatcher
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 682912

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

So, to bring up something interesting of note, noticed CSX RCPHG6 #9303 (C30-7) in full YN2, with it's hood doors open (prime mover well visible) chilling on the west side of the Collinwood Shop complex this morning, coupled to a GP30 RDSLUG. Thought all of these had been shipped south and or scrapp...
by TrainWatcher
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Ann Arbor Mode Railroad Club show 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: Ann Arbor Mode Railroad Club show 2017

Well I went Sunday, and it was, in train show terms, like a ghost town. Picked up a few items, but I've seen better selections elsewhere. I think the weather played a role in the emptiness on Sunday. Not sure if I'd be hitting this show again, maybe on an off chance.
by TrainWatcher
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Freight action on the Chicago Southshore, and southbend RR
Replies: 10
Views: 4460

Re: Freight action on the Chicago Southshore, and southbend

If you see CSS&SB crew, ask. We got lucky last fall when we stopped by and asked a crew coming on duty and we were told a light engine move was gonna be on it's way east as soon as the passenger train cleared. Definitely not disappointed. https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5582/30213924740_6f3a59852e.jpg...
by TrainWatcher
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: CV Island Creek Sub Update February 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

CV Island Creek Sub Update February 2017

Been awhile since I posted an update on the new Clinch Valley. The old layout I was working on came down back in November after some bowing occurred that was needless to say, unplanned for. I re-designed the new layout to be a bit more compact, starting with a 4x6' layout and then will be expanding ...
by TrainWatcher
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 893
Views: 682912

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

CSXT 1708 spotted this past week. Photo by Brad Kanary. Can anyone say "Snoot"?

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by TrainWatcher
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS/DEEX Eastern Coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 5068

NS/DEEX Eastern Coal?

Had a Westbound, eastern DEEX coal load come into Toledo day, got recrewed at 285 in the siding after sitting a few hours, and went north. Was wondering if this is also part of the added business NS got when it took the coal business from CN?