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by penn central
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

Interesting development in the last couple days. A freshly painted GP40-2W number 507 was released from the shop in Guilford Rail System paint everyone seems baffled as to what's going on. I like it myself i would go out there but with this COVID 19 stuff i don't know if that would be a good idea.
by penn central
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

How about the Pere Marquette serving New Buffalo? The Blue Water and Wolverine already stop at New Buffalo. Practical yes, just needs money. Ask the city leaders of St Joe that question. And a connecting bus service would make more sense because to physically serve St Joe and Benton Harbor the Blue...
by penn central
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

DaveO wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:03 pm
How about the Pere Marquette serving New Buffalo?
The Blue Water and Wolverine already stop at New Buffalo.
Practical yes, just needs money.
Ask the city leaders of St Joe that question.
by penn central
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 19
Views: 757

New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

In the Trains News Wire it mentions the city of St Joseph wants a connection built at New Buffalo so the Blue Water and Wolverine trains can serve that area. Someone will have to explain to me how practical that will be? Sounds interesting i guess.
by penn central
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 1191

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

I'm surprised CN hung on to the Munising and L'Anse branches this long. Perhaps E&LS will pick something else up. Whoever gets them I hope they can get the pulp log business back. I am also surprised they held onto this trackage as long as they have. Im thinking the Kalamazoo Sub goes to the Grand ...
by penn central
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Acquiring SD35's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

All three where built for the N&W in 1965 i just looked it up. The MRL 703 is exACL witch i don't see as them getting.
by penn central
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Peoria
Replies: 54
Views: 25064

Re: Peoria

The last time i was to Mapleton Illinois was December of 2007 there was a RS3 Alco sitting there i took pics but it was a dark and gloomy day it was on the eve of that very bad New Years Day blizzard, I have a friend that lived in Watseka at the time and never will forget driving 365 miles home in a...
by penn central
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Pan Am RR for sale

Thank goodness i got out to Massachusetts in 2014 and again in 2016 to railfan the Pan Am from Millers Falls Massachusetts the interchange with the New England Central and XO tower in Mechanicville NY there's a lot of speculation as to who the buyer will be it's gonna be interesting.
by penn central
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates June 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 16635

Re: CN Updates June 2020

Saw something different yesterday there was a eastbound train coming into Flint along I-69 with a Tier 4 Gevo leading a Caterpillar painted SD70ACE Tier 4 and trailing units where 3 full cowl C40-8Ms they looked dead in tow and i think about 30 cars i was traveling west on the expressway and couldn'...
by penn central
Sat May 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 11670

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Had a nice chase this morning from Durand to Owosso power was the 393, 396, 392 i think? it might've been the 390 and trailing was the 329. Good sized train i didn't count but i noticed three PC green gondola's loaded with scrap ties.
by penn central
Tue May 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: JAIL Sightings and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4811

Re: JAIL Sightings and Questions

I have spent the night at my companies Mason Whse before it's in the old Lear Plant i was woke up about midnight with a southbound J and L train he had 20 something cars if i remember correctly. This was about a month or two ago.
by penn central
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 22102

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

Today about 09:30 I seen the northbound leaving Owosso he has a bulkhead flat on the rear with a load of steel sheets. Two units up front couldn't tell what the trailing unit was leader was the 329.
by penn central
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CN Retirements
Replies: 187
Views: 37740

Re: CN Retirements

Major bump time there has been talk at CN about the Dash 8 retirements for years now (mainly the full cowls), Well guys i think its finely happening a bunch has been spotted at Centralia Illinois in the dead line. Word to the wise if you see any start getting pics.
by penn central
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 11990

Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

From 1991 to 1996 i went into the Kellogg plant about twice a week and had a camera with me i have a shot of a GTW GP9 switching inside the plant i wonder when they started using that switcher.
by penn central
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: COVID-19 Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: COVID-19 Poll

This kinda reminds me of Tuberculosis my grandmother who lived threw the Great Depression in the 1930s had many stories. And many sad stories of the people who died from TB back in those days before a vaccination. She passed away in 1995 at the age of 80.
by penn central
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 14965

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020

Heads up Train Watchers in the Ithaca area a good sized train heading your way. A lot of CBFX grain hoppers and CBTX tank cars on the head end for Zeeland Farm Services im in Owosso at the M21 grade crossing i missed the power.
by penn central
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 219995

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

In Saginaw on the Lake States at the new Rifkin Scrap Iron and Metal location I noticed tonight two loaded gondolas of scrap good news. I have to go threw my pics but the last time they shipped anything i think was the spring of 2015, Once i find the pics i took right after the old Rifkin Spur was ...
by penn central
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1385
Views: 341546

Re: GDLK Operations

Im inside the American Axle plant in Three Rivers and have noticed the rail spurs into here are rusty. Seems to me i started going by here about 1990 and the spurs back then had frt cars on them wonder if the GDLK could get some traffic out of here.
by penn central
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 219995

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

In Saginaw on the Lake States at the new Rifkin Scrap Iron and Metal location I noticed tonight two loaded gondolas of scrap good news. I have to go threw my pics but the last time they shipped anything i think was the spring of 2015, Once i find the pics i took right after the old Rifkin Spur was a...
by penn central
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Internet and tv these days
Replies: 19
Views: 6742

Re: Internet and tv these days

I pay $214 dollars a month but i pretty much have everything they have to offer. My wife and i both work so i figured i might as well.