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by conrailmike
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac
Replies: 20
Views: 4051

Re: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac

chapmaja wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:36 pm

When as the section to the Orion assembly plant added?
Orion Assembly started production in December of 1983 so I would assume during the construction of it.
by conrailmike
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac
Replies: 20
Views: 4051

Re: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac

It's been about 10 years since Orion Assembly last shipped by rail on the Orion Sub. The yard (what's left of it) was still used for run around moves and the annual Circus Train up until a couple years ago. It was put out of service north of the scrap yard about a year ago. Last train to use the Ro...
by conrailmike
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transload at CN Battle Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Transload at CN Battle Creek

I believe the Oshawa truck plant closed some years ago. Oshawa truck did close some years ago, Oshawa Assembly however has been doing final assembly ( everything was being shipped up there and then put together) of light duty trucks for about a year. It was just temporary and the plant is scheduled...
by conrailmike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transload at CN Battle Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Transload at CN Battle Creek

If the frames are already in MI why transload them in Battle Creek? Why not just have an American crew take them to Flint and unload them there like they usually do? It's anyone's guess as to why GM does what they do. I've heard there were two locations they were loading frames from so who knows. I...
by conrailmike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transload at CN Battle Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Transload at CN Battle Creek

I noticed a cut of 12 flats carrying what appear to be truck frames sitting in the the CN Battle Creek yard near the Car Shop (RIP Track?) for a couple days. It appears they are now offloading the frames onto semis. Have not seen this before, seems like an odd place for this as there are no truck f...
by conrailmike
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Future of Grand Blanc and Wixom yards
Replies: 13
Views: 6070

Re: Future of Grand Blanc and Wixom yards

atrainguy60 wrote:Is even the long siding in Clyde/Highland full of storage, or are they leaving that one open?
Nothing sitting in Clyde siding as of yet and the last time I was by Grand Blanc yard, most if not all of it had been ripped out.
by conrailmike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hope for CN’s Orion spur?
Replies: 8
Views: 5045

Re: Hope for CN’s Orion spur?

Orion Assembly barely runs one shift at the moment, they build the Bolt, Verano, Sonic, and autonomous vehicles. Finished vehicles have been loaded on trucks since back around 2009 or so. The new GM warehouse in Flint will never see rail service, there's no need for it as it's just a parts processin...
by conrailmike
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Lincoln yard, Wixom
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: Lincoln yard, Wixom

Rails are pretty rust going across Wixom Rd. and it looks like they end not to long after that either. Nothing goes to Milford anymore, Iverson's Lumber sold their property to a condo developer awhile back and that was the only spur left in town, they have no rail service at the Highland location :-(
by conrailmike
Tue May 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

G765 clearing Holly Diamond @ 16:09
CSXT 3208, 732
by conrailmike
Mon May 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

D902-29 clearing South Clyde @ 21:27
by conrailmike
Wed May 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN/UP Inspection Train South Bend Sub.
Replies: 63
Views: 24206

Re: CN/UP Inspection Train South Bend Sub.

Cleared Holly Diamond at 15:55
by conrailmike
Wed May 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN - May 2017
Replies: 210
Views: 33890

Re: CN - May 2017

CN/UP Inspection train clearing Holly Diamond @ 15:55
by conrailmike
Mon May 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

G??? clearing South Clyde @ 17:00, didn't see the head end.
by conrailmike
Mon May 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

D702-22 into the siding at Newark @16:00
by conrailmike
Sat May 13, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Southbound Grain Train clearing South Clyde @ 5:45... didn't see power and scanner wasn't on to hear the symbol
by conrailmike
Tue May 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

D702-09 clearing South Clyde @ 20:10
by conrailmike
Sun May 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

D702-07 clearing South Clyde @ 16:25
by conrailmike
Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53667

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

D701 clearing South Clyde @ 9:29. Did not see what was leading it though
by conrailmike
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April 2017
Replies: 452
Views: 46697

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April 2017

SB autorack train cleared Plymouth diamond at 17:35. Not sure where it came from; perhaps North Yard - it did not come off the Detroit Sub. First saw as I looked west from Station 885. Tried to catch it at Lilley on my bike but failed. Two CSX units and 19 autoracks. No scanner with me. Hadn't seen...
by conrailmike
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN - April 2017
Replies: 268
Views: 38049

Re: CN - April 2017─RDC "GEOMETRY TRAIN" NOW!!!!!!

Robertrains wrote:
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:» Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:55 am
The 1501 does not appear to be at East Yard.

OK, I am "Guessing" that
CN RDC "GEOMETRY TRAIN" #1501 is "Gone!!!!" Can anyone verify? :?:
Yesterday at 3 p.m. it went east past Flint Assembly.... who knows where it is now