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by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 44
Views: 5323

Re: GLC GP38 incident

If 2011 is the first pic and it’s an engine from his childhood then I must be getting old... I'm a teenager but I'm getting old because i remember nkp 765 conrail and the gmtx on glc long ago It hasn't been that long since 765 ran on the GLC. Definitely less than 7 years ago. "Long ago" is a term b...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates January 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 7461

Re: CN Updates January 2021

Dan Cluley wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:24 pm
KC8RBK wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:04 pm
eb rack train with 2 cn by 205 at 1400
5716 & 2652
Through Lansing at 14:22
Into the tunnel to Canada about 5:23 pm. By the time they got to Port Huron they had a lot of general freight cars behind the autoracks.
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 606216

Re: Where Is It?

Near Lake Odessa?
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 4932

Re: New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?

I think the one in the first picture (which is physically south of the BW Bridges) is for movements going north. The second picture was taken on the north side of the bridges and looks like it's for movements going south (leaving Dunn). I don't think Dunn has more than half a dozen car spots total, ...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 4932

Re: New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?

DaveO wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:35 am
Possibly river navigation lights?
I just added pictures to the post. I don't think these are for traffic on the river.
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?
Replies: 12
Views: 4932

New Signal Installation Below Blue Water Bridge?

Even though I live in the area, I haven't gone down to the park area along the St Clair River in the vicinity of the Blue Water Bridge in at least a couple months. I happened to be down there last night and was shocked to see what appears to be a pair of brand new signals on either side of the Thoma...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Recent CSX Observations (Port Huron area) 10/25/20
Replies: 3
Views: 2867

Re: Recent CSX Observations (Port Huron area) 10/25/20

Those are buffer cars for the tankcars. They tend to have the same set of cars way too frequently for anything to be traveling back and forth between a supplier and a receiver. They seem to have several 2 bay covered hoppers, plus the two 3 bay covered hoppers in the second picture. They also have u...
by GreatLakesRailfan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 21708

Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

DaveO wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:47 am
:?: The Ontario Northland isn't owned by CN.
SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:54 am
Also, why would CN paint a unit for Ontario Northland, which has never been owned by CN?
My bad. I had the impression that they had acquired it in the late 2000's. I have no idea where I'd gotten that idea... :oops:
by GreatLakesRailfan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 21708

Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

rah rah rah

Go CN!

rah rah rah
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9223
Views: 606216

Re: Where Is It?

Burr Oak Street in Albion.
by GreatLakesRailfan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 343
Views: 31102

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: 2727

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: 856
Views: 48907

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: 856
Views: 48907

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: 343
Views: 31102

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: 2597

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: 343
Views: 31102

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: 12
Views: 3733

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: 3167

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: 1961

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.