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by MDH
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates March 2018
Replies: 137
Views: 25119

Re: GLC Updates March 2018

MiRailProductions wrote:
MDH wrote: Train: Cadillac South Turn, runs with the symbol CSTN. You're welcome.
The Owosso North Turn is the other train, runs with the symbol ONTN.
Thanks for the symbols!

Michael
by MDH
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates March 2018
Replies: 137
Views: 25119

Re: GLC Updates March 2018

Also, here's the Owosso turn (Symbol?) in it's entirety rolling through Ithaca on their return - filled out with more covered hoppers picked up while working Rosebush on the way south.

https://youtu.be/vxjk63iLx1A
by MDH
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates March 2018
Replies: 137
Views: 25119

Re: GLC Updates March 2018

This morning's Cadillac to Clare turn (does this train have a symbol?) dropped the pole car, 3 empty wood chip cars and 11 tie loads at the Mill at McBain and picked up 4 loaded wood chip cars. When they came into Clare they had the 4 wood chip loads head out, 3 covered hoppers and then the 30 frac ...
by MDH
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - March 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 13201

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - March 2018

Anyone here happen to know what days of the week Lake State runs south out of Alpena in the evening? (I assume that's still when they run?)

Thanks,
Michael
by MDH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Toledo - bridge over NS featuring MDH
Replies: 9
Views: 5927

Re: Toledo - bridge over NS featuring MDH

City Council is mainly just posturing because they're politicians and that's what they do. Ultimately though it's a "free infrastructure project" for the city for NS to remove it on their own dime so it's kind of a no-brainer they'll eventually just let them do it. It'll save the city future costs s...
by MDH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 26657

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Here goes; -Both, the Cadillac crew and Owosso crew, start at 8am Mon through Fri. -Both trains work their respective town yards before departing. -The Cadillac Turn almost always works McBain after departing south -The Owosso Turn can make stops at Ashley, Ithaca, Alma, Shepherd, or Rosebush -Both...
by MDH
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 26657

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

From my personal documentation, the Cadillac train usually only goes as far south as Clare, where it meets the Owosso Turn, and they swap trains. However, I've filmed that swap taking place in Rosebush when the Owosso Job is running late due to lots of work in Owosso or brief stops in Alma/Shepherd...
by MDH
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State Z127 Flint turn
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

I saw on FB last week, quote "Z127 goes on duty around sunrise. Backlit on the trip south and backlit again by the time they head north again" I saw that too and thought WTF?! When I chased an afternoon Z127 back in the spring, all I could think was how nice a morning southbound would look at a bun...
by MDH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State Z127 Flint turn
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Thanks for the replies guys!

Michael
by MDH
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State Z127 Flint turn
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Lake State Z127 Flint turn

With all the changes this year does anyone happen to know how the Lake State interchange run down to CSX in Flint is being run these days? What days of the week and what time on duty in Saginaw? I'd like to get up there again sometime.

Thanks,
Michael
by MDH
Wed May 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A different view of Grand Ledge
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: A different view of Grand Ledge

~Z~ wrote:Excuse the language, but that's the first thing that came to mind:

Awesome photo.
Hah! Nice - thanks guys.
by MDH
Tue May 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A different view of Grand Ledge
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

A different view of Grand Ledge

On Sunday 5/7/17 I took a little road trip to chase CSX D702-07 and made Grand Ledge the target of my first intercept. To do so I deployed my DJI for a different approach to shooting the bridge over the Grand River: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4194/34178870540_f0992059d3_b.jpg A grand view of Gran...
by MDH
Tue May 09, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State updates
Replies: 8
Views: 4435

Re: Lake State updates

Thanks guys! I thought about heading up to Flint but with no intel "just hoping" for a daylight run south seemed like a poor risk when it was going to add an extra couple hours of driving (and more hours of waiting) to an already long day.

Regards,
Michael
by MDH
Tue May 09, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State updates
Replies: 8
Views: 4435

Lake State updates

Does anyone know how Lake State has handled the shift in CSX interchange? I.e. with the new six day a week D701 / 702 arriving Flint in the afternoon/leaving in the AM do they make their interchange run down to CSX in the evening or sometime during the night? I'd assume they wouldn't run down there ...
by MDH
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Csx Plymouth sub traffic.increase?
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: Csx Plymouth sub traffic.increase?

No. Not CP that I know of. EHH says no line sales are in the offing according to yesterdays conference call. No M&A either. (merger and acuisitions). I didn't say anything about a merger (could be down the road but who knows) but CP might find CSX a "friendlier" partner than NS for the trackage rig...
by MDH
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Csx Plymouth sub traffic.increase?
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: Csx Plymouth sub traffic.increase?

Typhoon wrote:Look for a traffic increase soon on both the Plymouth and Grand Rapids side.
Gonna be some red engines? ;)
by MDH
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Lake State - new arrival and changes
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Lake State - new arrival and changes

The Lake State anniversary engine was delivered by CSX last week and hot on the heels of Q321/322 becoming regular "Q" trains again the departure time for Q322 out of Stanley is changing from 10AM to midnight this week (not sure if there's a change on the Q321 side out of Flint). I'll be curious to ...
by MDH
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Q321/Q322 Symbol Change
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Q321/Q322 Symbol Change

In addition to going back to being a regularly scheduled "Q" train the Q322's departure time from Stanley is shifting from 10AM to Midnight this week. I'd be curious to know if that changes anything with how Lake State does the interchange?

Regards,
Michael
by MDH
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Swanton staging yard
Replies: 42
Views: 16356

Re: Swanton staging yard

NS 864 was one of the eastern coal train symbols for the Edison trains if I remember right and the blending was happening at the plants AFAIK.

Here's one of those 864's:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/397191/