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by ns8401
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

Where you saw the bike rack in Petoskey sections of rail were removed and a sign stated and was in the middle of the roadbed "End of MDOT ownership." The city wanted the park space but not in front of the depot to the bumping post. Thanks for clearing that up... I happened upon it on a detour when ...
by ns8401
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 650
Views: 21521

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Lots of large stone going west soon. Any update on that? Yes, About 24 hours after the next D706 train goes east. Yup, they go on the D705 when it goes West. I presume set off at Ensel, then Conrad Yelvington nearby? Also, 705 and 706 are Grand Rapids to where? I thought I heard into Detroit? [/quo...
by ns8401
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 650
Views: 21521

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

G-76425 crew arrived in Webberville at 01:30 to put the Webberville grain load together. They were told to get as much air test work done in the plant as they could because they would have to wait for D706 to get by before coming out on the main line. That plan all came to a halt when 706 either we...
by ns8401
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX Employee Fatally Injured in Fostoria.
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: CSX Employee Fatally Injured in Fostoria.

It could even be quiet enough to almost not know anything was coming either... that could be as simple timing as looking down for 5 seconds before getting on the shove a mile back. That’s scary.
by ns8401
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fatality East Lansing Amtrak Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Fatality East Lansing Amtrak Station

Unfortunately there wasn't a follow up article to provide more information. People still watch trains at East Lansing Amtrak station. Not as many as there used to be. Things started dying down when CP took off their trains from CSX and traffic on the CSX started drying up. Certainly traffic on the ...
by ns8401
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: November 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4009

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: November 2020

LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:03 pm
AARR wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:22 am
Do they stay overnight in Petoskey or cab in a meeting crew? Or are they able to make it back I time?
One crew can usually get back to Cadillac when they go to Petoskey
Do they get chased out by the locals?
They don’t get that far into town.
by ns8401
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

Petoskey took the tracks out downtown couldn't wait to call it a green space. You'll end up stopping out at the Salvation Army store as the bridge at Bear River needs work. Sorry but the A2TC committee hasn't kept up with reality? When did they take out the tracks? Last year when I was there they h...
by ns8401
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

Without a detailed track chart, it's hard to say if it actually branched off of the DT&M or there was an entirely separate line of the DT&I through there. My guess would be the Toledo-Detroit joined the DT&M for a few hundred feet before heading east on the DT&I owned trackage. The map at the link ...
by ns8401
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

90,000 students live along the line. CMU's 2019 enrollment was 19,000 and U of M 48,000. There will be some community colleges as well but I doubt they commute far. Kind of doubt too many U of M students would commute home on the A2TC route. Not sure how many CMU students live along the line but a ...
by ns8401
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

I have no problem with the remaining spur having been the DT&M. But the original question was in regard to the area of Tecumseh and Barnum. That would have been off of the Toledo-Detroit line- DT&I. Meints Railroad Atlas of Michigan Volume 3 Page 223 (Monroe County-Dundee) will show you what I have...
by ns8401
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

My use of the "Old Main" before is incorrect as it was actually the Toledo-Detroit to which I was referring. The line in question was built by the Toledo-Detroit Railroad. It ran from Dundee to Toledo and came under control of the DT&I. The DT&I Old Main refers to the section between Dundee and Rai...
by ns8401
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 650
Views: 21521

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Q50920 SB by Romulus at 830am... pair of ES40DC’s and 159 mixed.
by ns8401
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

Siding is shown on 1923 Sanborn Map. At that time I think it would have been a spur off of the DT&I. I don't think there was an alfalfa mill there. Here is a link to the Dundee Sanborn Maps online at the Library of Congress. Judge for yourself. https://www.loc.gov/collections/sanborn-maps/?fa=locat...
by ns8401
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

Siding is shown on 1923 Sanborn Map. At that time I think it would have been a spur off of the DT&I. I don't think there was an alfalfa mill there. Here is a link to the Dundee Sanborn Maps online at the Library of Congress. Judge for yourself. https://www.loc.gov/collections/sanborn-maps/?fa=locat...
by ns8401
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 650
Views: 21521

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

MQT1223 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Per ATCS: What I’m guessing is D705 is probably approaching the Thornapple River, he’s lined all the way through Fox on the main.
How can there be a D705 that everybody between there and Detroit missed?
by ns8401
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Alfalfa mill in Dundee served by Ann Arbor?

Hello everyone, I'm trying to track down the identity of a building that was at the end of the Ann Arbor spur in the north end of Dundee. It shows up in topographic maps from 1942 and 1972. It was located near the corner of Tecumseh Street and Barnum Street. Going by what's there today, it's a spar...
by ns8401
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Dundee to Milan
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: AA Dundee to Milan

Isn't Bluelinx the customer at the end of the Rawsonville Spur? Yes, Bluelinx is/was there. I don't know if it's still open for business. NS operates a large transload operation there for chemicals, plastics and resins. Maybe food products too. Don’t forget all the trash cars that go in there too. ...
by ns8401
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - November 2020
Replies: 468
Views: 14035

Re: CN Train Location Updates - November 2020

Bnsf 5433 lhf running light wb by 205 at 0720. Running extremely slow as they usually do. It took him several minutes to get here from the 206.3 dd. I didnt hear his speed there just that it gave a report and 6 axles. I'd estimate 10-12mph. I know they have to run restricted speed due to lack of di...
by ns8401
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 650
Views: 21521

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

d70817 set for noon lansing. Does this mean they are leaving Lansing, going east at 12:00 noon? If so, they usually work Howell between 16:00 and 19:00, what do they do between Lansing and Howell in the meantime? There aren't many industries in that area, is all that time dedicated to the plastics ...
by ns8401
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Dundee to Milan
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: AA Dundee to Milan

The inbound loads may be flyash. Lafarge in Alpena receives it by rail too. It’s loads of cement from the silos. They even have a carmover there. No rock is leaving by rail currently. They also receive inbound loads of some sort of material used in cement production. I presume they make the cement ...