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by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

There's an automotive train heading west on the Flint Sub right now- I saw it just before 4 at West Tappan (Wadhams road, just west of Port Huron). CN 8927 and CN 5776 are elephant style. There were several loaded frame flats (more than I remember 501 carrying back when they still ran 501 through th...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Trestle Burns in WA fire
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Trestle Burns in WA fire

Could have been torched. Seems to be evenly burning from side to side and top to bottom. I could believe anything in Washington state. I don't think it's any of those anti-gov militia types that did this. I read elsewhere that it was indeed started by wildfire. The foreground isn't torched yet when...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 14690

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

~Z~ wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:44 pm

Was D71107 at least to Port Huron.. ran with their power to St Clair at least.. might have been called some II15 job.
Thanks Z!
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 850
Views: 14690

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Unknown symbol, but CSX ran a job through Marysville to the St Clair yard just before 1800 this afternoon. CSX 4287 (F) CSX 5481 (R) CSX 6244 (R) CSXT 224957 CSXT 224874 CSXT 224943 CSXT 250375 CSXT 224966 CSXT 141754 MTZX 330493 CSXT 138068 INEZ 991428 ACFX 64738 PROX 33516 UNKNOWN TANKCAR CBTX ???...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

271 came into Port Huron about an hour ago with CN 5667 and 2115.
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Reopening a pipeline to bring propane north- hurt GLC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Reopening a pipeline to bring propane north- hurt GLC?

The only thing GLC has going for them is that this pipeline goes to Marysville & the caverns in Marysville are predominantly filled by propane that is shipped in by rail. This added transportation & terminal handling cost before the propane hits the pipe is an advantage for GLC, but it could still ...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

There's a westbound autorack train, likely somewhere west of Port Huron now, with BCOL 4622 trailing a CN unit. They'll be running a little behind the two mixed freights and intermodal that went west out of PH earlier (sorry, didn't catch any symbols on the scanner).
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Domtar in Port Huron
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Domtar in Port Huron

The Dunn mill in Port Huron had been shut down by its owner for a while when Dunn bought it and reopened it. I'm drawing a blank on who owned it when it was shut down, but it was a James River plant at one time. Unfortunately there probably aren't any more startup companies looking for a closed mill...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX ops in Flint/PH
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: CSX ops in Flint/PH

They also handle plastic pellets, resin and a few box cars for Cargill Salt in St. Clair. Resin? Where is the resin coming from or going to? Do you know what kind of cars they're handling it in? Is it going to the transload on the north end of the new yard down by St. Clair (just off of Davis Road)...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Muskegon Model Train Show still a go
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

Re: Muskegon Model Train Show still a go

A show is a show, and from what I've heard, it may be the only one (or one of the very few) taking place at all this year.
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: If the Rails Were Still There
Replies: 31
Views: 5333

Re: If the Rails Were Still There

Just out of curiosity, did the paper railroad part of this site go away? It's not exactly a paper railroad and it's not what I'm actively modeling, but I do have a working theory about the Detroit Caro & Sandusky that resulted in painting a couple locomotives for what it's modern day equivalent coul...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PH&D customer question
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: PH&D customer question

As far as I am aware, there was no customer between the power plants and MC, although there were quite a few customers in MC at one time. A list of customers between 1920 and 1929 shows 21 customers in MC and what they shipped/received. I don't have an electronic copy of anything to post, but by the...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Port Huron Editorial: Safety rolls on archaic rail brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 6920

Re: Port Huron Editorial: Safety rolls on archaic rail brakes

The original post is a couple years old, but it's funny that you mention the stuff going by truck. It's been several years (back when the TH had a competent, local staff, capable of objective reporting- well before the editorial posted above), but I remember the Times Herald writing about the stuff ...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC SD50's
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

Re: LSRC SD50's

Well that explains quite a bit. I'd wondered what LSRC would have to send to another operation, not connected to the current operation (like when North Judson took their bid to replace Felix Powell's Chesapeake and Indiana a couple years ago). The current roster didn't seem to have room to spare for...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Website overhaul
Replies: 25
Views: 8669

Re: Website overhaul

For the most part I'm only visiting the site on my phone these days. It's really nice to not have to resize my screen to read the site. :D
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: how i see mile makers
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: how i see mile makers

Are you asking about the line Metra runs on through Des Plaines? It looks like the Metra station is at mp 16.7 (according to http://www.chicagorailfan.com/mmupnw.html . Based on where you are compared to the Des Plaines station and the mileposts listed just before and after it, you should be able to...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Transformer on LSRC
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

Re: Transformer on LSRC

The transformers to St Clair would have been for the gas plant DTE is building to replace the coal plants. 80mac will probably correct me on this, but Consumers is building several gas turbine plants around the state (including Gaylord, iirc)- would they be receiving components for those plants by r...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun May 17, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX New Customer in Marysville
Replies: 14
Views: 6935

Re: CSX New Customer in Marysville

I don't think they ship by rail. I think they have the ability to receive grain by rail, for the odd time that regional supply by truck can't fill demand, but they source grain from quite a distance away- one day this week I followed a pair of semis from Vassar onto the freeway, which had come from ...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX New Customer in Marysville
Replies: 14
Views: 6935

Re: CSX New Customer in Marysville

Thank you for the update GLR. Nice to see you on this board, it's been a while. Occasionally I've seen shorty covered hoppers in the CSX trains between Flint and Port Huron. I wondered is those were going to Bulk Guys (sand, salt, etc.) but apparently those cars go somewhere else or are spacers. No...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX New Customer in Marysville
Replies: 14
Views: 6935

Re: CSX New Customer in Marysville

Bump Has anyone seen any rail cars delivered to Bulk Guys? No. Last time I was over in that part of town (couple weeks ago), the mow machine was halfway between Wills Street and the elevator (it used to sit just west of Wills Street). The track is still connected, as far as I can tell, but I doubt ...