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by Doktor No
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: D&M Customers Around Alpena
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: D&M Customers Around Alpena

Fletcher Paper always had a car or three on every 337 out of Flint when I was on it. Abitibi got vegetable oil in tank cars for particle board production and shipped loads out. Of course there were more then a few cars of cement for Boichot in Lansing we set out at Ensle along with the Grand Blanc J...
by Doktor No
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: How not to be a rail fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: How not to be a rail fan!

And I concur with RRGuy 100%. We never REALLY had a problem except when the CP Rail Canadian Military train was in town. The foamites were everywhere and Wyoming PD hustled them out of the yard.
by Doktor No
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: How not to be a rail fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: How not to be a rail fan!

Karen was the first name of the 'lady' that called the police on the black guy in New York Central Park for not having his dog properly restrained. Or maybe he called her out for not properly restraining her dog so SHE called the police saying something to the effect of "a black man is harassing me ...
by Doktor No
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 576
Views: 14007

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Now there is some classy intelligent dispatching...have a one car train hold the main while a 40 some car train crawl thru the siding. And that doesn't even touch on the dimwit rule that if the upbound train (q326) had a rear DPU then the downbound train (Q327) MUST ALSO have a DPU on the rear. Yeah...
by Doktor No
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 576
Views: 14007

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Unreleased handbrakes will be the cause of more then a few derailments and for no good reason other then some fools ruling by the FRA. Makes no sense at all.
by Doktor No
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Where/what is this railroad(East Terminal?)? Actual real question.
Replies: 49
Views: 3685

Re: Where/what is this railroad(East Terminal?)? Actual real question.

If not interesting...at least fascinating.
Live long and prosper.
by Doktor No
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 25771

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

CSX has the King Milling wheat again.
Steel could go to other spots...but prolly Arlington.
Tie cars come from all over the CSX system.
by Doktor No
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates December 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5474

Re: Shortline Updates December 2020

Z did you put up a train order semaphore in the backyard yet?
And you are located at the old Karl Block Limit Station at 84th yes?
by Doktor No
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 35
Views: 5032

Re: GLC GP38 incident

Unsafe emloyees..those, for the most part, don't hold up under scrutiny of the LRB. "Claim denied." But the union has to TRY or they get into a lawsuit from the employee over 'representation problems.' That's why some miscreants come before "The Mast" or 'on the carpet' as they say, time and time ag...
by Doktor No
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 35
Views: 5032

Re: GLC GP38 incident

Or have a union behind you with a griever that knows what they are doing and take it to the National Labor Relations Board. I have watched things get overturned and awarded over a years back pay (and more) way too many times for stupid terminations that happened because a TM had a vendetta or had to...
by Doktor No
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

The ex SOO Line is not for sale across the UP. The ex DSS&A is for sale. Algoma Steel is a major shipper out of Soo, Ontario with product in and out. Should Algoma Steel go buns up that leaves Abitibi (or whomever it is now) as a Soo, Ontario customer. Pulp logs in and wood products out. Other then ...
by Doktor No
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

https://www.nmu.edu/upperpeninsulastudi ... a_2015.pdf
Lots of info in Algoma District iron ore mining. GOOGLE works wonders...in seconds.
by Doktor No
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

There was a MINE at the end of the branch. The steel mill in The Soo is on the waterfront, no need to transload then ship ore that far south.
Other thing is..TACONITE is what they use now, not ore. Taconite from the Minnesota Arrowhead AFAIK.
by Doktor No
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN (GTW) Santa Train?
Replies: 22
Views: 5512

Re: CN (GTW) Santa Train?

Will it have the EJ&E unit not on it? 8-)
by Doktor No
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 25771

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Still the same signals out there C&O Dispatcher Doug.
by Doktor No
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56773

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

And they would be out of service. The computer/Sat knows and tells ALL in microseconds. Let the Trip Optimizer take the wheel, sit back and toot the horn.
by Doktor No
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56773

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Ogihara Plastics is indeed doing track work to hasten the locals switching work. They have improved car handling of late...you don't have to put cars right back where they came from, they have become much more flexable along those lines. Perhaps a three legged crew setup for the Detroit GRP run will...
by Doktor No
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56773

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Hey Lansing Railfan...I worked there (CSX) for 35 years and did the interchange MANY TIMES. We would meet their crew and do the swap. AIIRC the switches may have had DUAL LOCKS on them.
So been there done that. And you?
by Doktor No
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56773

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Instead of totally EFFING UP Howell for hours why doesn't GLC just pull south of the interchange at AnnPere and have CSX power go thru the interchange and hook on and GO WEST! We did it more then a few times when I was on the East Local out of Ensle in 1992...but wait...we DID THINGS in 1992 instead...
by Doktor No
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Where is Hiawatha?
Replies: 23
Views: 8423

Re: Where is Hiawatha?

Those old DNR MUCC county maps were GREAT! I remember getting my hands on them at our friends cabin up near Kalkaska...Look at all the railroad tracks up here! And that was in the mid 60's. All gone now though. We just two track on them now.