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by Fred
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 1542

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

All replies are right on point. Use to be dispatchers were former towerman who knew the territory and train operation. Now, for the most part, new dispatchers are fresh off the street, know very little about the operation of a railroad because most T&E employees don't want any part of being a dispat...
by Fred
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: October, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Oct Abits

Bob Gibson at 85, great pitcher in his era, lost to Mickey Lolich in game 7, 1968
by Fred
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak #353
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Amtrak #353

Thought I heard Amtrak #353 on the scanner, is it back running again?
by Fred
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CIND
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: CIND

Thanks, I'll be going back there later this summer.
by Fred
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: AA Info
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

AA Info

Can some one tell me what time the crew is on duty in Toledo who takes the train north to Osmer and what's the speed limit between Milan & Osmer.
Thanks
by Fred
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: CIND
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

CIND

After visiting family in Indy this friday, will be heading over to the Cincy area and was wondering about train operations between Greensburg and Valley jct. Any info would be appreciated,
Thank You
by Fred
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 40731

Re: NS Updates - 2020

NS189 with NS 8101 (C of G unit) by Belleville, Mi at 1030am
by Fred
Thu May 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 42152

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Q-131 & 132 operation ceased when the auto companies shut down. Q-151& 152 likewise downsized due to economy, those cars now part of the Q508 & 509. Would "think" they will return when auto companies really back up and running down Mexico way as well
by Fred
Fri May 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 40731

Re: NS Updates - 2020

At 130pm he was at Oakwood making a pickup.
by Fred
Mon May 11, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9150
Views: 544670

Re: Where Is It?

Larry's Truck % Electric in Ohio
by Fred
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Zug Island Works closing.
Replies: 21
Views: 8266

Re: Zug Island Works closing.

Sure miss Dick Purtan !!!
by Fred
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Train show in Madison Heights . 3/7/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: Train show in Madison Heights . 3/7/2020

Problem is that I-75 is a total mess for 16 miles starting at 8 Mile Rd & going north - both directions.
by Fred
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Railroading In & Around Wayne County, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 3913

Re: Railroading In & Around Wayne County, MI

You did list the time in your original notice, who is providing the presentation? Is there an admission charge ?
by Fred
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Obituaries January 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 4666

Re: Obituaries January 2020

Dan Haggerty "Grizzly Adams" just passed away.
by Fred
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail Bridge - detroit
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Conrail Bridge - detroit

This morning officials came to the tower & instructed the operator to pack up & leave as the U.S. Coast Guard approved the automation of the interlocker & bridge to be controlled by the CR disp in New Jersey. They then padlocked the door.
by Fred
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN train 402
Replies: 9
Views: 3324

Re: CN train 402

Back in 1966 while working at Beaubien St Tower common practice was that upon reaching Beaubien the D&TSL engines would cut off and get their caboose and GTW would then supply power & cab for the trip to Port Huron, I remember well because the cross-overs used to make the move were real back-breaker...
by Fred
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Train Location Updates 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 13371

Re: NS Train Location Updates 2019

31M finally thru Trenton at 200pm
by Fred
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Train Location Updates 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 13371

Re: NS Train Location Updates 2019

31M has the Wabash unit today,currently picking up at Northyard
by Fred
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak hits pedestrian in Albion
Replies: 25
Views: 9060

Re: Amtrak hits pedestrian in Albion

I THINK the engineer also has to be drug/alcohol tested as well