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by Farmboybello
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Delay in Block Productions released a new video yesterday highlighting the recent developments that have been made at WMI.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHebsI50M28&lc=
by Farmboybello
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae222/jimthiaspics/Lawrence/whoissheldon-0106.jpg Anyone know who Sheldon is? This is just east of the 50th St. crossing, directly north of Baker Lake. *BUMP* I was in the area today and went looking for the "Sheldon's Ditch" sign. It was nowhere to be found (I us...
by Farmboybello
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson
Replies: 95
Views: 75271

Re: Freight trains to be rolling between Ypsi and Jackson

Hello all, I'm new to the area and trying to understand the operations between Amtrak, and Norfolk Southern. Do I understand correctly that the state owns the line? Does NS provide freight service on the line the whole way, or just between Jackson and the Detroit area? Thanks! Amtrak owns the line ...
by Farmboybello
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: KLS&C Video on Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

KLS&C Video on Youtube

"Michiana Mainlines" posted a 20 minute video on Youtube showing the KLS&C dinner train from Paw Paw to Lawrence in 1990. There is some wrong information in the video but most of it is correct and it is very informative. I believe this is the only publicly available footage of a train in Paw Paw and...
by Farmboybello
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX To Donate Equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 7436

Re: CSX To Donate Equipment

Well it's too bad some rail groups in Michigan didn't get a chance to keep them. Last I heard all the snowplows on the west end of Elkhart yard are going to be scrapped by NS as they are going to rework that end of the yard for percision railroading. The group in Port Huron came to mind as they lik...
by Farmboybello
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Paw Paw has been marketing very aggressively for businesses to locate there. They would probably be supportive of any effort to restore rail service. This is just an opinion but I don’t see why the Village and Township of Paw Paw wouldn’t want to try to financially help WMI return rail service to P...
by Farmboybello
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Potential for Rail Trails to Become Railroads Again
Replies: 6
Views: 4856

Re: Potential for Rail Trails to Become Railroads Again

Who were the last customers along the Hartford to South Haven line before it was abandoned?
by Farmboybello
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

IIRC the Coke plant in Paw Paw would be the signature customer and I don't think they would get enough cars to justify investing in rebuilding the rail but maybe I'm wrong :? . Even if they were able to justify it, where are they going to rebuild the line near Lake Cora? They would rebuild it right...
by Farmboybello
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

NS3322 wrote:
Where was the reefer headed that day?
IIRC the reefers were delivered to Ralph Moyle Industries just past Teapot Dome. They were the last customer past Hanson Logistics in Hartford.
by Farmboybello
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

The DNR applauds these efforts, and negotiations with WMRR have included discussions that the reactivated corridor will allow for both rail and trail activities where possible. Except, between Mileposts 25.1 and 26.5. Here, the previous owners of the WMRR sold the corridor, but that sale was made, ...
by Farmboybello
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming
Replies: 360
Views: 170848

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

The DNR applauds these efforts, and negotiations with WMRR have included discussions that the reactivated corridor will allow for both rail and trail activities where possible. Except, between Mileposts 25.1 and 26.5. Here, the previous owners of the WMRR sold the corridor, but that sale was made, ...
by Farmboybello
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Southern Operations
Replies: 41
Views: 18253

Re: Sturgis to Coldwater Line

I was wondering about WPP too but is the loading dock track still there? It appears to still be in place and have multiple cars on it according to Google Maps and Street View. https://www.google.com/maps/place/White+Pigeon+Paper+Co/@41.7892803,-85.6484665,175m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x22b3b8ab...
by Farmboybello
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland to GR Commuter Train Study
Replies: 38
Views: 11921

Re: Holland to GR Commuter Train Study

Moving the Pere Marquette to a Kalamazoo routing is a no-brainer. Once West Olive is done the line from Porter to Holland is toast. You should also take into account that coal is not the only thing that runs on this line. This line is the only connection for the Michigan Shore and the West Michigan...
by Farmboybello
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland to GR Commuter Train Study
Replies: 38
Views: 11921

Re: Holland to GR Commuter Train Study

Run a train to Kazoo to meet up with the high speed trains...to Chitown and Detroit. I agree that a commuter train from GR to Kalamazoo would be a great idea but I don't see a feasible way for them to implement this anytime in the future. Surely the Grand Elk is not fit for passenger service withou...
by Farmboybello
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1412
Views: 413006

Re: GDLK Operations

NS3322 wrote:
PatAzo wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Is the old Conrail caboose safe?
The caboose escaped the scrappers torch. Grand Elk has kindly donated it to the Mid-Michigan Railroad Club.
Is that the group at Turkeyville in Marshall?
Yes it is. This is their website: http://www.midmichrr.com/.
by Farmboybello
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Question on Ops in and around Plymouth, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 4801

Re: Question on Ops in and around Plymouth, MI

I found a website that listed all of these from 2013 which is the latest year I could find. I probably should have put that in my original post. :P
by Farmboybello
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Question on Ops in and around Plymouth, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 4801

Re: Question on Ops in and around Plymouth, MI

I hope I am not too late sending you this information since I only recently saw your post but here is a list of the trains that should pass through Plymouth. CSX Locals: D716 - Plymouth to Carleton (Monday - Friday) D717 - Plymouth to Detroit (Tuesday - Saturday) D738 - Plymouth to Livonia (Monday -...
by Farmboybello
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flat Rock Sub Trains South of Flat Rock Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 4376

Re: CN Flat Rock Sub Trains South of Flat Rock Yard

Currently E246 leaves Flat Rock in the morning to run south to Toledo and returns north as E247 in the afternoon. E280 runs from Illinois to Flat Rock on an as needed basis. M384/385 runs from Flat Rock to Toronto daily with NS power south of Flat Rock. Q116 runs from Chicago to Flat Rock daily. Al...
by Farmboybello
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flat Rock Sub Trains South of Flat Rock Yard
Replies: 8
Views: 4376

Re: CN Flat Rock Sub Trains South of Flat Rock Yard

Currently E246 leaves Flat Rock in the morning to run south to Toledo and returns north as E247 in the afternoon. E280 runs from Illinois to Flat Rock on an as needed basis. M384/385 runs from Flat Rock to Toronto daily with NS power south of Flat Rock. Q116 runs from Chicago to Flat Rock daily. Als...
by Farmboybello
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: WMI Reconstruction?
Replies: 6
Views: 3697

Re: WMI Reconstruction?

According to multiple documents from the Surface Transportation Board the DNR keeps getting 6 month renewals to try to make the abandoned portion of this line into a rail trail. The documents also show that there is about a half mile (the area right in front of the houses on Lake Cora) of the ROW th...