Conrail Updates 2018

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RR-23, CSX 4401 leaving the Rouge with 1 boxcar for AJM or Metro, 11 Hicubes for Ford Brownstown, 2 Covered Hoppers for Guardian.

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Trenton 3, NS 5815 went to BASF with over 20 Tanks. They returned with 5 Tanks and 4 Covered Hoppers.

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I think most if not all of the Metro Aluminum warehouses are closed or repurposed and don’t receive rail service.

It seems Guardian is getting less cars than usual.
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:1 boxcar for AJM or Metro, 2 Covered Hoppers for Guardian.
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Strong Scrap Yard on Strong Street just east of Mount Eliot on Conrail's Beltline Extension is on fire per Channel 7 (Detroit) news. It used to and maybe still does get rail service and has a leased Alco switcher. It is just north of the new spur to GM's Poletown Plant.

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RR-1 switching north end of the Rouge.

RR-2, NS 1628 switching St Marys Cement. 9 cars in.

Trenton 3, NS 5018 heading south from River Rouge Yard with a mix of 14 tanks and covered hoppers for BASF and 1 tank for Jones. Came out of BASF with 13 cars.

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Railgrinder working the Michigan line today. and tomorrow the DETROIT LINE and the north yard branch.

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Earlier this evening, at about 7:15, NY-21 brought a few dozen autoracks north from Mack Yard. They were heading for Sterling Yard. Told dispatcher they had a stop to make at Mound Yard on their way back south to North Yard later.

At Lynch Ave, the crossing signal for the Beltline Extension was activated along with the signal for NY-21 on the Terminal East, which was clearly a malfunction since NY-28 was well to the south, switching the industry located just north of Georgia St.
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blueheron13 wrote:switching the industry located just north of Georgia St.
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RR-23, NS 5219 leaving the Rouge with 17 Hicubes for Ford Brownstown and 1 Covered Hopper for Guardian

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RR-2, NS 5206 bringing back 3 tanks from the City of Detroit Wastewater treatment plant.

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:RR-23, NS 5219 leaving the Rouge with 17 Hicubes for Ford Brownstown and 1 Covered Hopper for Guardian
He left Brownstown with his one covered hopper at about 945 for Guardian; returned lite about 45 minutes later.
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NS 5018 heading across the Conrail Bridge with 15 Covered Hoppers for St Marys Cement. Reporting marks SMMX, CITX, CEFX.

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RR-2, NS 5017 switching St Marys. 6 in. 14 out.

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Trenton 3 coming out of BASF and continuing south to Jones with 8 cars.

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RR-2 switched the Detroit Sewer Plant around 11.30am.

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:RR-2 switched the Detroit Sewer Plant around 11.30am.
Does this job involve crossing Jefferson on that one spur where there are flashers, northeast of the bridge over the Rouge?
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Yes

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NY-60, NS 5056 brought 2 Tanks to Alpha on the Terminal West.

NY-28 shoving out of North Yard with autoracks for the Terminal East.

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NY-27, NS 5018 waiting to enter North Yard from Mound

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NY-6 sitting at Bonita with tanks from PVS. Waiting to enter North Yard.

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