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by JDavis21835
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Can-opener in South Bend, IN.
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Re: Can-opener in South Bend, IN.

It looks like they are unloading the truck into the one behind it. That will raise it a couple inches and jam it in there real good. :lol: They should have loaded a few of those concrete freeway median barriers into the truck, and they could have backed it right out. :roll: Eh, you make the bottom ...
by JDavis21835
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV
Replies: 99
Views: 66888

Re: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV

Keep in mind that there are two methanol Plants on the way...This one will be built on a brownfield site of a former Chemical plant operated by Dow in Institute West Virgina..Thats a city between Nitro and Charleston. A nice pickup for Watco and NS...Now. CSX across the Kanawha River could use a sh...
by JDavis21835
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV
Replies: 99
Views: 66888

Re: NS West Virginia Secondary-Columbus Oh to Alloy WV

midland sub wrote:Supposedly 30-40 outbound cars a month is what they were told it will produce
A far cry from what the daily traffic in and out of the Institute facility used to have
by JDavis21835
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question

I grew up in the township. Right next to the line that went to Paines. I remember the Chessie units with a mix of grain and scrap gons running west, then them coming back with just the gons. My only other experience from that time frame would have been the dubious chemical trains running to midland...
by JDavis21835
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question

I grew up in the township. Right next to the line that went to Paines. I remember the Chessie units with a mix of grain and scrap gons running west, then them coming back with just the gons. My only other experience from that time frame would have been the dubious chemical trains running to midland
by JDavis21835
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Grand Trunk in Saginaw/ Bay City Question

BamaSubdivision94 wrote:I feel the love.
You have to take into consideration that not a lot of people know the history there. All I remember growing up was Chessie and later CSX
by JDavis21835
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Fueling NS in Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 12625

Re: Fueling NS in Chicago

I wonder why Illinois or any other state can tax railroads for fuel when they don't use the roads. You could say those taxes are used to build highways that competing trucks drive on. Road taxes aren't the only taxes you pay on fuel. The sales tax in parts of Illinois, and especially in certain par...
by JDavis21835
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Saginaw Area Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Saginaw Area Questions

That is Gavilon Grain, which is served by LSRC. Trains going to Gavilon first head south at Mershon, then back across the diamond on HESR tracks before reaching the spur switch just north of Stoker Road. [/quote] No one anymore. As it stands, HESR & LSRC both switch Gavilon Grain. LSRC does majorit...
by JDavis21835
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: More Transformers Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: More Transformers Needed

Wonder what they are using the frac water tanks for? Standard operating procedure in any transformer yard where you are dealing with water. There is potential for contamination in the groundwater. it is containerized until sampling determines it is clean. If it is not clean it will be hauled to a t...
by JDavis21835
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 224409

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

I find it both amazing and sad that you have this huge plot of land that could be rebuilt and repurposed to provide jobs for hundreds to thousands of people, but yet nothing seems to be going on there until this relatively small project. I know there have been proposals for the land, but you would ...
by JDavis21835
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LSRC Special Move to Gaylord
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Re: LSRC Special Move to Gaylord

They are there for scrap. There was a string of the same hoppers at OMNISOURCE in Bay city a few weeks ago
by JDavis21835
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortlines January 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 2562

Re: Michigan Shortlines January 2014

HESR 2668 and 3867 are sitting at Kochville rd in Zilwaukee. Looks like they are headed to Durand
by JDavis21835
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC Train derails in Saginaw
Replies: 28
Views: 1531

Re: LSRC Train derails in Saginaw

Judge for yourself, but this looks like a switch issue.
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by JDavis21835
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortlines December 2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2946

Re: Michigan Shortlines December 2013

Lake state is headed for paines with an empty unit grain
by JDavis21835
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortlines December 2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2946

Re: Michigan Shortlines December 2013

Anyone have any info on the large cut of WRRC 3 bay open hoppers that have shown up at LSRC in Saginaw? Obviously stone cars, but I have not seen them previously
by JDavis21835
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 224409

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Is it true? I'm sort of pinching myself...But an Alabama manufacturer of cast iron pipe is coming to Flint. Coming to the old Buick City property http://www.freep.com/article/20131113/BUSINESS0101/311130151/Flint-Buick-City-American-Cast-Iron-Pipe-Co-General-Motors-RACER-GM Dont expect it to be lon...
by JDavis21835
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Suspicious Package found on NS in Detroit
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Suspicious Package found on NS in Detroit

J T wrote:
CAT345C wrote:Once found a suspicious package while out hi-railing. My co worker went and looked in it after I told him no...ended up being a box of expired doughnuts from the near by bakery.
Was there white powder on those donuts?
The anthrax is delicious :P
by JDavis21835
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortline Updates October 2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3104

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates October 2013

HSER Durand job and what looks to be the thumb job have met in zilwaukee. The Durand job took approx 30 cars from the thumb turn. The thumb turn looks to be headed to bay city. 2027 and 2026 are headed south with 95 cars
by JDavis21835
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 224409

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Well the Zilwaukee Peavy location has been receiving Grain for a few weeks now. I would expect some trains to head out of there this winter/spring.
by JDavis21835
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortline Updates September 2013
Replies: 134
Views: 3724

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates September 2013

Heads up Durand railfans you have a southbound HESR headed your way the 2028 solo and two cars both CH's. If it were anyone else posting this I'd think this is a joke. I'd love to no the reason they are running a two car extra on a Sunday unless there are hot cars in Durand that need to go north bu...