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by chapmaja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grayling and Gaylord
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Grayling and Gaylord

I decided to look at Google Maps of Wixom. In the image they have, which I am unsure of the date, shows the transload area as non-operational. In the yard, who LSRC locomotives are at the south end, on the far westernmost track just north of Beck Rd. I think they are SD40-2's, but I am not certain o...
by chapmaja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: GLC GP38 incident

I can't say what happened, but from what it looked like in the pictures I say they they hit something hard. From what I saw it did look like the frame was bent, so it will be interesting to see what they do. I would like to see the GP35's back in service, but I would if that is a stretch to see happ...
by chapmaja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grayling and Gaylord
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Grayling and Gaylord

So with the discussion of the energy place going in up in Gaylord, it got me wondering, what is the current customer list on the Bay City to Gaylord line?
by chapmaja
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Great Lakes Central Passenger TC

I have previously stated my opinion on this. I don't think it will eve happen, and the 110 mph part will never happen. With that said, personally I would like to see an operation that would connect the Detroit / AA / Lansing areas to the TC region by rail. It would be more of a couple times per week...
by chapmaja
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: D&M 467
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: D&M 467

The best I can find is the tracks to Port Gibson were pulled in 1984, so the engine likely left the property or was scrapped in 1984.
by chapmaja
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: D&M 467
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: D&M 467

Thank you!! I am just curious as to the final disposition. Too bad she had to be separated from her sisters, and did not stay in Michigan. From what I can find, it was used by MP&L at Port Gibson, which is a nuclear power station. It likely was used during construction of the unit, which was comple...
by chapmaja
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Dundee to Milan
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

AA Dundee to Milan

I was working in Dundee today, so I decided to take the long way home, via back roads up through Milan along the AA. I started by the engine plant. No cars on the spur to the plant, but the tracks looks somewhat shiny going across the road into the plant, something I don't recall from previous trips...
by chapmaja
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: D&M 467
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: D&M 467

I asked on the Mississippi Railroads page, but haven't gotten any useful info. If it is still around (very doubtful), it would have been remote controlled.
by chapmaja
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central Snow Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: Great Lakes Central Snow Equipment

Could be and end to the plow specials GLC runs during the hard winters. The new unit is a great upgrade for GLC. I think that clearing snow will become a more frequent event. I expect that the Russell plow will remain in service for clearing deep snow. The ballast regulator would have trouble with ...
by chapmaja
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac
Replies: 25
Views: 8220

Re: CN / GTW lines in Pontiac

Any issues of bills not being paid likely would have been resolved in GM's 2009 bankruptcy and reorganization into a new company. Yes and no. From a strictly financial standpoint, then yes, it would have taken care of the issue. From a CN perception standpoint, understanding what happened with GM t...
by chapmaja
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 34
Views: 8167

Re: you Must Be Criminals

In my opinion, a lot of this discussion boils down to one idea, civility. Will the officer (no matter what department) act in a civil manner to the person he is talking to about photographing trains, yards, equipment ect? Will the railfan act in a similarly civil manner when approached by an officer...
by chapmaja
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 34
Views: 8167

Re: you Must Be Criminals

You must be Old Joey, Like Me. I too agree to a certain extent because I see a bias towards the 'company line'. I tend to be sympathetic to the LABOR side. I also think they have become too FOAMY. But then again they have the news and I read it and disseminate between the good, the bad and the ugly...
by chapmaja
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: you Must Be Criminals
Replies: 34
Views: 8167

Re: you Must Be Criminals

Talk wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:11 am
kd_1014 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:54 am
I hope I get arrested by the feds and thrown in jail while railfanning

That'll be a cool story
Cool story, less cool experience
I don't know. I think after the lawsuit that would be filed against the government for violating your rights, you might do ok.
by chapmaja
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lookin for Info on GLC, AA, HE, LSRC and CSX @ Romulus
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: Lookin for Info on GLC, AA, HE, LSRC and CSX @ Romulus

Wanted to go to MI to see the cool shortlines that IL DOESNT have. Just wanted to know if anyone knows when GLC runs east/south and north/west out of Owosso. Really dont wanna go to Cadillac to see the GP35s if i dont have to... unless someone says id be guaranteed to see like 3 trains or something...
by chapmaja
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 9041

Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

Darn, the D&TSL is the one I would want to see most. Granted it would look like the NS's NKP loco, but still I wanted to see it.
by chapmaja
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting
Replies: 16
Views: 2998

Re: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting

I decided to look into the location of the distribution centers. Currently, all I can find is a single location, in Bollingbrook, Il listed as a distribution center for GoGoSqueez's parent company in the US. They list jobs in four locations, Nampa, ID, TC, Michigan, Lockport, Il, and New York, NY. L...
by chapmaja
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC 383
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

GLC 383

GLC 383 has been seen on the road. There was a photo of a dark blue 383 with a small GLC logo on the side running on ONTN yesterday. 383 is one of the former MRL SD-35's, although I'm not sure which one.
by chapmaja
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PM 18 Found
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

PM 18 Found

This summer, PM 18, at the time the largest car ferry on the Great Lakes sank while crossing Lake Michigan. The wreck was finally found in July after almost 110 years since it sank. The crew famously tried pushing cars out of the ship to lessen the weight, but it was futile. Despite cutting loose 5 ...
by chapmaja
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Petoskey Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Petoskey Question

I just have a question regarding the operations to Petoskey on the GLC (From the Google Maps view) Along Clarion Ave there is a siding that contains a string of covered hoppers. I assume these are transloaded at this location, as I don't think the adjacent businesses are getting plastic pellets of a...
by chapmaja
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)
Replies: 24
Views: 4464

Re: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)

Did CP official rescind their trackage rights over CSX or are they just unused?