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Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:54 pm

The Downriver and Essex County Railroad, or DR&EC, is a railroad serving various areas throughout Michigan and Canada. Formed in 1992, the DR&EC flourished for more than ten years, before taking a hard hit from the economic slump a few years back. They are on a relatively tight budget, and have laid off a few workers and have sold a couple of engines in the past few years.
The DR&EC serves the Southeast and Mid-Michigan areas, along with Essex County in Canada, hence the name. They have a decent amount of track of their own, but rely on trackage rights on various Class I railroads as well. The DR&EC is a Class II railroad, and at one point, was on the verge of being demoted to a Class III, but has since redeemed itself.

The main trains consist of Auto Racks, Grain locals, manifests, and few coal locals. The coal locals are mainly taking loaded cars from a BNSF drop off point to the Trenton DTE Power Plant and taking the empties back to the drop off point, while the rest are short locals. The Auto Rack trains consist of taking auto racks from the Flat Rock Mustang and Mazda plant (loaded with Mustangs and Mazdas) to various yards for exportation across the country on other railroads. The same goes for the Grain locals. The DR&EC takes loaded grain hoppers from local plants and delivers them to various yards to be exported.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:55 pm

Here's an uncompleted list of the trains, their frequency, what they haul, and where they go.

B Series: Auto Rack Trains

B121 Mon-Thu Flat Rock-Toledo; Loaded
B122 Mon-Thu Toledo-Flat Rock; Empty
B123 Wed, Fri Flat Rock-Jackson; Loaded
B124 Wed, Fri Jackson-Flat Rock; Empty
B127 Saturday Flat Rock-Amherstburg, CA; Loaded
B128 Sunday Amherstburg, CA-Flat Rock; Empty
B129 Friday Detroit-Port Huron; Loaded
B130 Saturday Port Huron-Detroit; Empty

E Series: Coal Trains

E187 As Needed Toledo-Trenton Detroit Edison Plant; Loaded
E188 As Needed Trenton Detroit Edison Plant- Toledo; Empty

H Series: Grain

H237 Wed-Sun Dainty Rice Plant, Windsor-Detroit; Loaded
H238 Wed-Sun Detroit-Dainty Rice Plant, Windsor; Empty
H239 Tue-Thu Detroit-Toledo; Loaded
H240 Tue-Thu Toledo-Detroit; Empty

J Series: Manifest

J254 Monday Detroit-Lansing



X Series: Special/Extra Trains

X300 As Needed Toledo-Detroit; Loaded Windmill Train
X301 As Needed Detroit-Windsor; Loaded Windmill Train
X302 As Needed Detroit-Toledo; Empty Windmill Train
X303 As Needed Windsor-Detroit; Empty Windmill Train

This is all for now. I hope to have it completed tomorrow. A locomotive roster will come whenever this list is finished.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:02 pm

And finally, here's the completed (for now) list of trains. I hope to have the engine roster up tonight or tomorrow.

B Series: Auto Rack Trains

B121 Mon-Thu Flat Rock-Toledo; Loaded
B122 Mon-Thu Toledo-Flat Rock; Empty
B123 Wed, Fri Flat Rock-Jackson; Loaded
B124 Wed, Fri Jackson-Flat Rock; Empty
B127 Saturday Flat Rock-Amherstburg, CA; Loaded
B128 Sunday Amherstburg, CA-Flat Rock; Empty
B129 Friday Detroit-Port Huron; Loaded
B130 Saturday Port Huron-Detroit; Empty
B131 Tuesday Flat Rock-Detroit; Loaded
B132 Tuesday Detroit-Flat Rock; Empty
B133 Fri-Mon Ford River Rouge Plant-Toledo; Loaded
B134 Fri-Mon Toledo-Ford River Rouge Plant; Empty

D Series: Auto Parts

D158 Tue-Thu Toledo-Ford River Rouge Plant; Loaded
D159 Tue-Thu Ford River Rouge Plant-Toledo; Empty

E Series: Coal Trains

E187 As Needed Toledo-Trenton Detroit Edison Plant; Loaded
E188 As Needed Trenton Detroit Edison Plant- Toledo; Empty
E189 Tuesday Toledo-Detroit; Loaded
E190 Tuesday Detroit-Windsor; Loaded

F Series: Tank (chemical) Trains

F209 Sun, Tue, Thu BASF Corp.-Toledo; Loaded
F210 Sun, Tue, Thu Toledo-BASF Corp.; Empty
F211 Sunday BASF Corp.-Windsor; Loaded
F212 Monday Windsor-BASF Corp.; Empty
F213 Thursday BASF Corp.-Port Huron; Loaded
F214 Thursday Port Huron-BASF Corp.; Empty
F215 Saturday BASF Corp.-Lansing; Loaded
F216 Saturday Lansing-BASF Corp.; Empty

