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by Pixl
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Visiting Holland
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Visiting Holland

I'm camping in Holland for the next few days. Can anyone suggest any RR stuff to see or do? Really nice around here!
by Pixl
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

NB thru Kingsley at 10:20. 2 engines - 396 and 395. No freight. Wow, I can't believe there was no lumber for Amerihart I'm guessing a supply issue, as the demand is there. The place looks empty (well, figuratively speaking). Confirmed. I went thru the Amerihart yard yesterday, just saw a lot of flo...
by Pixl
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:28 am
NB thru Kingsley at 10:20.
2 engines - 396 and 395. No freight.
Wow, I can't believe there was no lumber for Amerihart
by Pixl
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Frankfort Question
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Frankfort Question

I don't know why but I somehow remember the company as "Pet Foods" rather than "Pet Milk". A variety of food products for people, not your pet. So the fish oil could have been used for a lot of stuff.
by Pixl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Thru Kingsley. 13:08.
What direction, and what was onboard?
by Pixl
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

Anybody see any lumber sitting around waiting to come up to Traverse City? We could use it.
by Pixl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

Lumber business is way down all over :( Nothing to TC in almost a month. My family is building a new home here in TC (previous house burnt down last year) and they are having much trouble buying lumber of all sizes. Menards etc. are out of most of it, I sent him to Northern Lumber and they are only...
by Pixl
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

And shiney rails, so they came somentimenthis week. I last looked last Saturday. And I flew out Saturday afternoon, arriving back yesterday. so it was this past week. Maybe at night?? Rails to Williamsburg are also shiney. I don't know how shiny a hyrail will do but there was one up here in T.C. la...
by Pixl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 2677

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

I just saw a HyRail pickup approaching T.C. just South of the RR station about 1330. Nothing on board so maybe just an inspection. That looks like fun, I'd like to ride in one someday.
by Pixl
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rails on the Road
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Rails on the Road

Assuming 100 lbs / yard and 39 foot sticks, 50,000 lbs calcs out to 38 sticks per load, 1483 feet of rail. 6 inch base gets 17 sticks per layer with a 102 inch wide trailer, or 2 layers. What did you see Pixl? Guessing from memory as my wife passed the trucks, I would say about 40' length, maybe ju...
by Pixl
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rails on the Road
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Rails on the Road

Another possibility is that the rail wasn't for a railroad at all. In my years of working in the steel erection trade, I've worked a lot of jobs setting and aligning rails on top of rather large girders for overhead cranes to travel on. These cranes can be found inside power houses, steel mills and...
by Pixl
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rails on the Road
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Rails on the Road

Back on Track, I had hoped someone might know of a project that the new rail was headed for.
by Pixl
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Rails on the Road
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Rails on the Road

I saw two flat bed semi trucks hauling brand new rail north on US-23 in southern Michigan yesterday as I was returning from my Ohio visit. Since when does railroads use trucks to haul their freight, especially rail? I'm curious as to where that rail was headed to.
by Pixl
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Abandoned & Out-of-Service Railroad Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Abandoned & Out-of-Service Railroad Lines

Great reference Michael, Thanks.
by Pixl
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC
Replies: 23
Views: 3725

Re: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC

TC Man wrote: Then you don't need the entire TC branches, and the line to Petoskey (though maybe keep to Elmira as I imagine cement is a pain to transload).
Aw cmon' TC, don't mess with what little rail we still have here. Somebody might actually pay attention to your words.
by Pixl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 8216

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1815.
Did you see any cars that might be for Traverse City?
by Pixl
Fri May 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 8997
Views: 486020

Re: Where Is It?

Standard Railfan wrote:Three Rivers Rambler, Knoxville Tenn.
Looks like Standard Railfan could be right. Here is another shot of Three Rivers.
tysck-attraction-rivers-0022-hor-clsc.jpg
by Pixl
Sun May 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 11841

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing. Which set on S. Airport got stuck? Whatever the case, it seems like that's been happening a lot lately, and it wouldn't surprise me if that set got modernized soon. The branch that comes up from the outs...
by Pixl
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 11841

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Nothing seen or heard on the south side of Cadillac as of 1000. Was a load of lumber sitting in Tufford Yard this morning waiting to go to TC. I think they did make it here to TC, today my wife heard the horns blow about a mile away on the Williamsburg branch. Later in the day I was in town and saw...
by Pixl
Wed May 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 11841

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

KingsleyRailFan wrote: my family just bought a plat of land south of Manton along some GLC trackage.
Congrats. A railfan's dream. The photo opt and trail cam will be cool!