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by penn central
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates January 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 7869

Re: CN Updates January 2021

CN 3115 the BCOL heritage unit will be on M397. Departed Port Huron at 9:45 AM. Thru Lapeer at 11:35. Lined thru Durand. Doesn’t work at Flint Has it made it to Durand yet? Should be there i passed it along I 69 at Flint about 12:40. Train has 3 units heritage unit is leading train is pretty good s...
by penn central
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Okay i looked it up the Wisconsin Central purchased the AC on February 1st 1995 the CN purchased the WC in October of 2001. And the mine at Wawa was closed in 1998 and was owned by Algoma Steel Products. They interchange with the Huron Central at the Soo, Canadian Pacific at Franz Ontario and the On...
by penn central
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wabash Power Saginaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Wabash Power Saginaw

Well let me see what is now Wabash Power Equipment was built as Wickes Engineering and was a huge plant back up into the 1980s then over half the plant was tore down and it was also known as Combustion Engineering up until January of 1976 when they moved everything down south i can remember in the 1...
by penn central
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

They have the steel mill on the south end and some lumber on the north end but not much if anything in-between IIRC It was announced today in the Trains News Wire that CN is selling the 296 mile Algoma Central does anybody know what there customer base looks like other than Algoma Steel Products at...
by penn central
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Algoma Central Railroad.

It was announced today in the Trains News Wire that CN is selling the 296 mile Algoma Central does anybody know what there customer base looks like other than Algoma Steel Products at the Soo on the Canadian Side.
by penn central
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

Re: Huron Central

AARR wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:42 pm
They don't have a lot of customers but they few that are there seem like potential high-volume traffic. Hope they find someone that can get more of that traffic to rail.
I hope for the best to, The latest i have read was last year they moved 12.000 car loads mostly lumber and steel.
by penn central
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

Re: Huron Central

They threaten to shut down every year or so. What's different about this threat? Thank goodness i got up there in August of 2017 i spent the weekend at the Soo. According to Trains News Wire in December next month G&W is shutting it down. Other railroads are interested tho. I would imagine the powe...
by penn central
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 11
Views: 5284

Re: Huron Central

Thank goodness i got up there in August of 2017 i spent the weekend at the Soo. According to Trains News Wire in December next month G&W is shutting it down. Other railroads are interested tho. I would imagine the power will probably be dispersed to other G&W properties.
by penn central
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 21796

Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

I think it's wonderful im looking forward to being trackside and seeing the heritage units.
by penn central
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 16670

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020

Those coal cars from the Reading and Northern loaded with what i presume is coal must be going to Zilwaukee because i went over the Zilwaukee Bridge on Monday and sure enough there was two fairly large piles of coal in the old Anderson Stone docks right by the tracks on the HESR this is interchanged...
by penn central
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 1583
Views: 327263

Re: Napoleon, Defiance and Western: The Definitive Thread

Today it was announced in the Train's News Wire that the ND&W is receiving 4.1 million dollars of Federal money to replace 10 miles of main track with 132 to 136 pound rail from 80 pound rail and replace 29 thousand ties between Woodburn Indiana and Defiance Ohio wow.
by penn central
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spartan Motors in Charlotte
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Spartan Motors in Charlotte

Years ago i used to have a run from Eaton Axle in Henderson Ky to Spartan Motors in Charlotte empty racks down and racks loaded north with fire truck axles straight to the plant in Charlotte from 1991 to 1996 many moons ago.
by penn central
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 233
Views: 135278

Re: Ohio rail business news

Did you know arty flowers that CSX has started transloading autos at the old intermodal yard on the east side of Marion Ohio that used to be where the KCS intermodal trains originated and terminated i spent three nights in Marion Ohio over the Labor Day Weekend with a side trip to Harding Yard in Ma...
by penn central
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Saginaw Automotive Plants
Replies: 4
Views: 4311

Re: Saginaw Automotive Plants

Used to go up north every day, and would see Lake States once in a while switching gons in/out of the old Saginaw Steering Plant at Holland Ave.----M46, but this was back about 2 years. The yard there was full of stored tankers. Read somewhere that at the next grade crossing, is where HESR trackage...
by penn central
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates
Replies: 50
Views: 12732

Re: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates

I thought I read they are unloaded at Sargant's The northbound OSTN has departed Osmer with the 395 and 329 with about 20ish cars including loads of coal in Reading and Northern coal hoppers for the HESR. They could be i haven't checked yet. I seen local HESR train 740 coming into Genesee Yard toda...
by penn central
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates
Replies: 50
Views: 12732

Re: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates

The northbound OSTN has departed Osmer with the 395 and 329 with about 20ish cars including loads of coal in Reading and Northern coal hoppers for the HESR.
by penn central
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: NRE in Dixmoor and Silvis
Replies: 2
Views: 2138

NRE in Dixmoor and Silvis

It is announced today in the Trains News Wire that NRE is closing Dixmoor and Silvis and consolidating those locations along with Milwaukee to Paducah and Mt Vernon. I have been to both locations i remember signing a release at Dixmoor back in 2003 they pretty much gave me free roam of the property ...
by penn central
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 17956

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

I was in Corunna this early afternoon and heard horns on the GLC. Something is stirring.
by penn central
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates August 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 43506

Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

AwwWait, was this a "COWL" C40-8M or (former LMS 'Blue' ) IC C40-8W? :?: There are more "Dash 9s" though!!!! It was in full CN paint an not a full cowl tho i was kinda surprised to see it i haven't seen a dash 8 in awhile. OK, it must have been a former UP C40-8 standard cab, right? There are no ot...
by penn central
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates August 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 43506

Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

I passed 149 this morning at Flint about 06:40 a wide cab dash 8 leading. AwwWait, was this a "COWL" C40-8M or (former LMS 'Blue' ) IC C40-8W? :?: There are more "Dash 9s" though!!!! It was in full CN paint an not a full cowl tho i was kinda surprised to see it i haven't seen a dash 8 in awhile.