H Series: Grain

H225 Mon, Thu Essex-Detroit; Loaded
H226 Wed, Sat Detroit-Essex; Empty
H227 Wed-Sun Dainty Rice Plant, Windsor-Detroit; Loaded
H228 Wed-Sun Detroit-Dainty Rice Plant, Windsor; Empty
H229 Tue-Thu Detroit-Toledo; Loaded
H230 Tue-Thu Toledo-Detroit; Empty
H231 Monday Toledo-Port Huron; Loaded
H232 Tuesday Port Huron-Toledo; Empty
H233 Wed Detroit-Jackson; Loaded
H234 Thursday Jackson-Lansing; Loaded
H235 Saturday Lansing-Jackson; Empty
H236 Sunday Jackson-Detroit; Empty
H237 Friday Dansville-Detroit; Loaded
H238 Friday Detroit-Dansville; Empty

J Series: Manifest

J254 Tue Detroit-Essex
J253 Thu Windsor-Detroit
J254 Monday Detroit-Lansing
J255 Sunday Detroit-Windsor
J256 Saturday Windsor-Amherstburg
J257 Monday Toledo-Detroit
J258 Saturday Detroit-Toledo
J259 Wed Detroit-Jackson
J260 Friday Amherstburg-Detroit

M Series: Yard Jobs

M264 Daily Jackson Yard
M265 Daily Jackson Yard
M266 Daily Ford River Rouge Plant
M267 Daily Ford River Rouge Plant
M268 Daily Detroit Yard
M269 Daily Detroit Yard
M270 Daily Detroit Yard
M271 Daily Detroit Yard
M272 Daily Flat Rock Yard
M273 Daily Flat Rock Yard
M274 Daily Brownstown Yard
M275 Thu-Sat Dansville Yard
M276 Daily Monroe Yard
M277 As Needed Trenton Detroit Edison Plant (whenever a coal comes through)
M278 Wed-Sun Dainty Rice Plant
M279 Daily Windsor Yard
M280 Daily Windsor Yard
M281 Daily Amherstburg Yard
M282 Daily Port Huron Yard
M283 Daily Great Lakes Steel
M284 Daily Peerless Steel Co., Windsor
M285 Sun, Mon, Thu, Sat BASF Corp.
M286 Sun, Mon, Thu, Sat BASF Corp.
M287 Daily Livonia Commuter Yard
M288 Daily Livonia Commuter Yard

P Series: Steel

P339 Sun-Fri Great Lakes Steel-Toledo; Loaded
P340 Mon-Sat Toledo-Great Lakes Steel; Empty
P341 Thursday Peerless Steel Co., Windsor-Detroit; Loaded
P342 Thursday Detroit-Toledo; Loaded
P343 Friday Toledo-Detroit; Empty
P344 Friday Detroit-Peerless Steel Co., Windsor; Empty
P345 Sun, Wed Detroit-Essex; Loaded
P346 Tue, Sat, Essex-Detroit; Empty

T Series:  Commuter (# in parenthesis is frequency per day)

T430 (3) Brownstown-Taylor-Allen Park-Detroit
T431 (3) Detroit-Allen Park-Taylor-Brownstown
T432 (4) Dearborn-Detroit
T433 (4) Detroit-Dearborn
T434 (4) Toledo-Newport-Rockwood-Detroit
T435 (4) Detroit-Rockwood-Newport-Toledo
T436 (3) Trenton-Wyandotte-River Rouge-Detroit
T437 (3) Detroit-River Rouge-Wyandotte-Trenton
T438 (3) Port Huron-Richmond-Mt. Clemens-Fraser-Detroit
T439 (3) Detroit-Fraser-Mt. Clemens-Richmond-Port Huron 
T440 (4) Lansing-Fowlerville-Howell-Brighton-South Lyon-Livonia-Detroit
T441 (4) Detroit-Livonia-South Lyon-Brighton-Howell-Fowlerville-Lansing
T442 (4) Jackson-Grass Lake-Chelsea-Dexter-Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Wayne-Inkster-Detroit
T443 (4) Detroit-Inkster-Wayne-Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor-Dexter-Chelsea-Grass Lake-Jackson
T444 (4) Detroit-Windsor
T445 (4) Windsor-Detroit
T446 (3) Windsor-Maidstone-Essex
T447 (3) Essex-Maidstone-Windsor
T448 (2) Lansing-Mason-Leslie-Jackson
T449 (2) Jackson-Leslie-Mason-Lansing
T450 (2) Amherstburg-Sandwich-Windsor
T451 (2) Windsor-Sandwich-Amherstburg

X Series: Special/Extra Trains

X500 As Needed Toledo-Detroit; Loaded Windmill Train
X501 As Needed Detroit-Windsor; Loaded Windmill Train
X502 As Needed Detroit-Toledo; Empty Windmill Train
X503 As Needed Windsor-Detroit; Empty Windmill Train

102 trains total, including yard jobs and special/extra trains.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby AARR » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 pm

That is a busy Class 2 railroad!
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Yeah it is :D There's no way it makes more than $250 Million a year, so it's not going to be a Class I :mrgreen:
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:28 pm

AARR wrote:That is a busy Class 2 railroad!

