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by Pixl
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

Well darn CRD, I was in Florida all of March. Would have been fun to meet up with you again. I was in Kissimmee near Disney. I didn't get to see much rail as my wife did all the driving and doesn't like to stop. I did see the Auto Train in Sanford. FUN!
Jim Sofonia
Traverse City
by Pixl
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9334
Views: 678070

Re: Where Is It?

I'm here right now in Florida, Orlando area. I haven't seen any thing like this. Although the type of trees and the metal fence are a common sight. Point me in the right direction.
by Pixl
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Beacon in Traverse City
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Beacon in Traverse City

David Collins wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Where is the industry? Right off of airport?
When you travel South on Cass Rd. go one drive past the Beacon sign. This leads to a small parking lot wit a much better view of the operations. I've never been bothered by anyone there.
by Pixl
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2021
Replies: 82
Views: 13105

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2021

They used to come here on a loose schedule Fridays or maybe a Thursday. But as of late they seem to come Friday or Saturday in the night. Best hint comes from the guys in Cadillac where they report the TC cars sitting there to come up here soon.
by Pixl
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: That Time a Canadian Town Derailed a Diesel Train and Drove It Down the Street to Provide Emergency Power
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: That Time a Canadian Town Derailed a Diesel Train and Drove It Down the Street to Provide Emergency Power

They created new RR crossings that need signs and lights, and how long would you have to blow the horn? :)
by Pixl
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9334
Views: 678070

Re: Where Is It?

I moved into the TC area in the early 70's. I recall seeing an engine or two running that track in that area back to Traverse City about 1977 or so. I don't know what they were doing, maybe an inspection of the track about to be pulled up. Anyone else see that movement or know what it was doing?
by Pixl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 36320

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021

I'll be going to downtown TC in a little while. I'll watch for them. Thanks.
by Pixl
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: How not to be a rail fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 5983

Re: How not to be a rail fan!

Um.....what is a “Karen” rail fan?
by Pixl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9334
Views: 678070

Re: Where Is It?

I found this shot in some obscure corner of the internet. The city it used to lead to is obvious, but don't know what line or where it came from. Anyone else have an idea?
NY RR.jpg
by Pixl
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: November 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 25812

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: November 2020

Traverse City run today. Should be 4 gons and 1 load of lumber coming up. Was about ready to leave Cadillac at 0900. Got to see your train up here in T.C. about 1330 or so. They had already dropped off the gons and I caught them at Amerihart yard. My dog "Hershey" was helping watch the trains as we...
by Pixl
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 26197

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:26 pm
A centerbeam for TC and some plastics for Petoskey.
Update: Leaving Walton Junction for TC at 1500.
Ahh, some lumber for my family building a new house. Thank you.
by Pixl
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9334
Views: 678070

Re: Where Is It?

Perhaps an older hotel where crews frequently overnight. Big map on the wall is of the US. Something rail crews might look at once in a while. Untitled.jpg Picture next to it blown up looks to be a rail line running along michigan shore line. rrpic1.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5044488918...
by Pixl
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: China Railroads
Replies: 1
Views: 3246

China Railroads

With China a large worldwide manufacturer, I assume they use rail to move a lot of those products around. How does their usage of rail compare to the U.S.? Where does their locomotives come from?
by Pixl
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 26197

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020

There was another time you mentioned they have not been to TC in a long while when I saw them in TC the day before and someone else even got video. They are sneaky! Yes they are sneaky. I crossed the tracks three times Wed. and walked my dog on the TART Trail next to Amerihart. No trains to be seen...
by Pixl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PM 18 Found
Replies: 13
Views: 3808

Re: PM 18 Found

I thought the boat with the gold sank earlier and sailed out of Frankfort so wouldn't it have been a Ann Arbor boat that sank with it? Either way for the naysayers there is a tv show on the History Channel about it. Its fascinating. Yes it was an interesting story. They had found a bar of gold, but...
by Pixl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates
Replies: 50
Views: 22190

Re: Great Lakes Central September 2020 Updates

KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:15 pm
They might make another TC run this week, from what I heard. Maybe if they go through on the right day I can sneak down to the tracks when they're going through.
I'll have to watch for your "heads up" and try to catch them here in TC too.
by Pixl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 27536

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:10 am
Reports on Facebook that 390 and 395 currently in Traverse City. Most likely going to Beacon.
Shoot, I had just came thru town and the station at about that time, missed them. :cry:
by Pixl
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 27536

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

TC Man wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:02 am
Over a month? GLC was in TC on August 5th with lumber and picked up loads at Beacon.
Sorry, must have missed the post on that run.
by Pixl
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 27536

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

~Z~ wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Per the Borg, there appears to be a GLC run to Traverse City on Monday scheduled to go to Williamsburg to deliver some hot lumber cars.
Thanks for the heads up. We have been waiting for a load of lumber to get started on the new house as well as seeing a train for the first time in over a month.
by Pixl
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Visiting Holland
Replies: 6
Views: 4907

Re: Visiting Holland

Well Friday morning my wife let me take the car, I went over to the Holland train station and hung out for an hour or so. My timing was off, all I got was a horn in the distance but he never came through. I could see the tracks are shiny with regular use unlike the rusted rails we have in Traverse C...