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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:04 pm

The Marquette Management has okayed the re-laying of tracks between Evart & Clare. We will be using the old rail-trail. The State has signed off under the condition we allow the trail to stay with 10ft clearance. The Tracks will be rebuilt over the trail, and the trail moved to the south. We need to figure out a connection track in Clare so our trains can go EB to NB to Mackinac.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Ok. I forget to we interchange in clare? i know you have the passenger rights up the line.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:57 pm

YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:Ok. I forget to we interchange in clare? i know you have the passenger rights up the line.

The old PM was removed between Clare and Baldwin. In our scenario, the tracks were only pulled from Evart to Clare. In real life, the GLC still controls some of the old Saginaw-Ludington line. Our re-installation would give us Ownership to the Clare city line, then it's all yours. No plans for interchange, there is nothing we have that get sent up the way we can't put at Ann Pere.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:54 am

Running a plow extra up from Toledo today, 2 SD70ACes are pusing the plow north as we speak. Clear Willis Road
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:47 pm

AA 100 North has arrived in Owosso, is turning on the Wye then heading to Ann Arbor where they will hand the train over to our GP35s. Train is now AA 100 South
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:05 pm

There will be Tri-Weekly Auto trains to go up to Mackinaw City from Toledo.

The North Bound Train will run in the Morning and the Southbound train will run in the Evening.

YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:Trains between Toledo and Mackinaw
AA11 (auto train) load in Toledo between 7-8:30 am, depart at 9 am. Arrive Mackinaw at 2:30 pm.
AA12 (auto train) load in Mackinaw between 4:30-6:00 pm, depart Mackinaw at 6:30 pm. Arrive Toledo at 11 pm.


AA11 will have full service Breakfast and Lunch and have a cafe car. Train AA12 will have a cafe car and Full Dinner Service.

Consist and new coach rosters will be coming soon, The current plan calls for 3 classes of seating, Coach, Business, and 1st class. Coach will be normal coach seats with access to cafe car and the ability to make dinning reservations on the train. Business Class will be larger more comfortable seats in Dome cars along with 2 complementary sodas and snacks. 1st Class will be a private room for up to 6 passengers and will include 2 full meals for up to 4 people (if more then 4 people more meals can be ordered at a discount). The Auto trains will be ran by amtrak, and funded by the AA and the State of Michigan. Amtrak will be sending over 4 P32-8s to be assigned to the run, and AA freight engines can lead the train if they need more power/ an engine needs servicing.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:14 pm

Consist info for summer Auto trains (normal consist):

AMTK Dash 8
AMTK Dash 8
Crew car
Crew car
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach/ Dome
Cafe/ Dome
Bar/ Grill
Lounge
Dining Car
Business class
Business class
Business class
Business class/ cafe/ Dome
Bar/ Grill
Lounge
Dining car
1st class
1st class
1st class
Lounge/ Dome
Crew car
Auto Carriers
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ect.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:33 pm

TF-2 has detailed at mp 35, about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor. Trains FT-1 and the local between AA an Toledo will e detouring over HCE this evening. We will combine the local and FT-1 at ferry yard, swap out all of the power for 3 4 axle units. Leader will be gp35 390 (DTI themed heritage), then a gp38-2, and a sw1500. Train will be Ann Arbor at 7:00pm. Departing for saline at 7:20pm after combing trains. Once at saline a pilot crew will board the train then they will head to Manchester then south to Toledo. Derailment should be all picked up by midnight or 1 am ish.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:28 pm

AA is running a business train from Toledo to Ann Arbor, then to Detroit for the grand opening of the Motown Rail Detroit line and Plymouth loop. the lines started operating this morning, but the official "ribion cutting is at 5 pm this afternoon.

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Train has been prepared and is departing Toledo
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Re: AA

Unread postby heartlandguy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:45 pm

Would you like to interchange with the Detroit Southern at Diann? The yard tracks and connection are still in place...
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:54 pm

naw, Thanks though. we are also surveying the Motown rail routes. They run up to AA on our line, and then over the MI line to DET. AA is still the "big brother" of MTR :)
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:25 pm

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Just rolled out of the paint shop, our 3rd caboose. This is the "Pure Michigan" Theme based off of the GP60Bs that were painted up in Pure Michigan last summer
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Re: AA

Unread postby cfriedri » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:35 pm

Nice caboose! I'm going to have to get in on the Paper Railroads Forum myself here soon after seeing what the AA keeps coming out with! :lol:
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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:19 pm

cfriedri wrote:Nice caboose! I'm going to have to get in on the Paper Railroads Forum myself here soon after seeing what the AA keeps coming out with! :lol:

If you are interested, you can take over the MQT's Detroit Ops. This includes Rougemere.
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Re: AA

Unread postby DT&I » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:26 am

MQT3001 wrote:
cfriedri wrote:Nice caboose! I'm going to have to get in on the Paper Railroads Forum myself here soon after seeing what the AA keeps coming out with! :lol:

If you are interested, you can take over the MQT's Detroit Ops. This includes Rougemere.

Maybe we should draw up an updated map...
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Re: AA

Unread postby cfriedri » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:41 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
cfriedri wrote:Nice caboose! I'm going to have to get in on the Paper Railroads Forum myself here soon after seeing what the AA keeps coming out with! :lol:

If you are interested, you can take over the MQT's Detroit Ops. This includes Rougemere.


Thanks for the offer but I think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do. Hopefully I'll get it up and running here soon. :wink:
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon May 13, 2013 6:30 pm

Been a long time, but I'm still here.. Schools almost done, so ill have a little time to paper RR this summer. Lets see what to be done.. Does anyone even still interchange with me lol? I can't remember and it has been a long time since I've been in paper RR world. Can someone catch me up? :)
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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon May 13, 2013 7:04 pm

YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:Been a long time, but I'm still here.. Schools almost done, so ill have a little time to paper RR this summer. Lets see what to be done.. Does anyone even still interchange with me lol? I can't remember and it has been a long time since I've been in paper RR world. Can someone catch me up? :)

On the MQT side, still interchange at Ann Pere. We still have passenger rights on the Mackinac sub from Gaylord to Mackinac. We are still studying re-laying track from Evart to Clare for a new connection for passenger purposes.
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Re: AA

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon May 13, 2013 7:38 pm

Roger that MQT. You reminded me, my summer auto trains will start on Monday June 10th, they will run north from AA Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and run south Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Prices and timetable to come soon, train operated by AA using Amtrak p32's and coaches jointly purchased by the state if Michigan and AA (painted phase 3).
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Re: AA

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 pm

How much would it cost to put in a connection track in the NW quadrant of the AnnPere Diamonds? Currently there is only one in the SW...
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