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by GrandTrunkFan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Jackson, early 90s
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Jackson, early 90s

I was curious, does anyone have any pics of the Jackson area, from the late 1980s up to the end of the Conrail era basically? More specifically, lineside details, ROW, signage, facilities, etc. Looking for reference pictures for my layout construction. Thank you
by GrandTrunkFan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Looking for Michigan Shortline HO locomotives
Replies: 2
Views: 7411

Re: Looking for Michigan Shortline HO locomotives

Great Lakes Hobby & Toy in Sterling Heights has both the HESR and CM versions of 9712 on the shelf as of last weekend
by GrandTrunkFan
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: D708, 1992?
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Re: D708, 1992?

East Jordan was making brake drums for Webb Wheel and loaded just east of the track where they recieved pig iron ingots for their foundry. They also may have loaded fire plugs and other sundry items they made at the same spot as the brake drums. 16 1/2 by 7 semi trailer brake drums. Big uns! Most o...
by GrandTrunkFan
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: D708, 1992?
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Re: D708, 1992?

I suppose I should know the answer, but I'm afraid I don't remember. I spent a lot more time east of Lansing than west. The only thing that comes to mind is East Jordan Iron works in Sunfield. Is that the same as P&W? Looks like they dropped off 4 of the CSX single door boxes and picked up a differ...
by GrandTrunkFan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: D708, 1992?
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

D708, 1992?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo5Zf2RQJkg Another fantastic Dan Cluley video, towards the end of the video, 708 is shown to be leaving Lake O with several boxcars behind the caboose then again in Mulliken with those cars now absent in the consist. Who was receiving boxcars between Lake O and Mull...
by GrandTrunkFan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Your E Lansing Amtrak Parking Fees at Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: Your E Lansing Amtrak Parking Fees at Work?

100K driving a bus, why'd I become a mechanic...? :roll:
by GrandTrunkFan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: CSX Radio Traffic from the 1990's
Replies: 3
Views: 4417

Re: CSX Radio Traffic from the 1990's

Wow, Ill have to give it a listen! Modeling CSX in this era here in Michigan
by GrandTrunkFan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortline Updates August 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 10611

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates August 2017

Is GRE running every other day?
by GrandTrunkFan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor Passenger Cars
Replies: 16
Views: 3839

Re: Ann Arbor Passenger Cars

I'm not surprised the private cars are gone. Seems like there were one or two news stories about them being hit by graffiti vandels
by GrandTrunkFan
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Ionia Fair Train
Replies: 8
Views: 5138

Re: Ionia Fair Train

Read this thread, page two has lots of great pictures from the fair train in Ionia
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21555&hilit=malta&start=20
by GrandTrunkFan
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: DSSX Salt Hopper question
Replies: 12
Views: 7567

Re: DSSX Salt Hopper question

Sorry to bring up an old post but my question is appropriate to the topic. I'm looking to add some Michigan region cars into my model railroad roster for my layout. Does anyone know approximately when Detroit Salt started acquiring their own hopper fleet? I cant find any pics before the early 2000s ...
by GrandTrunkFan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Minneapolis, MN?
Replies: 2
Views: 3073

Minneapolis, MN?

I'm in Minneapolis the next couple weeks doing a training class for my job and I have this weekend free and want to do some railfanning. Minnesota Commercial is definitely on my list but anyone have any good spots to shoot them or any other spots at all that would be worth checking out?
by GrandTrunkFan
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Lowell Street Trackage???
Replies: 23
Views: 11101

Re: Lowell Street Trackage???

AT one time the spur in question served the headstone/monument shop. I remember that being in place years ago. The piece left of the spur was used to unload plastic beads for Attwood. Wonder where that business went? Was in use when CSX had it up until maybe 10/15 years ago... There was also a coup...
by GrandTrunkFan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Conrail Grand Rapids 1990s
Replies: 31
Views: 13751

Re: Conrail Grand Rapids 1990s

Conrail only very briefly operated beyond Kzoo and 44th, selling the line off to the state not long after Conrail's inception. It became the Kent Barry & Eaton and didn't last too long. What about after that? I thought they once again regained the line after the KBEC folded. Didn't trackage to Cale...
by GrandTrunkFan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Track plan
Replies: 44
Views: 35909

Re: Track plan

Here is a different take on a Plymouth/Detroit plan. It is an adaptation of a plan in Trainplayer. Still working out an operating Scheme. http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10457/Detroit_Sub_28129.jpg Both plans look good and look like theyd be fun to run, but I like the first better wi...
by GrandTrunkFan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Lansing Model RR
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Re: Lansing Model RR

Just 4 Fun hobbies is near the Frandor mall between Lansing & East Lansing. They had some train stuff in their old location. I have not been in since they moved a few months ago, so I don't know what they carry currently. G&G Trains is probably the best store in the area. They are in the country ne...
by GrandTrunkFan
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Track plan
Replies: 44
Views: 35909

Re: Track plan

This will be very cool! Keep us updated!!
by GrandTrunkFan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: CSX-Lansing to GR-1990s (Doktor No?)
Replies: 22
Views: 14765

Re: CSX-Lansing to GR-1990s (Doktor No?)

I sorta remember the mini unit trains to Sunfield. I remember seeing cars filling the two tracks behind downtown. Never remember seeing the little yellow Alco though. Are these the tracks you speak of? These haven't been used since the 90s? http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/4/1/8741.120756960...
by GrandTrunkFan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: TSBY 1977
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Re: TSBY 1977

I thought this unit was going to work for a customer along the line up north?
by GrandTrunkFan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE remnats to Ionia removed
Replies: 12
Views: 7614

Re: GRE remnats to Ionia removed

mikerm19 wrote:Ugh, this line in particular makes me sad the most. :cry:

I know what it could have been.
BerkshireKid wrote:Fill us in... What could it have been?
C&M Eastern Division... :P