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by Hogger1225
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Not sure where the pic was taken at but if it was between Jackson and Three Rivers the track is gone.
by Hogger1225
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Elk NYC Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 3678

Re: Grand Elk NYC Signals

The "current" line north from Kalamazoo to GR was the former Pennsy. There was a "NYC" line also between the two cities but that was taken up a LONG time ago. The current line coming into GR from the south (Not the former Pennsy) that ran by Steelcase, Keebler's ect was the former NYC that ran from ...
by Hogger1225
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 39750

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

I'll bet all of the nay-sayers on this topic shooting down the Ticket Agents freely embrace the self-checkout lines at any store they find time to go to when they break free of their computers.
by Hogger1225
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: 1225 "Polar Express™" with ex GTW GP9!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 10015

Re: 1225 "Polar Express™" with ex GTW GP9!!!!

It will not be used this weekend, is not ready, look for GLC 392.
by Hogger1225
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Live Railcam
Replies: 14
Views: 7489

Re: Charlotte Live Railcam

I'll bet that the ATCS group will have something to say about this, you wait.
by Hogger1225
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Another Grand Elk Derailment in Kalamazoo.
Replies: 10
Views: 4989

Re: Another Grand Elk Derailment in Kalamazoo.

Yeah, just 3 miles. Short by tody's standards!
by Hogger1225
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Another Grand Elk Derailment in Kalamazoo.
Replies: 10
Views: 4989

Re: Another Grand Elk Derailment in Kalamazoo.

Might be either string lining or make-up of the train. I've went around that curve hundreds of times during the PC-Conrail-NS days and never had any problems. Longest train I took around there was 150 empty multi-levels, 3 miles long.
by Hogger1225
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

I might have had an unfair advantage, operated over that line hundreds (at least) of times when I worked for PC, CR, and NS. I remember when it was still double track.
by Hogger1225
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Different angle.
by Hogger1225
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

I'm guessing what used to be the Michigan Line, now Amtrak I guess, between August and Galesburg, with M-96 that it looks like we're standing on.
by Hogger1225
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lansing, MI 9.24.18
Replies: 8
Views: 7891

Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Shot #9 referring to "South Yard" was, at least back in the day when I worked there (PC Conrail NS), that yard was officially "Lansing Yard" in the employee timetables. Simply called "South Yard" because it was on the south side of town. Our old rules examiner would often try and trip people up by g...
by Hogger1225
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Looks like one of the old paper mills in Kalamazoo, at Alcott St. Can't remember the name of the plant but it was just north of South Yard on the Kalamazoo Secondary.
by Hogger1225
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Steam Railroading Institute purchases C&NW #175
Replies: 19
Views: 6766

Re: Steam Railroading Institute purchases C&NW #175

76 has finally left the building! The running gear and tender frame left yesterday (7/1) around noon-12:30pm.
by Hogger1225
Wed May 02, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Which stickler are you talking about? Google says the same thing I did, Isbell, not Isabell. :D
by Hogger1225
Tue May 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Might very well be the fact. We just never believed back then that it would all go away.
by Hogger1225
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

I would guess sometime in the 80's. Don't really remember. What we referred to as the "South NYC actually ran from Turner St (off the C&O) down to the Cedar Interlocking, then further south across Logan St (now MLK Blvd) to a couple of car lengths south of the switch to Reid Machinery, (when I worke...
by Hogger1225
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

I wasn't born until 1952 but in the 50's most engines were kept at the Gier St roundhouse about a mile north of what everybody now knows as North Lansing. The Engineer would get on the engine there at the roundhouse and run it by himself down to North Lansing and pick up the rest of the crew at the ...
by Hogger1225
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9101
Views: 519756

Re: Where Is It?

Anyone know where this one is at? Is there anyone here that doesn't :wink: Easiest one!! Isabell Street, looking east, crossing the ex LS&MS line, now the JAIl RR old NYC South spur, between S. Washington Avenue and S. Cedar Street, Lansing.Ingham County. Quality Dairy and the Reid Machinery are th...
by Hogger1225
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Bus/Amtrak schedule tracking map
Replies: 2
Views: 3668

Re: Bus/Amtrak schedule tracking map

I see a selection for rail but didn't see any trains-Amtrak on the map at all.
by Hogger1225
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso
Replies: 69
Views: 13156

Re: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso

The TSBY painted High-Hood is pretty much history now. Watched it come apart during the day while working at SRI.