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Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:04 pm

The Ann Arbor railroad was chartered in 1895, and operates from Toledo Ohio to Frankfurt Michigan. In 1980 the Ann Arbor railroad aquriered the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway (in my AARR seniaro, they do not go bankrupt in 1976 :) ). Currently they operate trains thought all of Michigan and into Toledo. Some of the current trains running on the system are the same as they have been for years, FT-1, TF-1, FT-2, and TF-2. They run locals and other trains from Toledo to Owosso to Toledo (OT-1, TO-1), Ann arbor to Toledo (AT-1, TA-1), and some others. They currently roster gp38-2's, GP35's, sw1500's, dash 8's, and SD70ACe's


3GS21B**- 1-8 (8 units)
F7A# -9 (1 unit)
F40PH- 10-13 (4 units)
P32-8BW- 14-15 (2 units)
GP60M- 90-95 (6 units)
GP60B- 96-98 ( 3 units)
SD70Ace*- 100-109 (10 units)
Dash 8- 200-219 (20 units)
GP35- 385-388 390-394 (9 units)
GP35-2W- 389 (1 unit)
GP38M-4- 2001 (1 unit)
SW1500**-9995-9999 (5 units)

(70 units)

*notes*
*all 10 are given names (The City of Ann Arbor, The City of Toledo, The City of Owosso, The City of Frankfort, The City of Saline, The City of Traverce City, The City of Saginaw, The City of Bay City, The City of Durand, and The City of Mackinaw)

**only on yard service

#only in Passenger service
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:09 pm

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Ann Arbor RR SD70ACe's are number 100-109.
Numbers 100, 102, 104, 106, and 108 received the "ANN ARBOR" paint scheme
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Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:13 pm

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Ann Arbor RR SD70ACe's 101, 103, 105, 107, and 109 received the "Ferry and the Fog/ Ann arbor railroad system" paint scheme

(I'm gonna work on painting the rest of the units tonight)
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:44 pm

Over the weekend the Ann Arbor had talks with National Rail Equipment about ordering genset locomotives for switching in Toledo, Ann Arbor/ Saline, Owosso, and Frankfurt. They would like to order 8 gensets.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:23 am

The Gp38-2's are in the 6900 series (6900-6919) and are all ex BN. they are painted into a modern "Ann Arbor Railroad System" scheme.


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The gp38-2's commonly assist the SD70Ace's on mainline freight trains and can also be found switching at Toledo, Owosso, and Frankfurt.
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Re: AA

Unread postby AARR » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:06 am

Ferry in the Fog is one of my favorite all-time logo's

I like the 38-2. Its a later version that does not get much attention. Q Fans and longer nose and anticlimber.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:46 am

AARR wrote:Ferry in the Fog is one of my favorite all-time logo's

I like the 38-2. Its a later version that does not get much attention. Q Fans and longer nose and anticlimber.

Ferry and the fog is awesome! Yeah, the Ann arbor got lucky with these gp38-2's :D

Oh yeah, all of the gp38-2's that were purchased used were reprinted at NS juneita shops
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Talks concluded early today with national rail equipment. The Ann Arbor will order 8 3GS21B genset's. The units will be delivered over the next 3 months (part of the deal was a quick delivery) and will be numbered 1-8
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:32 pm

the ann arbor SW1500
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all are ex UP and painted in a white "ANN ARBOR" paint scheme
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Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:23 pm

GP35 in "ANN ARBOR" paint
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:44 pm

here are the dash 8's all ex conrail 200-219*

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* 201 is a standard cab dash 8 and 211 is still in conrail blue
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:52 pm

the map, the connection to Ypsilanti has been restored
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Re: AA

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 pm

How about branches to Oakley, Middleton, Petoskey/Traverse City, and Clare?
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:20 pm

AARR wrote:How about branches to Oakley, Middleton, Petoskey/Traverse City, and Clare?

I was going to do research on other branches, do you know of anymore AARR? Thanks! :)
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:07 pm

The Ann Arbor RR is looking to become the operator of the Michigan line from MP 28 (CP Ypsi/ Ypsilanti) and MP 143 (Kalamazoo)
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Unread postby AARR » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:29 am

YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:The Ann Arbor RR is looking to become the operator of the Michigan line from MP 28 (CP Ypsi/ Ypsilanti) and MP 143 (Kalamazoo)

This segment was once for sale (around 1995) and I was hoping AA would make a bid but CR withdrew the line from bidding after receiving some interest.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:24 am

In order for the Ann Arbor to get the contract, NS or SEMCOG will have to terminate the current contract. The Ann Arbor RR will put out an offer to SEMCOG by the end of the week. All current interchanges would be kept, along with a restoration of the Connector in Ann Arbor
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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:41 am

You mat as well take the rest of the modern-day GLC :wink: Let me know before I make the official Michigan Paper Railroads Map
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:20 am

MQT3001 wrote:You mat as well take the rest of the modern-day GLC :wink: Let me know before I make the official Michigan Paper Railroads Map

I'll take it of no one else has it yet, I'd probably have tried to buy it later anyway :)
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Re: AA

Unread postby DT&I » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:21 am

How many more profitable Michigan linesare left?
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