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by MiddleMI
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: JAIL Sightings and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5893

Re: JAIL Sightings and Questions

Seven stub tracks and the two run around tracks were the ones added with the south one being the original Hollow Main. The three to the west were there prior to this with the north one being the original Hollow Main and the two to the south being Hollow 1, 2, 3 and 4. Wait, how do you get from thre...
by MiddleMI
Wed May 27, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: JAIL Sightings and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5893

Re: JAIL Sightings and Questions

I went and checked the city website parcel look-up, and, yep, General Motors owns New Hollow Yard. BTW, it looks like only 7 of the 9 stubs are in active use these days. The property on which the old Hollow Yard sits is still owned by NS.
by MiddleMI
Sat May 23, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Midland area flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Re: Midland area flooding

They were luckier than most; everything east of the river was basically destroyed. Their latest Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/SanfordCentennialMuseum/ The museum took about a foot of water in all buildings. We're asking volunteers to help with clean up to arrive starting at 10 am today, Ma...
by MiddleMI
Thu May 21, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN - CSX Interchange
Replies: 10
Views: 2581

Re: CN - CSX Interchange

Something something Atlas Shrugged something something "rational self-interest" argle bargle.

So did Lansing's traffic go to Toledo, Chicago, or both? Probably not an easy way to figure this out aside from knowing it happened.
by MiddleMI
Thu May 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Midland area flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Re: Midland area flooding

Whichever line it is that access Dow Chemical appears to be almost entirely raised out of the floodway: https://cityofmidlandmi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dce957dc48df43929d8afccbf47edd6a Looks like southeast of town near the community of Mapleton the waters could overtop the li...
by MiddleMI
Sun May 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: JAIL Sightings and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5893

Re: JAIL Sightings and Questions

I guess they not only stayed at the same location, then, but kept the same company name. I guess that's what's confusing me. Interestingly on the "shipping info" part of the website, they only mention measurements "per truck load." I wonder if that's just a general measurement, or if it mean they ar...
by MiddleMI
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: JAIL Sightings and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5893

Re: JAIL Sightings and Questions

The interchange with CN is at New Hollow Yard, right? You can get a quick view of it traveling down the southbound MLK bridge, but that's about it unless you're going to walk the bridge. You can get partial views of Old Hollow Yard, though, from Olds Avenue where it curves eventually becoming Clare ...
by MiddleMI
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Zug Island Works closing.
Replies: 21
Views: 8020

Re: Zug Island Works closing.

Are there any good maps out there showing this line and its' branches?
by MiddleMI
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan gets additional grant money for KAL-DER
Replies: 3
Views: 3820

Re: Michigan gets additional grant money for KAL-DER

So, this is in addition to the tens-of-millions of dollars that have gone into projects up and down the line, already? I'm curious about which parts of the line - aside from the two bridges in Jackson - they are talking about that needs fixing? I imagine it must be the line west of Jackson, because ...
by MiddleMI
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lansing's Old Town railroad spur to be reactivated
Replies: 229
Views: 89651

Re: Lansing's Old Town railroad spur to be reactivated

Time to jump start the rumor mill: Just before Memorial Day, the Old Town spur was clear cut from the csx south to at least below the North St crossing. I can't really think this means anything until you see more work on the southern end of the spur, which is the most interesting part. This part yo...
by MiddleMI
Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fiat- Chrysler Expansion
Replies: 12
Views: 6123

Re: Fiat- Chrysler Expansion

The city shouldn't be involved in building railroad infrastructure for Fiat-Chrysler, and it's my understanding that they are going to give FCA the land, thank god. It's going to be up to Chrysler what they want to do, rail-wise, over here and that's how it should be. I feel like maybe we're talking...
by MiddleMI
Sun May 05, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ex-NS B32-8s in Lansing
Replies: 26
Views: 12276

Re: Ex-NS B32-8s in Lansing

Stone yard in just north of Ensel on MLK Blvd. There is also a trackmobile that has been there for a while. The GP may have not been used recently, NS units are there,just drove by I take it "Stone Yard" must be the yard which backs up to Stoneco (https://stoneco.net/) which is just west of MLK? I'...
by MiddleMI
Sun May 05, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fiat- Chrysler Expansion
Replies: 12
Views: 6123

Re: Fiat- Chrysler Expansion

http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36375&p=411064&hilit=Chrysler#p411064 It sounds like since my last post that one of the large parcel of lands purchased was the old Budd Co. plant lands from the Morouns. They'd demolished part of the plant in 2017 and allowed Chrysler to use it for s...
by MiddleMI
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 8465

Re: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A

I was under the impression that there was no active customers on the southwest branch, not even Quality Dairy. Is Quality Dairy still being serviced? All I've ever seen in recent years is storage of tank cars down by Reid Machinery.
by MiddleMI
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 8465

Re: Adrian and Blissfield (CHS, DCRR, LIRR, JAIL) Q&A

Mid-morning to noon is, indeed, the best time to catch JAIL in Lansing during the day. There is parking all around the old Claras from its lots to the street, but none of it is free. Immediately east of the tracks on the northside of the street are three free parking spaces, and then all the way up ...
by MiddleMI
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New FCA Mack Avenue Assembly in Detroit
Replies: 1
Views: 3446

New FCA Mack Avenue Assembly in Detroit

FCA announced today that it transform Mack Avenue Engine Plants 1 & 2 into a new assembly plant on Detroit's east side, and also retool the Jefferson North immediately nearby for continued production of the Durango and Jeep Cherokee. They will combined Engine Plants 1 & 2 and build an expansion with...
by MiddleMI
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN's Lansing yards
Replies: 10
Views: 5339

Re: CN's Lansing yards

AFAIK the one at Delta Township is Cory yard, and the one just east of there is Snow yard. I believe the one "downtown" is called Hollow yard. The CN timetable I have says the yard east of Nixon is Cory Yard. The one at Snow Road is Snow Yard. Thanks. Do you know if both parts I described are consi...
by MiddleMI
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Central Station Light Show
Replies: 3
Views: 4188

Re: Michigan Central Station Light Show



This is so cool. Imagination Group out of London created this as part of Ford's Michigan Central Station Winter Festival to coincide with the auto show.
by MiddleMI
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State to Lease CSX Line from Plymouth to Mt. Morris
Replies: 100
Views: 46057

Re: Lake State to Lease CSX Line from Plymouth to Mt. Morris

Okay, so part of the CSX Saginaw Subdivision is. Funny enough, it appears this was updated on the line's Wiki page on the first of December, but with no citations, and the CSX system map already shows this part of the line as leased to a "short line partner." Looks like we're late to the game. Can ...
by MiddleMI
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake State to Lease CSX Line from Plymouth to Mt. Morris
Replies: 100
Views: 46057

Re: Lake State to Lease CSX Line from Plymouth to Mt. Morris

Edit: Misunderstood the line we were talking about.