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by PatAzo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2954

Re: you Must Be Criminals

This looks like one of those threats that could head off the slippery slope of being closed. But I called it from a railfan prospective much ado about nothing so I'll expand on my opinion. The police do not have the resources to respond to every "suspicious" person near the railroad. The rules estab...
by PatAzo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 31
Views: 2954

Re: you Must Be Criminals

The security concern has been present for years. If you follow the description the training involves assessing who is a potential threat. Police agencies do resources to investigate everyone who stands near the track. For railfans much ado about nothing comes to mind. Go to YouTube and look up First...
by PatAzo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: China Railroads
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: China Railroads

A bit of searching on the internet will turn up some articles with Chinese car loadings. Both EMD and GE supplied kits for locomotives to be built in China. The Chinese are technology advanced enough to easily pick it up for themselves.
by PatAzo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: UP - CSX Merger Speculation
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: UP - CSX Merger Speculation

The pressure for an east west merger will come, it's only a matter of time. The regulatory reaction will vary depending on the make up of the legislature. But if Wall Street wants them merged the economic pressure will eventually overpower the regulators.
by PatAzo
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1405
Views: 375356

Re: GDLK Operations

Somebody on Facebook reported that 7030 & 3534 were being sold and moved? Any reliable info on this? As reliable as what filters down from Watco/GDLK management to the employees. The 3834 said to be getting a "Dash 3" electrical cabinet. The 7030 they are thinking age and condition will relegate it...
by PatAzo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting
Replies: 16
Views: 2130

Re: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting

The difficulty shipping food products by rail is most receivers do not need boxcar quantity. A move to distribution center in Bolingbrook would take two Class 1's to make the delivery. I'd wonder if the delivering carrier would be enthusiastic receiving a car in Chicago to move it 10 miles down the ...
by PatAzo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PM 18 Found
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: PM 18 Found

A brief video of the wreck D6fYRc1fMxg There are at least 2 variations of the confederate gold story out there. That should give a clue as to how valid either one is. One account is a Frankfort lighthouse keeper who witnessed cars being pushed off the ferry. The other is a death bed confession of a ...
by PatAzo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

Marquette Rail freight train heading north toward Carr Road, Baldwin. The Google car hasn't been across this crossing making it somewhat difficult to find. It did drive close to this spot. I thought the short sharp grade made this an interesting spot. North of Newaygo but not as far as Baldwin...or...
by PatAzo
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

railrod1949 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:16 am
Marquette Rail freight train heading north toward Carr Road, Baldwin.
I had planned to follow them all the way to Baldwin but with the numerous slow orders, failing light and fierce mosquito's I threw in the towel after this. In the distance they have come around a slight left hand turn.
by PatAzo
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

Onward to modern times. The Google car hasn't driven down the road this was shot from. It may take a bit of MQT knowledge to find it, so a clue, northbound.

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by PatAzo
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

railrod1949 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:30 pm
Yup. indeed, Deshler, OH looking south along the the old B&0 RR Toledo Division crossing the B&O RR Chicago Division.
Looking east.
by PatAzo
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

Buster Manning wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:02 am
Those look like B&O position light signals....Deshler??
Deshler it is. I figured someone would figure it out without to many clues. Picture came from a site with the depots of Henry County. It includes this view and the original wider view



https://www.west2k.com/ohpix/deshlerrea.jpg
by PatAzo
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

A place that many of you have been.

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by PatAzo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: August, 2020 Obituraries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4226

Re: August, 2020 Obituraries.

by PatAzo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

DaveO wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:47 am
Boyz n the Hood

https://goo.gl/maps/7A354gV564Bp9LwdA
When they go see the dead guy and Ricky looses his football. I don't think I'd have gotten that one.
by PatAzo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

I'll speculate it was shot from the rear of an Amtrak train. Being single track perhaps the line the runs along the coast as the lines into LA Union Station are double track.
by PatAzo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

The Palm tree looking thing to the right gives it a Gulf Coast look or maybe California. The cars and general scene made me think Mexico.
by PatAzo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

The Michigan United Electric passed through Galesburg on city streets then crossed over the Michigan Central just east of town. The approaches were wood trestles.

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by PatAzo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

PatAzo wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:06 am
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The bridge is gone, the track at grade level remains in place in daily use though the double track was eliminated in the 80's.
A modern day view looking in the opposite direction.

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by PatAzo
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 548783

Re: Where Is It?

AARR wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:58 am
Between Grand Rapids and Comstock Park?
Not GR and Comstock Park. Note the interurban car crossing the bridge. A state highway parallels the track on the far side.