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by Eric Berger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 626
Views: 14649

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

At 14:00 EST...a short train led by a CSX engine headed up the Lincoln Secondary, at the Inkster Road crossing. Consisted of a CSX engine, one Railbox, and a short string of intermodal containers. Seeing him answered a question that I'd had --- if they were still using that line for through trains. ...
by Eric Berger
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.
Replies: 450
Views: 47580

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

Q131-29 has been seen crossing Eureka and Racho Roads in Taylor at 1515. Two YN3B widecabs were leading, I think 27 was one of them. I saw him too, only I was at Inkster Road when he passed by a few minutes later. Didn't think to look at the time, as I was quite busy at the time. But, I was doing m...
by Eric Berger
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 7033

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

Can't comment on the others, as I have no idea about any of them, but I agree with penn central; I definitely see the Flat Rock Sub going to I&O. On the other hand, would I&O actually want the costs of upkeep and maintenance on that line? Still, I can picture CN desiring to divest that line; once up...
by Eric Berger
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 48462

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: July, 2020

Good to see Q-131 and Q-132 running again. Past couple of months I haven't seen anything along the Lincoln Secondary, except for the local to the glass plant.
by Eric Berger
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Conrail Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 56103

Re: Conrail Train Location Updates 2020

A little late, but from the Lincoln Secondary:

Glass Man headed south, crossed Inkster Road about 1100 EDT on Thursday 16 April. Didn't see what he had, but did hear it passing by. Went back north about twenty minutes to half an hour later with one center beam and one covered hopper.
by Eric Berger
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Railroad Club Meeting - April 1, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3049

Re: Michigan Railroad Club Meeting - April 1, 2020

Thanks for the heads up. One of these days I'll make it there!
by Eric Berger
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Chessie System meets Norfolk Southern Pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 6367

Re: Chessie System meets Norfolk Southern Pictures?

Perhaps he's thinking of some pic or other from Romulus; there's a CSX/Norfolk Southern diamond there.

Back in the day, they were Chessie and N&W. Romulus is the only place I can think of in Michigan where the two cross(ed.)
by Eric Berger
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 8324

Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Shook Road, Romulus 22:22
by Eric Berger
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lincoln Secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 9233

Re: Lincoln Secondary

I do have one other question about that line. Does anyone know where the signals were located on that line before the Conrail split? I remember one at Reeck Road and another at Racho Road (Both for Pennford.) Then the actual signals at Pennford. Seems like there was one near Grix Road, as I kind of ...
by Eric Berger
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lincoln Secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 9233

Re: Lincoln Secondary

Years ago, I was talking with somebody who said that the through trains on the Secondary ceased around 1982 or so. Following are some of my own observations... In 1991, I learned to drive, and my instructor had me driving around Carleton, which meant going up and down Grafton Road. By 1991, the line...
by Eric Berger
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Snaggeg this gp38-2 a NS unit switching for NYS&W
Replies: 5
Views: 7327

Re: Snaggeg this gp38-2 a NS unit switching for NYS&W

Take a look at the car at 1:52 -- the second to last car on the train, to be exact. The placard says HOT 3257, and the side of the car says "HOT ASPHALT."

Since afleetcommand mentioned that Sute-Cote has an asphalt plant, I'd say that's where they were going.
by Eric Berger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates-June 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 81277

Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Does anyone know when the tunnel will be back online? I would like to see reroutes on the Holly sub tomorrow and Tuesday after work. I am working at BAE Systems now in Sterling Heights, have a buyer for our home here in Richland, and are probably moving to Linden as we are interested in a new build...
by Eric Berger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX employment
Replies: 18
Views: 9845

Re: CSX employment

I don't remember the details anymore but the GDLK system and the CSX system said it wasn't their car and automatically generated a WO and returned it back to the other. I'm tracing it for the customer watching the ping pong across town. Finally Doc got it to go to the GR Same baloney goes on in the...
by Eric Berger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Adrian & Clinton Branches
Replies: 4
Views: 7973

Re: Adrian & Clinton Branches

For the Clinton Branch, you might try contacting the Southern Michigan Railway Society; they likely have a lot of the information that you desire about that branch.

Their Website is smrs.org
by Eric Berger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Carleton observations
Replies: 2
Views: 4630

Re: Carleton observations

Went back on Wednesday 13 February. This time I noted that they seemed to be building new signal towers on the CSX, south of the diamond; to me, it looks like they're putting in those overhead signals there. Seems like they just replaced the signals on the CSX not too long ago. The new signals on th...
by Eric Berger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Carleton observations
Replies: 2
Views: 4630

Carleton observations

Yesterday, I went to Carleton. As I crossed the railroad in town, I noted something. Seems like CN is getting ready to replace the signals at the diamond finally; I saw new signals next to the old ones; the new ones were turned to the side. They must have just put those up, as I hadn't seen them whe...
by Eric Berger
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Question about the Lincoln Secondary
Replies: 3
Views: 5804

Question about the Lincoln Secondary

Yesterday (2 January 2019,) I saw the Glass Man headed south past Inkster Road at about 1415 EST. I noted quite a few covered hoppers. In addition, I also saw a few center beam lumber cars mixed in. A couple of weeks ago, I'd seen him pass by and I saw a center beam car that time too; I didn't post ...
by Eric Berger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Accident In Belleville
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Accident In Belleville

Was watching the news at 5:00 and this was the lead story:

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-n ... belleville
by Eric Berger
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails
Replies: 15
Views: 11425

Re: Steel Rails

You might try finding out when the next Cable Commission meeting is, and asking them. They might know of someone who'd know about it, or perhaps even know who the production crew was. That may be your only bet; I used to work in public access as a video tech student in high school (Volunteer -- but ...
by Eric Berger
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Crain's Article Michigan Central Station
Replies: 41
Views: 18311

Re: Crain's Article Michigan Central Station

Looks like yet another speculative rumor being fueled by the media -- which will end up going nowhere. Similar to the McLouth Steel property in Riverview. Honestly, I can't see anyone renovating it; it's in such bad shape, I think it would cost way more to renovate it than it would to tear it down a...