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by Larry G
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lansing's Old Town railroad spur to be reactivated
Replies: 229
Views: 89588

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

This is Larry G here..... When I started this thread on 12/17/2010 I didn't think it would take near TEN YEARS for it to come to pass. Heck I'm still alive to see it actually happen!! :lol: The Lesson here: BE PATIENT WHEN YOU POST!! :wink: :wink: Lansing's Old Town railroad spur to be reactivated P...
by Larry G
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Haslett Incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: CN Haslett Incident

LSJ has updated story on this link from yesterday. Sad details today. Sad to see children so troubled to do this and the effect on all concerned, family, friends, and train crews.
by Larry G
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Haslett Incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: CN Haslett Incident

Lansing State Journal Story and photo:

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/sto ... 421715002/
by Larry G
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Haslett Incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

CN Haslett Incident

I understand WB M397 Is stopped in Haslett due to pedestrian suicide. WILX Ch 10 will have it later.
by Larry G
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 10/20/17 US 2 RR Bridge in Escanaba to be Removed
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

10/20/17 US 2 RR Bridge in Escanaba to be Removed

http://www.dailypress.net/news/local-ne ... -at-9-p-m/
Radio news is reporting it this morning. Link to news paper article attached.
Perhaps a local board reader will snap a few photos.
by Larry G
Sun May 22, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lansing's Old Town railroad spur to be reactivated
Replies: 229
Views: 89588

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

Thanks for the video link. I remember the switching moves down that line in the mid 1960's. Larry
by Larry G
Sun May 22, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Vandalism Strikes Lake State RR Detroit Free Press 5/22/16
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Vandalism Strikes Lake State RR Detroit Free Press 5/22/16

Short Article in Sunday's Detroit Free Press:Image
by Larry G
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Re: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015

Really wish they would move the dinner train over to the JAIL so they could actually go somewhere and tap into the Lansing market. Probably makes good business sense but would most likely be the demise of this shortline so hoping Dinner Train stays around here. On freight traffic: Someone mentioned...
by Larry G
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Re: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015

The Eaton County Farm Bureau hasn't shipped a carload in several years off this line. In effect the line has no customers at this point. Storage is it besides the Dinner Train and that dried up for two years until now. CN dropped more tank cars today. About 20 so far on the line.
by Larry G
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Re: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015

For the last two years CHS has pretty much been a once a month Dinner Train operation with an occasional extra run. However this has changed recently. On July 24 a track crew was busy regauging the connection at CN. Shortly after CN began dropping tank cars off for storage. Attached is an open albu...
by Larry G
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2360

Charlotte Southern August 11, 2015

For the last two years CHS has pretty much been a once a month Dinner Train operation with an occasional extra run. However this has changed recently. On July 24 a track crew was busy regauging the connection at CN. Shortly after CN began dropping tank cars off for storage. Attached is an open album...
by Larry G
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ludington Sand
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: Ludington Sand

It's too bad the tracks were removed for the neighbors in the area.

A Radio update on WUOM NPR Radio today. Listen and view the pictures!
http://michiganradio.org/post/company-c ... e-michigan
by Larry G
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Demolition 4 New Amtrak Station for Lansing
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Demolition 4 New Amtrak Station for Lansing

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/arti ... ak-station Link to photo and story here from Lansing State Journal.
by Larry G
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update

I have seen them fuel their locomotive at the alternate location you mention, so is it possible that they parked it there so that it could be fueled? Makes sense that the hospital might not want a big fuel tank truck sitting in their parking lot next to those huge oxygen tanks there. That's a possi...
by Larry G
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update

As of yesterday, July 18, the train set was plugged back in at its normal location. Never saw any track work etc that caused for the curious move to the main. Next scheduled trip comes in mid August.
by Larry G
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Derailment on the GLC at 127
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Derailment on the GLC at 127

Lansing State Journal http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140717/NEWS01/307170050/Train-derailment-causes-temporary-closure-U-S-127-Gratiot-County ASHLEY — A rail crossing on U.S. 127 in southern Gratiot County has been reopened after a train derailed this afternoon. Three train cars loaded...
by Larry G
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update

http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10888/thumb_image.jpg Click on Thumbnail to see larger picture from today. After the events of Saturday I happened to pass by today and found the train set returned to the previous location I referred to in the original post on this thread. Perhaps tra...
by Larry G
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update

Update from Saturday: happened to drive through Charlotte again today about 2:00. Train was backed into the normal loading area west of depot. Crew in RR pick up truck were working on locomotive. Van with catering markings was backed up to kitchen car. Assume the train went out Saturday night per sc...
by Larry G
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update
Replies: 9
Views: 929

7-11-14 Charlotte Southern Update

Just posting an unusual observation on the Dinner Train. For at least the last two days the dinner train has been setting on the main, shut down, non running, by the Fulton Lumber Yard between two city street crossings. This is very curious as it is always parked on the run around track, plugged int...