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by Mark F
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: UP Live Streamed Derailment
Replies: 2
Views: 131

UP Live Streamed Derailment

UP put a train on the ground live on Virtual Railfan this morning. Go to their Kansas City Santa Fe Jct YouTube channel and rewind to 7:49am.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNvU59Ld8aA
by Mark F
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 5519

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

Northbound just went past CMU.
by Mark F
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 5519

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

My son just moved into his dorm right next to the tracks at CMU today. Says he can currently hear a train approaching campus. Not sure yet which direction it is headed, thinks it is northbound.
by Mark F
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

The RoadRailer is at Kentwood Excavating on Broadmoor/M-37 in Kentwood.
by Mark F
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

Active CSX mainline is less than 1000ft directly behind the far side of the trailer in the original photo.
The trailer is the first one on the right as you pull into the parking lot.
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by Mark F
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

It is in a construction yard in West Michigan.
by Mark F
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

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by Mark F
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Earl's Train World Estate Closeout
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Earl's Train World Estate Closeout

Earl's Train World Estate Closeout listing on Facebook marketplace:
https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listi ... 716549569/
by Mark F
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Deshler/ Fostoria
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Deshler/ Fostoria

Try to avoid showing up on a morning that there is a derailment 10 miles up the line:
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by Mark F
Wed May 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New member question re Grand Rapids
Replies: 10
Views: 4577

Re: New member question re Grand Rapids

In the mean time he can train watch from home. Lots of free live streaming cameras out there such as:
Virtual Railfan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIkT9 ... vrsBjhNlag
Or Railstream.net
by Mark F
Fri May 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1391
Views: 355812

Re: GDLK Operations

Broken rail at the 68th St crossing in Cutlerville. Weighmaster has one of the eastbound lanes shut down. Will likely delay any expected trains this afternoon.

Edit: Looks like it was a quick fix.
by Mark F
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Tornado Derailment
Replies: 0
Views: 1751

Tornado Derailment

Interesting video of an intermodal train that was blown over by a tornado in Jonesboro AR yesterday. Tornado hit somewhere in the middle of the train. Cars on one side of the tornado got dumped on the south side of the tracks while the cars on the opposite side of the tornado got dumped on the north...
by Mark F
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Q13811 derails in Tiffin OH
Replies: 6
Views: 3110

Re: Q13811 derails in Tiffin OH

Sat in Fostoria for about three hours before we found out why the CSX line was so dead. Went over to Tiffin and checked it out. Posted a couple photos in my gallery.
by Mark F
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Wyoming Yard layout map?
Replies: 5
Views: 3167

Re: Wyoming Yard layout map?

I have a map of Wyoming Yard somewhere in my basement rolled up in a tube. I think it is from around 1972. It's about nine feet long so it would be pretty difficult to scan.
by Mark F
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

Yes, this is a spur off the old Reed's Lake branch which ran behind the lumber sheds on the right. I lived a couple blocks to the south and this was my railroad hangout in the 70's and early 80's. I think the crew switched on Tuesdays, Thursdays and occasionally Saturdays. They usually had the caboo...
by Mark F
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9065
Views: 509592

Re: Where Is It?

Circa 1980:
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by Mark F
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Beer truck collides with train leaving a spill (Georgia)
Replies: 7
Views: 5046

Re: Beer truck collides with train leaving a spill (Georgia)

Not sure I'd grieve much over Miller Lite.
by Mark F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Internet and tv these days
Replies: 19
Views: 7567

Re: Internet and tv these days

Have the most basic cable package my provider offers plus 100mbps internet with an Apple TV box. Most of the time my TV just has one of the YouTube live streams from Virtual Railfan or Railstream playing, usually Fostoria or Santa Fe Jct in Kansas City.
by Mark F
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Model Railroad Expo Saturday 11/23.
Replies: 2
Views: 2667

Re: Model Railroad Expo Saturday 11/23.

City? State?
by Mark F
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE remnats to Ionia removed
Replies: 12
Views: 6320

Re: GRE remnats to Ionia removed

Crushed asphalt surface is now in place between Lowell & Saranac, Lowell & Belding and Belding & Greenville. A couple short sections in Lowell and Greenville still remain to be paved, likely in the spring. Other finish work will also be completed next year. Great looking trail. Would be nice if the ...