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by fmilhaupt
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania
Replies: 7
Views: 755

GTW 5030 may be going to Pennsylvania

Looks like there's a chance that GTW Pacific 5030 could be leaving the park in Jackson for a new home and restoration in SE Pennsylvania on the Colebrookdale Railroad . Jackson Mayor Derek Dobie announced Friday on Facebook that a sale agreement has been negotiated (see https://www.facebook.com/dere...
by fmilhaupt
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Norfolk & Western 300 Ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 5528

Re: Norfolk & Western 300 Ocean

LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Then CF&E gives it off to INER? I forget whose tracks the Little River runs on
After the prep work is done in Valpo, the last hop before the INER (host of the Little River RR) will have to be via NS to Montpelier- that's the only place INER interchanges with anyone else.
by fmilhaupt
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Pere Marquette Berkshires
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Pere Marquette Berkshires

This has to be the nicest, most succinct short-form piece I've seen on the PM Berkshires.

Bravo, SD80MAC!
by fmilhaupt
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: West Michigan Steam Power
Replies: 13
Views: 5950

Re: West Michigan Steam Power

Nothing really to add, except to say that your assessment of PM steam in West Michigan is spot on.
by fmilhaupt
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Delray Tower photos
Replies: 11
Views: 8229

Re: Delray Tower photos

Still standing during snow squalls on Sunday morning, November 22.
Image
by fmilhaupt
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: November, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 13
Views: 8423

Re: November, 2020 Obituaries.

Nov. 10

Chris Cook - The multi-talented and always helpful co-founder of the Clinton Northern Railway Museum in St. Johns, model railroader and large scale modeler, passed away peacefully after a long illness, at his home near Holland.
by fmilhaupt
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: October, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 16
Views: 7061

Re: October, 2020 Obituaries.

October 24: Prof. Carl Bajema - GVSU Professor Emeritus (Biology) and author of several books on logging railroads and electric railroads in Michigan.

https://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/gran ... =197022625
by fmilhaupt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Frankfort Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5578

Re: Frankfort Question

There was also a Standard Oil depot on the Frankfort side of the lake into at least the late 1950s.

There are a couple of color photos of it in Steve Hile's book on the UTLX tank car fleet.
by fmilhaupt
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Ludington & Northern/Kendallville Terminal SW8 decals
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Ludington & Northern/Kendallville Terminal SW8 decals

Nearly twenty years ago, I produced and sold a small run of HO scale decals to stripe and letter Ludington & Northern SW8 #16 in its original scheme, as well as its later variants. It covered its time on the Ann Arbor Railroad, the Michigan Southern (and its brief stint in Muskegon on the Michigan S...
by fmilhaupt
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Rapido's PM USRA Double-Sheathed Boxcar
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Rapido's PM USRA Double-Sheathed Boxcar

'been kinda quiet around here this summer, so here's a picture of the newly-released Rapido Trains USRA boxcar. http://www.fritzmilhaupt.com/bbgraphics/RapidoUSRAPMBoxcar81725-Broadside-jfm-1sm.jpg The detailing is exceptional- it even has the correct Carmer coupler lift levers. My only comment woul...
by fmilhaupt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC
Replies: 23
Views: 6557

Re: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC

I see that they've trotted out the old "passenger service from SE Michigan" idea again.

Gee, has it been sixteen months, already?
by fmilhaupt
Sat May 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: May 2020 Obituaries
Replies: 20
Views: 8456

Re: May 2020 Obituaries

John N. "Jack" Ozanich of Battle Creek, a retired GTW/CN engineer, passed away early in the afternoon of the 29th from lung cancer at age 76. Jack was known for his HO scale Atlantic Great Eastern model railroad and his 3-3/4" scale Sandy Ridge and Clear Lake Railroad, but mostly for being Jack. In ...
by fmilhaupt
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Midland area flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Re: Midland area flooding

It occurs to me that the Sanford Historical Society's facility, with its rolling stock and the former Sanford depot, is/was most likely too close to the river to have escaped harm. I imagine that it would come down to a matter of elevation. Obviously, the folks in Sanford have bigger things to be co...
by fmilhaupt
Mon May 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1412
Views: 411832

Re: GDLK Operations

Talk of all of this grade crossing work SE of 28th and Division can't help but remind me of the several millions of dollars of work that went into reworking the grade crossings and traffic lights at 44th and Kalamazoo oh so many years ago. I don't recall whether they actually finished all of the wor...
by fmilhaupt
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 606417

Re: Where Is It?

Downtown Williston, North Dakota.

That there is Williston's Railroad Park, near their Amtrak depot.
by fmilhaupt
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: No Engineer Required
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: No Engineer Required

Very nice! And you didn't hold off on installing a switch, either-- I've known a couple of live steamers who had no problem doing all of the fiddly work to build steam locomotives, but ran out of enthusiasm when it came time to cut in the first switch. Track work just wasn't interesting enough to th...
by fmilhaupt
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Grand Rapids MC Roundhouse- Approx demolition date?
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Re: Grand Rapids MC Roundhouse- Approx demolition date?

Thanks, guys!

Being gone by 1981 makes sense, because I started driving around 1982-83, and I was unable to find it then.
by fmilhaupt
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Grand Rapids MC Roundhouse- Approx demolition date?
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Grand Rapids MC Roundhouse- Approx demolition date?

I have fuzzy memories from the late 1960s/early 1970s of my father driving me past the former Michigan Central roundhouse that used to stand facing Buchanan Street in Grand Rapids. It was north of Albany Street, but south of the Franklin Street overpass, across the street from what was then left of ...
by fmilhaupt
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE Spurs on the East Side
Replies: 18
Views: 6134

Re: GRE Spurs on the East Side

The GTW yard arrangement between Plainfield/Leonard and Lafayette Streets can be seen on the Sanborn maps in the Library of Congress online collection, specifically at https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4114gm.g04023191201/?sp=56 This is the arrangement as of 1912, but from what I'm seeing, I don't think...
by fmilhaupt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Zug Island Works closing.
Replies: 21
Views: 9341

Re: Zug Island Works closing.

Back in college, we used to refer to anyone who loudly proclaimed an over-inflated view of their talents or accomplishments as a Zug Island Prom King (or Prom Queen). Especially in situations where the bar for competence was low.