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by SD80MAC
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.
Replies: 58
Views: 1100

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

Y106 must be back to days, just went east at Breton in GR 10:20 am.
by SD80MAC
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 28
Views: 8782

Re: The Future?

They were running through traffic from Chicago to Detroit via Grand Rapids until as recently as May. They are content to operate it as is. Direct connections with 8 shortlines that feed CSX traffic that all they have to do is put on an outbound train and go with is nothing to sneeze at.
by SD80MAC
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

I am confused by this project. The document released by the City of New Buffalo indicates that the long term plan is to change the Pere Marquette service to a Holland- Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo route (see Fiqure 5). If that is planned (I think that makes a lot sense), why spend the money on the New ...
by SD80MAC
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New LSRC power
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: New LSRC power

Yes, one of the slugs and the GP40-2 have been patched and renumbered LSRC 301 and 4301, respectively. Supposedly the other slug is to be mated with the 4325. No word on the MP15 yet.
by SD80MAC
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: If the Rails Were Still There
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

Re: If the Rails Were Still There

The basis for my model railroad is if the former GTW Grand Rapids sub had never been abandoned and RailTex/Rail America had been able to acquire all of it from Durand to Muskegon. It would be a blend of Michigan Shore, Grand Rapids Eastern, Mid Michigan and Huron & Eastern operations since all were/...
by SD80MAC
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Frankfort Question
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Frankfort Question

I don't know why but I somehow remember the company as "Pet Foods" rather than "Pet Milk". A variety of food products for people, not your pet. So the fish oil could have been used for a lot of stuff. Pet Milk is evaporated milk, nothing to do with actual pets. "PET Evaporated Milk is a homogenized...
by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 347
Views: 146197

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
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by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 10714

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

Something just went eastbound at Breton at 12:15.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 347
Views: 146197

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars. All of the tank cars east of 681 are storage cars. Construction of a new spur for transloading at 59 1/2 St begin...
by SD80MAC
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New CSX ST70AH at track speed!
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: New CSX ST70AH at track speed!

Nice video, Nathan. If there had been an SD70MAC rebuild on that train, it would've had 1 each of CSX's newest classes of locomotives :)
by SD80MAC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Acquiring SD35's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

The SD35s are supposed to take the BNSF to Chicago, then CN to Durand for interchange, for what it’s worth.
by SD80MAC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC SD50's
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Re: LSRC SD50's

Same RR, but different question. My son saw on Facebook that LSRC was getting a GP40, 2 slugs and a switcher from NS---anybody seen or heard anything about this? Yes, LSRC recently bought 1 GP40-2, 2 road slugs and 1 MP15 from NS. They have arrived on the property but I don’t believe any are in ser...
by SD80MAC
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

Hmmm... let the speculation begin! Perhaps CN's line between Flat Rock and Dundee, or perhaps either Durand-Detroit or Port Huron-Detroit to eliminate one of those two routes. Hopefully they don't toss any of their upper peninsula routes, but that certainly could happen. They're definitely talking ...
by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 10714

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

D907 on the move from Breton eastbound at 17:46.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 10714

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

D707 dead on the main just west of Breton Rd in GR with CSX 5500 and 8016. Been there since this morning.
by SD80MAC
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 10714

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

georgehmanning wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:19 am
@01:59:43am eastbound two CSX engines and 6 freight cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72
D700. Before that, they were westbound through Bangor at 12:16 AM with 5 cars for the WMI.
by SD80MAC
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Acquiring SD35's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

HESR3868 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:32 am
Supposedly going to be numbered as GLC 381, 383, & 384
Now they just need to renumber 329 to 380 :)
by SD80MAC
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 10714

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

Y306 west at Seymour 9:25.
by SD80MAC
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Acquiring SD35's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Yes, and supposedly 385, 391 and 394 are for sale with the balance of the GP35 fleet not long for the world, but that could change. However, they are so starved for power currently that I doubt we will see any of the active GP35s go away any time soon.
by SD80MAC
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: G&W RR Power Assignments
Replies: 86
Views: 34508

Re: G&W RR Power Assignments

FYI, 2 new GP38-2s will be coming to Michigan in the coming months. MMRR 2169 and 2170, which are the former NS 5298 and NS 5295 (both were built as Conrail units). One unit is supposed to go to the Michigan Shore while the other will be going to the Mid Michigan. As has been previously mentioned el...