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by EWRice
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: CSX Montague Subdivision History
Replies: 12
Views: 3731

Re: CSX Montague Subdivision History

I thought I remember reading that, way back, the tracks went all the way to the south side of Pentwater. I know there was a few fruit plants, lumber yards and elevators along the way. As far as Hooker goes, I did some research a few years ago on that site. Holy Sh!$. That was a hell of a mess. You k...
by EWRice
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 602743

Re: Where Is It?

Correct. Approximately one rail length from where I stood is two short sections of rail that replaced the GTW diamond. The discoloration in the grass is where the diamond was.
by EWRice
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 602743

Re: Where Is It?

railrod1949 wrote:
EWRice wrote:In Michigan
This looking east along the Michigan Shore RR spur to the former Sappi Paper plant in Muskegon.
Looking west down the Sappi branch, but where. There is a hint in the middle of the picture. It is far easier to see in person and for a number of years this spot was very busy.
by EWRice
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 602743

Re: Where Is It?

In Michigan
by EWRice
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 602743

Re: Where Is It?

I like the paint job on that old Wellcraft.
by EWRice
Mon May 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Search light signal DMIR
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Search light signal DMIR

What make/model signal is that? The small U bolts make me think it's GRS.
by EWRice
Mon May 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hilltop Rd. in St. Joseph to Close Temporarily.
Replies: 4
Views: 2841

Re: Hilltop Rd. in St. Joseph to Close Temporarily.

That’s great news! Hilltop is a rough crossing. Given that Hilltop is scheduled, I hope that means they will do Glenlord next. I drive Glenlord every day and it is really bad. The worst part is that some people cross the tracks at 2 mph and others at 40, so if you’re making a left off of N. Rooseve...
by EWRice
Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 6315

Re: Cancer

Mepps spinners. They never let me down. Waiting to get my boat in so the kids and I can go fishing.
by EWRice
Fri May 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Ernie the welder from da U.P. ?
by EWRice
Wed May 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

SD80MAC wrote:Vintage Raildude's Dad!!!
He's quite the spokesperson. Robby and Fred are working hard, too. Anybody know who the two kids are on top of the ties? Is the younger one Ryan?
by EWRice
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside
Replies: 25
Views: 9232

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

GTW abandoned the muskegon-greenville line in 1947 when PRR became a partner in the ferry operation. Part of this deal was trackage rights on the PRR line that connected to the GH-GR line at penn jct. This made the former GTW line redundant. I believe the last train from Muskegon was in '88 or '89. ...
by EWRice
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Space Question for Aircraft Experts
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

Re: Space Question for Aircraft Experts

In the vacuum of space, none of the control surfaces, or even the wings or tail, will even work.
by EWRice
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Great video! Can't wait for more. A couple observations: did I see box car with MMRR markings on it? Also, after so many years, it amazes me that that unit still has the same horn and, except for one time I saw it in Grand Haven, every engineer seems to blow that horn the same way.
by EWRice
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Michigan Shore is leaving Ferrysburg for Muskegon with the normal consist plus some more of the gondolas that they brought in last week.
by EWRice
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Michigan Shore is stopped north of the swing bridge waiting for the conductor to open the bridge. Should be heading towards Muskegon in a few minutes. 2025, 2019 and the usual mix of cars.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Open top, CBFX reporting marks.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Caught up to them in the Heights. They look like brand new gons. Who is shipping ash, the BC Cobb remains?

I counted 76 cars after looking back at my video. The last "big one" a few years ago was something like 54 cars.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

What I believe rivals the longest train I have ever seen on Michigan Shore is on its way between Ferrysburg and Muskegon. The normal consist was sandwiched between what must be storage gondolas. The power was out of sight north of 3rd st in Ferrysburg and the last car was just crossing Coho dr in Gr...
by EWRice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan shortline update: March 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 38995

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Michigan Shore is stopped SB at the bridge in Ferrysburg. Both locos and a decent train. Interesting to see two centerbeams in the consist.
by EWRice
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LNG on Michigan's rails? Trump's considering it
Replies: 16
Views: 7270

Re: LNG on Michigan's rails? Trump's considering it

I will take the LNG cars over the 50+ year old petrol pipeline burried 200yds from my house. Every year Marathon sends me a booklet on how to watch for issues around the pipeline.