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by CAT345C
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: New Ore in Northern Ontario
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: New Ore in Northern Ontario

Black flys knock on wood weren't that bad this past summer. The grass hoppers inland were like a soft, white, fluffy stuff storm though when you disturbed them. By Dr. No recommendation I believe the best week to come is August 5ish. That seems to be in my history of visiting and living here the bes...
by CAT345C
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CN Retirements
Replies: 188
Views: 59912

Re: CN Retirements

5431 which was one of the SD60s they recently got is now wrecked due to a derailment at Escanaba.
by CAT345C
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Something with East Columbus Terminal Railway
Replies: 56
Views: 14459

Re: Where/what is this railroad(East Terminal?)? Actual real question.

The one question I have watching his videos... if he was able to buy a grapple truck, and a mini hoe, why would he mess with a dewalt battery operated chainsaw?
by CAT345C
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: (Repost) Any U33C's still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: (Repost) Any U33C's still around?

Jon, where is the U25C at? Is there more than the one on display in Marquette?
by CAT345C
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 5910

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

I work as a dispatcher now since I got furloughed as a engineer when the Rona started tanking things. I couldn't imagine working as a dispatcher without my prior knowledge of the territory, understanding where the grades are, where to hold the trains, what fits where, exactly how many minutes betwee...
by CAT345C
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PM 18 Found
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

Re: PM 18 Found

I thought the boat with the gold sank earlier and sailed out of Frankfort so wouldn't it have been a Ann Arbor boat that sank with it? Either way for the naysayers there is a tv show on the History Channel about it. Its fascinating.
by CAT345C
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: What kind of Computer Should I get
Replies: 2
Views: 5409

What kind of Computer Should I get

Its time to replace my 2009 Dell Laptop. I haven't looked or kept up on any kind of computer tech or specs in the last decade. What kind of laptop, tablet, desktop of computering machine should I get to have enough power to run photoshop, run excel and do basic things. I don't play games.
by CAT345C
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last Few Outings in the Yoop.
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Last Few Outings in the Yoop.

Great report CAT! Love all the details. The Newberry train to Munising doesn't generate many carloads of business. And log business on all lines seems way down to almost nothing. Logs on the CN almost do not exists up here anymore. K.I. Sawyer has gets a couple a week in AOK 50' log cars. Nothing c...
by CAT345C
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last Few Outings in the Yoop.
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Last Few Outings in the Yoop.

Been a few months since I last posted. Been busy, very busy with work. Any way, I'll start out with some soft, white, fluffy stuff pictures since its been so dang hot up here the last two weeks. April 23rd.. Coming south from L'Anse on their way back to Ishpeming, L539 trundles south across one of t...
by CAT345C
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9236
Views: 633382

Re: Where Is It?

From the darkness..... West Silverbell and Joslyn road in Auburn Hills.
by CAT345C
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: E&LS 503
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: E&LS 503

Somebody has been hauling material out of the Ohio Mine near the Baraga/ Marqeutte County Line. I wonder if that is where the ore is going. The trucks turn west, they stain the road with red mud.
by CAT345C
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Brine Mine
Replies: 11
Views: 5677

Re: Brine Mine

I was curious if liquid calcium chloride was worth transporting. Home Depot sells a 275 gallon tote of 35% solution for $1090.99 with free pick-up at the store. I guess that means it's worth it. Add $55.00 for curbside shipping. Not sure how much to add for health care costs moving it from the curb...
by CAT345C
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings
Replies: 3
Views: 4847

Re: Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings

Great pictures and reporting CAT. Were you excited about the tunnel motor? Thanks for the E&LS pictures. I'd like to see more of E&LS. Would you happen to know how many carload are being shipped from the mine at Humbolt? Pretty excited its been the same 4 SD60s up here for most of the winter. The t...
by CAT345C
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings
Replies: 3
Views: 4847

Upper Peninsula Feb 2020 Happenings

Picking up where I left off at the end of January. Shipping shut down is in full force on the lakes. I pass my time by taking leisurely snowshoe hikes, and some me time in the plow truck or semi hauling soft, white, fluffy stuff. What a life to lead. January ended with CN running the old WC Jordan S...
by CAT345C
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: When you are looking to buy a new lens...
Replies: 11
Views: 12487

Re: When you are looking to buy a new lens...

I was hesitant to spend the money on a good L lens but I am happy that I did. This is the first train I shot with my 24-105L on my first gen 7D in JPEG format. Open the photo in full screen and you will see how crisp and clear the photo is. I did not sharpen it. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4...
by CAT345C
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: U.P. question
Replies: 8
Views: 5567

Re: U.P. question

They track the cars in RMI. Its a car reporting software that all railroads use. Showing cars in certain tracks will start billing for car hire, apply switch fees or storage fees. It is basically a hi tech inventory system. The tablets used by cars are a more simpler form for the simple minded to sh...
by CAT345C
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: When you are looking to buy a new lens...
Replies: 11
Views: 12487

Re: When you are looking to buy a new lens...

The 75-300 wont make you happy. I just bought a new 24-105 and it is awesome. You can find them used on B&H.
by CAT345C
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlton Park in Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 6503

Re: Charlton Park in Hastings

Does anybody know Eddie Gross? He seems to have a photo of just about everything in the state.
by CAT345C
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Upper Peninsula Railroad Operations Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 40575

Re: Upper Peninsula Railroad Operations Thread

I'm gonna update the CN L540, L539 U745 jobs. Updated the first post to reflect these changes :D My bad, when I saw the post on Dave's page I didn't realize there was a page two to this thread lol. AARR, The Newberry local moves back 1 day every week. They leave Newberry for the west and park it ar...
by CAT345C
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Upper Peninsula Railroad Operations Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 40575

Re: Upper Peninsula Railroad Operations Thread

I'm gonna update the CN L540, L539 U745 jobs. U745 now handles the LS&I freight at Queens. They will pick up Queen's freight when the time comes them to. Some days they shove it to Partridge to prevent reordering hazmat cars. L539/L540 L540 is the Nestroia to Partridge symbol. On Monday the crew com...