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by ns8401
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

The trains are safe. So ... any idea as to when they will be running (as asked in the first post)? With the fourth wave starting and Michigan's recent spike I would not say "the pandemic is over, everything is back to normal". I'd expect there be a few more months before Amtrak and most businesses ...
by ns8401
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

Will the state have the money to fund the return to six trains? They tried to paint a rosy picture in the news saying the budget was coming in $1.2B better than expected, that was after forecasting a $3.5B short fall earlier in the year. Unless Uncle Sam keeps bank rolling everyone the state will h...
by ns8401
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 1732

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

Thank you for the information LRF. I understand why JAIL likes this but am surprised that NS was interested in such a short haul. Yes. The NS coil cars are a static set of coils that go back and forth between Gerdau in Jackson and RSDC in Holt. There’s obv more than 30 but they just had a large tra...
by ns8401
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Q13213 North by Romulus at 946pm
UP 8346 SD70ACe
UP 5096 SD70M
26 Mixed
89 Platforms
115 Total
by ns8401
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 1732

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

Thank you for the information LRF. I understand why JAIL likes this but am surprised that NS was interested in such a short haul. If I'm reading this correctly the steel coils are from Gerdau in Jackson, MI? Yes. The NS coil cars are a static set of coils that go back and forth between Gerdau in Ja...
by ns8401
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

amessmann wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:10 pm
D708 headed west out of Howell at around 16:00, the back half of the cars were all pretty rough looking, are they headed to scrap?
Those cars are all in MOW service and some are past the 50 year rule and cannot be interchanged without special arrangements... they are the bottom of the barrel.
by ns8401
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

q32613 michigan city IN. q32713 holland MI. d70012 arrived holland 4am. d70213 on duty holland. d70513 not on duty detroit. d70612/d70613 set for noon grand rapids. d70712 arrived lansing 4:30am. d70813 set for noon lansing. n80112 annulled. e80012 on duty. q15013 on duty north baltimore. q15113 wa...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

That’s what I thought. Q509 and Q568 are our southbound manifests unless something just changed. There is also Q131, which runs from Livernois Yard in Detroit and goes to Salem, Illinois to Union Pacific. However, that train also works Walbridge. It's possible that the #8887 got put on Q131 and was...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

Has anyone heard if/when Amtrak will be resuming the 6 trains between Pontiac and Chicago? If there isn’t enough demand today, I find it hard to believe the demand will ever come back. People and companies are fleeing high cost cities like Chicago, so the demand to go to Chicago has likely been sig...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Q511 Origin: Walbridge, OH Destination: Queensgate Yard - Cincinnati, OH Runs Daily Notes: Works Lima, OH Source: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/CSX_Train_Symbols#D_Series:_Detroit.2C_Cumberland.2C_Baltimore_and_Florence_division_locals That’s what I thought. Q509 and Q568 are our southbound...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

D705-12 @4:47 cleared mp 39.1 with 220 axles, 3304 feet. What is Q511? New train to Toledo and beyond? Q511 Origin: Walbridge, OH Destination: Queensgate Yard - Cincinnati, OH Runs Daily Notes: Works Lima, OH Source: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/CSX_Train_Symbols#D_Series:_Detroit.2C_Cumbe...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Micah_D wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:50 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:43 pm
D705-12 coming into Brighton. Has CSXT 5289 +1 GEVO.

CSXT 8887 left on Q511 this morning.
D705-12 @4:47 cleared mp 39.1 with 220 axles, 3304 feet.
What is Q511? New train to Toledo and beyond?
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450180

Re: GDLK Operations

So, sorry to get sidetracked on the NS for a second, but basically what we have here is a similar situation to the setup from about 10 years ago, where all Wayne , Jackson and BC traffic comes from the east, right? How is this traffic being fed to the east end? Something like 38E/39E Elkhart-Wayne?...
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450180

Re: GDLK Operations

justalurker66 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:17 am
So Jackson and Battle Creek are now being served from Detroit instead of Kalamazoo?
Cars to and from Jackson and Battle Creek no longer exchanged with GDLK in Kalamazoo?
Correct.
by ns8401
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450180

Re: GDLK Operations

What changed to cause this? They get all the money if they move it all themselves. I’m sure that was a factor. Uhhhh Well... do you think the Grand Elk was moving the cars for free? Whatever they got takes away from what NS can receive for doing it and if I’m not mistaken the farther the car travel...
by ns8401
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450180

Re: GDLK Operations

NS3322 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:18 pm
1TrackMind wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.
What changed to cause this?
They get all the money if they move it all themselves. I’m sure that was a factor.
by ns8401
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1465
Views: 450180

Re: GDLK Operations

1TrackMind wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Ypsi wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:59 am
1TrackMind wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.
Not even the 2 day a week turn from BC anymore? dang
nope nothin
How long has that been going on?
by ns8401
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Micah_D wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:20 pm
ns8401 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:14 pm
K59711 North by Romulus at 402pm
CSX 8095
CSX 4008
140 Cars
Hear anything on D705?
Nothing as of yet but my ability to hear him from Romulus is spotty.
by ns8401
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

K59711 North by Romulus at 402pm
CSX 8095
CSX 4008
140 Cars
by ns8401
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 9167

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

X21511 North by Romulus at 316pm
CSX 5442 ES40DC
CSX 5345 ES40DC
13 Racks