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by MiRailProductions
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wigwags in Michigan
Replies: 45
Views: 28294

Re: Wigwags in Michigan

There was a wigwag on the AA in Azalia, still operating in 1980. Timestamp is 28:56.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI0xuVP ... rxw03c010c
by MiRailProductions
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 39187

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

D706-14 @ 4:56pm reported from the west end of Elmdale mp CH131.7 & from the talk heard on the scanner (reset applied 751) at 5:21pm sounds like they're doing some work at Elmdale. By the way, ~Z~ had informed me Snow Road is around mp CH135 & CH134. :) I am still learning all the yard names and ev...
by MiRailProductions
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 343
Views: 19492

Re: CN Updates September 2020

What looks like a Q116 just turned onto the Holly Sub at Durand. CN 100 Unit and EMDX Demonstrator leading. 1246.
by MiRailProductions
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: AA Info
Replies: 2
Views: 2946

Re: AA Info

Can some one tell me what time the crew is on duty in Toledo who takes the train north to Osmer and what's the speed limit between Milan & Osmer. Thanks The crew is usually on duty in the very early morning iirc. The speed limit in Milan is 10mph, between Milan and Ann Arbor it's 25 but in Ann Arbo...
by MiRailProductions
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: If the Rails Were Still There
Replies: 31
Views: 7148

Re: If the Rails Were Still There

GLC/MIGN has had pulpwood log loading sites over the years including Cadillac, Manton, South Boardman, Kalkaska, and perhaps other locations I'm not aware of. South of Cadillac they loaded logs at Ashton and other locations. I did think about utilizing the spur just south of Manton where logs were ...
by MiRailProductions
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: If the Rails Were Still There
Replies: 31
Views: 7148

Re: If the Rails Were Still There

In addition to outbound cement the plant also receives 30ish cars a week of fly ash. At this time there are no other customers between Williamsburg and the cement plant. I'm working on a scenario where they transload up to 8 cars per week of pulpwood logs for mills down south. I didn't think about ...
by MiRailProductions
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: If the Rails Were Still There
Replies: 31
Views: 7148

Re: If the Rails Were Still There

I will begin with my favorite - the old GR&I between Grand Rapids and Cadillac. The Yoplait in Reed City sits basically on the diamond of the GR&I and C&O. Since they are food manufacturing, and a good sized one at that, I wonder if the rails were still there from either railroad if they would rece...
by MiRailProductions
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 16940

Re: Great Lakes Central updates July 2020

Sorry if this isn't what the thread is for. My 4-year-old son is obsessed with trains. We live in Mount Pleasant so we often go to the tracks there and watch for the train. We've been able to catch it twice at the Jordan road crossing. We'd love to catch it at Island Park sometime but we haven't be...
by MiRailProductions
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates July 2020
Replies: 388
Views: 33121

Re: CN Updates July 2020

A492 through Durand 14:17. ATCS shows them lined into Flint Yard, could be doing work there.
by MiRailProductions
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 54703

Re: NS Updates - 2020

CP 140, with CMQ 9020 and 9022, clear at Milan 1032
by MiRailProductions
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22583

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:Track upgrades beginning.

https://content.govdelivery.com/account ... ns/290482a
Do you think we'll be seeing CTSN run at night, much like ONTN did while track upgrades happened between Owosso-Ithaca?
by MiRailProductions
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22583

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

GTW6401 wrote:GLC 390 at Durand Yard. They are going south with 109 cars.
Most of those were Potash empties from HESR. The AA picked them up at Osmer this morning.
by MiRailProductions
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 12186

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

Ann Arbor Railroad working Osmer 0755. Building train to head south. 4049 leading 4125.
by MiRailProductions
Tue May 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 54703

Re: NS Updates - 2020

121 cleared Milan at 1515. Lots of Autoparts Boxcars.
by MiRailProductions
Tue May 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 21148

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

GLC OSTN south at Durand 1330. 392 leading. Looks like traffic for both AnnPere and Osmer.
by MiRailProductions
Wed May 13, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 21148

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

OSTN switching Osmer at 20:30. Should be headed north shortly, if they aren't already.
by MiRailProductions
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Updates - 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 54703

Re: NS Updates - 2020

121 clear Willow Rd. at 2:29. Apparently meeting a 52X in Milan, I have no idea what kind of train that is.
by MiRailProductions
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne
Replies: 9
Views: 4458

Re: NS Jackson Turn from Wayne

At MichiganRailroads.com this question was asked about the NS Michigan Line Wayne-Jackson Turn. I know this subject has been posted here before but darned if I can find it. Can someone respond to Ren's question? Posted by Ren Farley on 4/27/2020, 8:21 pm This morning I was walking my dog at 7:10 an...
by MiRailProductions
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 35477

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

OSTN South at Durand, 16:10. 392 leading 329