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by M.D.Bentley
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519554

Re: Where Is It?

A lot further WEST .A lot..... :-)
by M.D.Bentley
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Mack Yard Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Mack Yard Expansion

56 car loading spots. Life is good :-) ( for now ) That's the old Budd lead side, Conner lane at one time.
by M.D.Bentley
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Boat Hits Lake State Bridge Saginaw River.
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Boat Hits Lake State Bridge Saginaw River.

Is the bridge "OK" ? Pictures of said Bridge.
by M.D.Bentley
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 33
Views: 14481

Re: The Future?

Did you forget about Conrail ? Being a class 3 Terminal & switching railroad offers a lot of expansion possibilities. As the BIG railroad tide recedes , the already established railroad will take on more of what the class 1's no longer care to do.
by M.D.Bentley
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519554

Re: Where Is It?

Well, back in the day ( YES, I can say that :-) ) This was part of a service that Conrail offered called SteelNET. A steel shipping and warehousing service. And later Dearborn steel. Use to love catching that job and taking a break to watching whatever movie was playing on the screen that you could ...
by M.D.Bentley
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Blast at Burns Harbor
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Re: Blast at Burns Harbor

WELL . It is called a BLAST furnace. Is it not ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
And let's hope everyone is safe.
by M.D.Bentley
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Sunken Steam Engine near Houghton Lake, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: Sunken Steam Engine near Houghton Lake, MI

The Oak island boys were sniffing around a sunken steam locomotive on the West side of the state. Something to do with a Confederate shipment of silver from down south.
by M.D.Bentley
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Ferndale Moterm fire
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Re: CN Ferndale Moterm fire

Same thing happened at the CSX vansite at Livernois yard a few years back. perator had minor injuries from the fire.
by M.D.Bentley
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: New Railcars
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Re: New Railcars

May have been "spent grain" from the ethanol process. Sold as cattle feed I believe.
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Like these ? Credit Chris's Railfan Album.
by M.D.Bentley
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Rougemere derailment.
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

CSX Rougemere derailment.

Yesterday afternoon there were reports of a bad derailment there. Anyone else hear anything. u\Unable to investigate myself due to prior commitments.
by M.D.Bentley
Tue May 26, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519554

Re: Where Is It?

Not sure where, But looks to be the worlds smallest intermodal yard. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by M.D.Bentley
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Zug Island Works closing.
Replies: 21
Views: 8016

Re: Zug Island Works closing.

Shorcut operator back at the bridge today. Ran a bottle train for some reason. :roll:
by M.D.Bentley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: DT&I Historic News Photos 3-14-1910
Replies: 10
Views: 5254

Re: DT&I Historic News Photos 3-14-1910

Atkinson_Railroad wrote:Thank you for contributing the old photos.

A wrecker fan appreciates them.

John
Speaking of wreckers :-) How goes yours ?
by M.D.Bentley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: A Good Time to Start My Career?
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: A Good Time to Start My Career?

CN just laid off 18 more conductors at Flatrock yard today. NOT a good time for anything.
by M.D.Bentley
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Train show in Madison Heights . 3/7/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Train show in Madison Heights . 3/7/2020

At the UFCW 876 Horace Brown Drive . Wife found this online somewhere.

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by M.D.Bentley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Detroit Yards
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: Detroit Yards

Detroit is kind of a big place. When will you be here and where will you be staying ?
by M.D.Bentley
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Allen Road will get a grade separation after all
Replies: 6
Views: 3410

Re: Allen Road will get a grade separation after all

Now the complaints about construction traffic, dust, :roll: :roll: :roll: delays....
by M.D.Bentley
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail Bridge - detroit
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Conrail Bridge - detroit

This morning officials came to the tower & instructed the operator to pack up & leave as the U.S. Coast Guard approved the automation of the interlocker & bridge to be controlled by the CR disp in New Jersey. They then padlocked the door. The railroads are finding the cuts of jobs, consolidations, ...
by M.D.Bentley
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: US Steel closing Great Lakes Works in April 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 6434

Re: US Steel closing Great Lakes Works in April 2020

~Z~ wrote:
M.D.Bentley wrote:Al Gore. The guy who couldn't spell potato....sure. :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sorry no, that was Dan Quayle that couldn't spell potato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdqbi66oNuI
I know ! :lol: It was as silly as this thread.........
by M.D.Bentley
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: US Steel closing Great Lakes Works in April 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 6434

Re: US Steel closing Great Lakes Works in April 2020

Al Gore. The guy who couldn't spell potato....sure. :roll: :roll: :roll: