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by Mark Rummel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railroadfan.com Spring Meet 2018 - Durand MI 05/12/18
Replies: 10
Views: 14494

Re: Railroadfan.com Spring Meet 2018 - Durand MI 05/12/18

Great - I'm planning to come May 12. Let's hope we have a nice day (with little snow...)
by Mark Rummel
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RRfan.com Fall Meet.... The Photos.
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: RRfan.com Fall Meet.... The Photos.

Great shots, James. Thanks for sharing them all.

We just love our Fostoria and Deshler, don't we???
by Mark Rummel
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9/21
Replies: 74
Views: 27690

Re: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9

It's this weekend in Fostoria, and even I (yes) am planning to show up Saturday. Don't tell Pat C. I'll be there -- I might even bring my brother (if I can get him out on probation... from his wife...) but hoping to see many of you. Trains rule, man. Mark W. Rummel (not to be confused with my younge...
by Mark Rummel
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9/21
Replies: 74
Views: 27690

Re: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9

Hey, if Conrail Mike can show up, I guess I can, too.

That's my plan, and I'm stickin' to it... Friday, here I come...
by Mark Rummel
Wed May 28, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Spring meet 2014 - Chesterton IN 6/7
Replies: 81
Views: 18383

Re: Spring meet 2014 - Chesterton IN 6/7

Hey Spring Meet guys,

Where are you planning to meet at Chesterton, on June 7?

I'm planning to come and figure many will get there around 9 a.m. Is that about right, or when do some plan to arrive?

Thanks for any ideas,

Mark Rummel
by Mark Rummel
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 2013 Color Tour on GLC
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: 2013 Color Tour on GLC

As everybody else has said, GREAT Color Tour shots, Kelly. Thanks for sharing them!
by Mark Rummel
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Can Amtrak connect to Detroit from Durand?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Can Amtrak connect to Detroit from Durand?

I'd love it too, of course, but we shouldn't hold our breathe waiting for it to happen. I think there's a bus run from Flint to Detroit via Amtrak (?) and you can ride Saginaw to Flint, or straight to Detroit via bus, I believe. Maybe we need a short-line Amtrak from the middle and upper parts of th...
by Mark Rummel
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Funny Story - How Many Cars?
Replies: 21
Views: 1212

Re: Funny Story - How Many Cars?

I don't know how the technology works, but I always wondered what percentage of these detectors DO make mistakes. In my former days as a printer, with a numbering machine counting sheets, adding numbers, we had many more low-tech errors than we needed. I figure on some of these cold mornings some pr...
by Mark Rummel
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fenton will reluctantly pay $12,390 in railroad fees
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: Fenton will reluctantly pay $12,390 in railroad fees

OK, I live in Fenton and have a 25-year news reporting background. Most (if not all, believe it or not) of the comments here thus far are accurate and correct, in my view. However, one minor possibility here is that the DPW guy is quite new to his job. He may not have known (as RDD said) that CN has...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing
Replies: 43
Views: 3131

Re: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing

The eastbound (?) Amtrak special came through Fenton about 7:45 p.m. tonight (Sunday) with six double-deck cars, headed from Durand to Pontiac. It looked good...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing
Replies: 43
Views: 3131

Re: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing

Amtrak conductors at Dooorand this (Sunday) morning said the crew for the WALLY passenger cars was scheduled to leave Pontiac at 3 p.m. today, heading to pick up the cars for testing Monday and Tuesday. For me (in Fenton) I would guess that means I could expect the Amtrak engine with the cars would ...
by Mark Rummel
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing
Replies: 43
Views: 3131

Re: WALLY Cars Ready for Testing

Has anyone heard any information when this test train would leave Durand, heading on the Holly Sub to Pontiac?

I'd love to get shots of Fenton seeing passenger trains again, if even for just one day...
by Mark Rummel
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: RRFan Fall Meet 2012 - Deshler/Butler Sept 29-30
Replies: 75
Views: 4493

Re: RRFan Fall Meet 2012 - Deshler/Butler Sept 29-30

Hey, it sounds good to this old foamer.

Timing-wise for me, I might come to Deshler early Sunday a.m. and go west to Butler for the rest of Sunday, then north for a Monday meeting I have in Grand Rapids. Could be fun... :D
by Mark Rummel
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 3 old guys in Deshler
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: 3 old guys in Deshler

@RDD, wow, if a lady in your finance area underestimated your age by 10 years, I hope they don't let her handle MONEY!!!!!!!! She's apparently not very good with numbers! @Z, it's just like PAT C. to break the rules. If the other old guys aren't around to stop him (aka "buy him a beer"), look what h...
by Mark Rummel
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 3 old guys in Deshler
Replies: 7
Views: 607

3 old guys in Deshler

At the Spring Durand Railroadfan.com train event, someone asked to see this picture from Summer, 2009, at the same event in Deshler, Ohio. It shows the three oldest guys in Deshler that day, from left, Raildudes Dad, Mark Rummel and PAT C. reminding us all not to trespass on CSX (or any railroad) pr...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Good news, rail expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Good news, rail expansion

OOOps, sorry guys -- I didn't see that this was already covered in "New Business for the Lake State" thread, on Page 2. Sorry for the repeat...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Good news, rail expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Good news, rail expansion

Here's a story from Mlive today, saying Auburn Bean & Grain is building a new elevator facility near Standish, and noting that Lake State Railway has worked with them to make the expansion possible... Here's the link: http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/06/auburn_bean_and_grain...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Leg of Wye in Pigeon
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: West Leg of Wye in Pigeon

I was born in Pigeon and last lived there 1978-98. This is an educated guess, but I'd say the west wye was taken out about 1969, when the land was converted to a village parking lot and the nearby Village-Township Hall was remodeled, with the fire department addition being built. To me, the Co-op El...
by Mark Rummel
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railroadfan Spring Meet 2012 - Durand MI 6/2/12
Replies: 78
Views: 5049

Re: Railroadfan Spring Meet 2012 - Durand MI 6/2/12

I hate to agree with most of the previous guys, but YEP we had a great time in Durand Saturday. Was third one there about 6:30 a.m. and it was cold and windy and wet. Some dummy even wore shorts (oops, that was me!) Anyway, by the time I left at 1-ish (went home for a four-hour nap!), we had seen si...