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by Norm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Durham NC - 11'8" bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Re: Durham NC - 11'8" bridge

11' eight is always fun to watch. The ignorance goes on and on.
by Norm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Consumers/DTE to be off coal by 2040
Replies: 19
Views: 3334

Re: Consumers/DTE to be off coal by 2040

What will happen if the way is found to make coal clean burning? That is what I am wondering. Technology advances daily and it will soon come to pass that with the ability to make the smokestacks of coal fired power plants basically pollutant free don't discount it just yet. Wind and solar are much...
by Norm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: NS dispatchers on the move ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2572

Re: NS dispatchers on the move ?

Just following CSX's lead to disgruntle more employees. I know a CSX dispatcher who retired just before that happened to CSX dispatchers.
by Norm
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Solstice Railfanning In Durand
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Winter Solstice Railfanning In Durand

IMO, crappy video but thanks for your efforts.

Took my Grinch pill this morning.
by Norm
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Hunter Harrison on leave - edit: passed away
Replies: 17
Views: 5315

Re: Big Changes at CSX?

Doktor No wrote:Amazing. Thats all I will say right now. Sold 99% of my holdings last spring. Nice profit thanks to his 'leadership.' We shall see what happenes going forward.
Excellent timing.
by Norm
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Prototype Circular Yard
Replies: 5
Views: 3843

Re: Prototype Circular Yard

Makes sense to me Don but it seems to be overkill for an ethanol plant of that size.
by Norm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX reducing Columbus intermodal (Willard info in comments)
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

Re: CSX reducing Columbus intermodal as well.

Harrison thinks only he knows best. It remains to be seen if he does.
by Norm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Avatars and Usernames
Replies: 160
Views: 78343

Re: Avatars and Usernames

I have friends in MOW and know some signal maintainers. Should my avatar be a spike or a target signal?
by Norm
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: What kind of camera?
Replies: 12
Views: 9524

Re: What kind of camera?

railohio wrote:Dial back the cartoon colors, kid.
:lol:
by Norm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Railroads.com
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Michigan Railroads.com

Anyone know what's going on over there? My login now takes me to the RRHX page.
by Norm
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake Michigan Shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 3268

Re: Lake Michigan Shipping

My take: The Great Lakes Basin Railroad stands a better chance of coming to fruition than does the idea of ferrying cars across Lake Michigan. At least it will bypass the Chicago congestion. Given our location in the usual cross country traffic patterns of railroading we are an outlier. We ship our ...
by Norm
Sat May 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Delray Container Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Delray Container Yard

Check out these guys. NS services the intermodal ramp but there's access to all the other railroads.

https://www.containerport.com/locations ... nal-depot/
by Norm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur That Used To Be In Romulus
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Spur That Used To Be In Romulus

Old topo maps show an interchange track there. Follow that curve on Google Earth and it makes sense.
by Norm
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Swanton staging yard
Replies: 42
Views: 16356

Re: Swanton staging yard

"What's sad is there is still a ton of good coal available for use, but nobody has developed a way to make this coal clean enough to not produced the greenhouse gases that are damaging the environment." Equipment can be developed to make that coal clean. The problem is it will take time to accomplis...
by Norm
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Train 1 , Semi 0.
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Train 1 , Semi 0.

I see the problem. The conductor was driving the train.

Well, that's what the newspaper said so it must be true. :mrgreen:
by Norm
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Stopped Train on The Wabash
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Stopped Train on The Wabash

SousaKerry wrote:Probably waiting on a Southbound SMRS train to clear the diamonds... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Oh wait this is 2016 not 1982
I hope they brought lunch.
by Norm
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Woman Killed in Vehicle/Train Crash. Shiwassee Co.
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Woman Killed in Vehicle/Train Crash. Shiwassee Co.

They corrected the story today.
by Norm
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Swanton staging yard
Replies: 42
Views: 16356

Re: Swanton staging yard

Shipping rates for coal are much cheaper on boats than rail. Several years a go a article was written in a railroad publication how coal was loaded at Toledo on boats for rail served generating plants in Michigan. This still takes place today. So don't disregard the idea this coal won't go to Sandu...
by Norm
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ithaca Ethanol
Replies: 37
Views: 14421

Re: Ithaca Ethanol

IMO, they should stop production of ethanol except for enough corn-squeezin's to keep Willie Nelson's voice raspy. Tale that nasty stuff out of our gasoline. It'll also help reduce the price of corn flakes.
by Norm
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Michigan line ownership
Replies: 12
Views: 2502

Re: Amtrak Michigan line ownership

MiddleMI wrote:Anyone have an old map showing this Jackson-Three Rivers line? Trying to orient myself and understand how this was a more direct and/or invaluable route.
Go to Michigan DNR website and look at topo maps for that area.