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by SD80MAC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub happenings
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Plymouth Sub happenings

No, Sunfield was a siding just like any other. The west end was a spring switch so that west bounds could spring out without having to line a switch. Since Sunfield was located in the ABS blocks, there were no power switches. If a meet was going to happen, the dispatcher would issue a train order th...
by SD80MAC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 37
Views: 5048

Re: GLC GP38 incident

ns8401 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:03 pm
If 2011 is the first pic and it’s an engine from his childhood then I must be getting old...
I was thinking the same thing.
by SD80MAC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub happenings
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Plymouth Sub happenings

Don't forget Howell.
by SD80MAC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 37
Views: 5048

Re: GLC GP38 incident

FWIW, 397 will be going to Progress Rail to be rebuilt.
by SD80MAC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub happenings
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Plymouth Sub happenings

Current management mentality is "scorched earth". Don't leave anything useful for the next guy. The yard at Grand Ledge has been mostly OOS for years so them removing it doesn't surprise me. Same with Sunfield, I think the last time I actually saw it used was 2011.
by SD80MAC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Talk wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:29 pm
W???-?? In New Buffalo Siding. Loram RailGrinder
Those don't move under a train symbol since they aren't a train, they move as on-track equipment, like a hyrail truck. Was it moving?
by SD80MAC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: RailPictures.net Uploading Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: RailPictures.net Uploading Issues

Are your files too big? Unless something has changed recently, they don’t like anything bigger than about 1024 pixels wide.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4s
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4s

You missed it because I omitted it for some reason! The U3as were built in 1927.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4s
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4s

The following is another "Steam Sunday" segment I recently posted on my Michigan Railfans Facebook group. Once again, I'm not an expert, but the following is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Enjoy! For the first Steam Sunday of 2021 (Happy New Year!), we’ll be taking a look at another group of...
by SD80MAC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D702 getting ready to leave Grand Rapids, heading back to Holland. In the train are a reefer and rubber cars for WMI along with a big cut of ash gons for the MS.
by SD80MAC
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Donnie, the only time light power is restricted to 30 mph is if it is a single light unit (4 or 6 axles). 2 or more light units, or even 1 unit and 1 car (basically anything 8 axles or more) are cleared to run at track speed.
by SD80MAC
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Even numbers are east-bounds, odd numbers are west-bounds.
by SD80MAC
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D706 east at Fox, 3211 leading with 738 about 2/3 of the way back. The GLC/Lansing set out appears to be on the rear.
by SD80MAC
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Small door on the front of an engine
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Small door on the front of an engine

That's the front door, how one gets into the cab. When you go inside that door, there are a few steps leading up into the main area of the cab. There's also a back door on the engineer's side of the cab. And yes, the bathroom is located in the nose immediately to the right of the front door.
by SD80MAC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Spring switches, where are they?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Spring switches, where are they?

The east end of the siding in Grand Ledge was a spring switch until 2015. The spring was starting to wear out and after a train would “spring out” the east end, it often times wouldn’t throw itself quite all the way back over. This would result in bad signals approaching the east end of Grand Ledge ...
by SD80MAC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates January 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 2180

Re: Shortline Updates January 2021

Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 1:45pm(early)... WAMX 4125, WAMX 4124 both facing north. 2 boxcars and 5 covered hoppers. Wasn't at home, but sounded like GDLK was southbound through Byron Center around 4:30pm. Currently southbound approaching Shelbyville with 4124, 4215 and 4017 all runnin...
by SD80MAC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates January 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 2180

Re: Shortline Updates January 2021

The GRE/MMRR/MS schedule is all screwed up due to some of their employees being off work with Covid.
by SD80MAC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

If it were up to me, I would just run a dedicated Grand Rapids-Ann Pere turn 2 or 3 times a week, with nothing but GLC traffic on it. Bob’s thinking is correct that GLC traffic does come both from the west and the east, and GR does build a GLC block for D706 in addition to a Lansing block. I’m not s...
by SD80MAC
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 581
Views: 14051

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Y106 east by Breton in GR 11:06.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 21538

Re: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!

Nice list, thanks. I had no idea that CN still had that many blue GTW 5800s.