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by GP9R
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 4625 (GP9R)
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: GTW 4625 (GP9R)

The GP9r frames look different than their originals. It looks like they notched out the middle portion to fit the tube. Theres some wrong info in here They did not chop the frame off. The ones I've encountered still have their original frame. The nose is probably about 81-88 inches. I've never actu...
by GP9R
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 4625 (GP9R)
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: GTW 4625 (GP9R)

Theres some wrong info in here I'm reading that the GP9r cab and short hoods are from GP38's. Is that correct? And is the short hood the 81" or 88" length? No. According to everything I’ve read, the cabs and short hoods were fabricated by GTW at the Battle Creek shops. They look very similar to the ...
by GP9R
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Pedestrian Hit By GDLK Train in Kalamazoo Yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: Pedestrian Hit By GDLK Train in Kalamazoo Yesterday.

Having been hit by a train, You'd be amazed at how easy it is for equipment to sneak up on you. I didn't even have ear buds in. Now, that was getting struck by a shoving movement. Saturnalia is right, just stay clear of the track and its not a problem. Was the engineer laying on the horn for a long...
by GP9R
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Pedestrian Hit By GDLK Train in Kalamazoo Yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: Pedestrian Hit By GDLK Train in Kalamazoo Yesterday.

Having been hit by a train, You'd be amazed at how easy it is for equipment to sneak up on you. I didn't even have ear buds in. Now, that was getting struck by a shoving movement. Saturnalia is right, just stay clear of the track and its not a problem.
by GP9R
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Idles Battle Creek Yard 04/03/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 3379

Re: CN Idles Battle Creek Yard 04/03/2020

Battle Creek is not idled. Traffic is severly cut back and its down to a single yard job on days and one at night. Battle Creek does a lot of block swapping but it also builds a lot of blocks. With the auto traffic nearly stopped there isn't a lot of traffic to switch any more but they are still rec...
by GP9R
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Local rescue mission
Replies: 15
Views: 6671

Re: CN Local rescue mission

I am not really sure who told you that one, but that cant be further from the truth. Injectors are a common wear item, and top out around 200$ each. - He who has run plenty of large engines out of fuel, taken the diesel bath getting the fuel back, and never once had to replace injectors because of ...
by GP9R
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Derailment in Port Huron Tunnel
Replies: 58
Views: 18931

Re: CN Derailment in Port Huron Tunnel

They dragged the DPU out at some point Monday afternoon, from what was posted on Facebook. So, there is no crew or engineer on the DPUs? Distributed Power Units are not manned, they are radio-controlled from the lead locomotive. This is the distinction from the manned helper locomotives of yore. DP...
by GP9R
Tue May 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Michigan Customers
Replies: 70
Views: 36659

Re: CN Michigan Customers

South Bend Sub actually starts at Emmett St in Battle Creek. Anything west of there is South Bend sub. The yard itself is technically on the Flint Sub
by GP9R
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: ABS Signal System
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: ABS Signal System

Thanks for the input everyone - I had just suggested ISS because it looked like they had most of the stuff necessary, but some further research shows that Digitrax has basically all the hardware I need and Oregon Rail Supply has the style of signals I'm looking for. And James, even though I said I ...
by GP9R
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: PTC
Replies: 5
Views: 5363

Re: PTC

GTW wrote:Thanks for the information on the PTC towers. It looks like no ones in a hurry here to do anything right now.
The focus is currently Port Huron first and working they're way west from there
by GP9R
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: PTC
Replies: 5
Views: 5363

Re: PTC

Its not a distance thing, Anywhere there is a signal located will have a PTC Tower
by GP9R
Fri May 29, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Your layout: what motive power
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

Re: Your layout: what motive power

The Pelham Terminal uses 2 GATX Leasing MP15DCs, and 1 GATX Leasing GP38
by GP9R
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: EDIT: N and HO scale- CMGN Decal Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4553

Re: N scale- CMGN Decal Question

Its really too bad you're only doing them in N. I could use the sets to finish out my CMGN roster. I'm only missing the 2014, 2001, 2002, and 5175. Everything else is either already done or nearly done
by GP9R
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Best Sounding Train Horns
Replies: 38
Views: 7274

Re: Best Sounding Train Horns

Holy... how many M3/M3Hs you got in there? :lol: At the high point I had 4 M3s and 1 M3H. I've since sold a couple M3s. The K5 in the picture is enough parts to make a K3 or a K5H thats also been sold. The RS5T is actually supposed to be an S5T, but I need the right heads for it. The S3L with snow ...
by GP9R
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Best Sounding Train Horns
Replies: 38
Views: 7274

Re: Best Sounding Train Horns

M3s, M3Hs, Canadian Tuned K3s, and S5T/RS5Ts are my favorites. For a very short time the GTW Caboose in Kalamazoo had an old GTW M3 on it for the crew to use when they where doing long shoves. I'm also gonna leave this right here https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/1176376_102017...
by GP9R
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Caboose question
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: Caboose question

The GTW caboose assigned to Kalamazoo is serviceable but the interior is completely boarded up. From what I've seen its got nice seats up in the cupola
by GP9R
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 79054 caboose on move
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: GTW 79054 caboose on move

NSSD70ACe wrote:The caboose is still in Kilgore Yard as of Monday night. I'm checking tonight since I'll be at Midlink for several hours anyway.
I have it on good authority, there's a very good chance it will be used tonight
by GP9R
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: GTW west of Coopersville
Replies: 60
Views: 30671

Re: GTW west of Coopersville

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by GP9R
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 79054 caboose on move
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: GTW 79054 caboose on move

Sorry to dig up such an old thread. I was looking for some photos of this caboose. It is in service and is usually used about once a week or so to make the trip to Arvco. It looks terrible though
by GP9R
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Quiet Zones - Curious to hear your thoughts!
Replies: 25
Views: 7129

Re: Quiet Zones - Curious to hear your thoughts!

Personally, I always thought the solution that Battle Creek and the GTW came up with was a good compromise. Under that solution, the city passed an ordinance just shy of a true Quiet Zone, instead ruling that, from sunset until sunrise, all trains within the city limits would sound their horns in a...