Then go look at mine...it's gotta be close to Class I
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:22 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
AARR wrote:That is a busy Class 2 railroad!

Then go look at mine...it's gotta be close to Class I


With 100 and something trains, yours is probably already a Class I :P
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:03 am

Michigan Railfan wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
AARR wrote:That is a busy Class 2 railroad!

Then go look at mine...it's gotta be close to Class I


With 100 and something trains, yours is probably already a Class I :P

Most are daily. But with all the passenger specials running around along the lakes this summer....its gonna be busy. Look for more announcements in my thread.,...we've got big plans for our exsisting trackage
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:50 pm

And now here's a completed locomotive roster. The number in parenthesis is the amount of those engines we own, and the other set of numbers are locomotive numbers.

(15) SW1500; 100-112, 265-266
(21) GP38-2; 113-133
(23) GP40-2; 134-146, 183-192
(4) SD40-3W; 199-202
(24) SD40-2; 147-156, 179-182, 203-212
(10) 8-40C; 157-162, 233-236
(17) GP35; 163-173, 193-198, 226-232
(5) Genset; 174-178
(6) GP30; 213-218
(5) U23B; 219-223
(2) RS3; 224-225
(10) C30-7; 237-246
(3) Yard Slug; 267-269
(13) P40; 247-259
(5) F40PH; 260-264
(23) GP40PH-2B; 270-292
(12) U34CH; 293-304
(6) 2006 Ford F-350 Hi-Railer


198 engines total.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:37 pm

H240 is passing through Monroe with SD40-2 151 and GP35 164 with 68 empty grain cars. D159 is sitting on a siding waiting for H240 to pass. D159's power is GP40-2 137 and GP38-2 132 with 39 empty 60' box cars.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:41 pm

H237 is currently entering the Detroit-Windsor Rail Tunnel with GP38-2 120 and SW1500 107 hauling 39 loaded grain cars bound for the Dainty Rice Plant in Windsor.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:51 pm

E187 is rolling through Newport bound for the Trenton DTE Energy Plant. SD40-2 148 is leading with 8-40C 162 trailing, along with 77 loaded coal cars. SW1500 101 will have some work to do :mrgreen:
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:59 pm

Here is an update track map for the DR&EC. Dashed lines are rights and solid lines are tracks we own. We've acquired the Detroit-Port Huron line, the Detroit-Jackson line, and the Jackson-Lansing line.

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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:01 pm

dosn't really matter, but you may as well cancel your trackage rights on the MQT becuase it would be redundant and I take all freight rights....you were using it to reach Lansing.... :wink:
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:04 pm

MQT3001 wrote:dosn't really matter, but you may as well cancel your trackage rights on the MQT becuase it would be redundant and I take all freight rights....you were using it to reach Lansing.... :wink:


If you mean the line from Lansing to Detroit, I have rights for quicker access to Canada from Lansing and Dansville (the little part we own coming off the Jackson-Lansing line).
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:45 pm

SW1500 110 has rolled a rail at the Flat Rock yard. All axles are on the ground. MOW crews are already on the scene and should have the mess cleaned up within the next half hour.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:37 pm

E188 is just now leaving the Trenton DTE plant. Power is still SD40-2 148 and 8-40C 162 with 77 empty coal cars bound for Toledo.

On another note, the rail at the Flat Rock yard was replaced and unit 110 was re-railed by 4:30 this afternoon. Yard operations are back to normal.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:11 pm

B121 is headed through Monroe, with SD40-2 155 and GP38-2 130 pulling 52 loaded auto racks. Got a late start today due to the rolled rail in the Flat Rock Yard.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:44 pm

P291 is entering the Detroit-Windsor Rail Tunnel headed for Detroit from the Peerless Steel plant in Windosr. GP40-2 144 and GP35 170 are leading 42 loaded steel coil cars. They will be dropped off in Detroit and hauled to Toledo.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:51 pm

Get your cameras ready! X300 (loaded windmill train) is leaving Toledo with Canadian Pacific AC4400 9502 and DR&EC SD40-2 147, with 6 windmill blades. The train will sit in the Detroit yard overnight and depart for Windsor around 10:00 am. The blades will then be loaded onto trucks at Windsor, and unloaded at the Essex County Wind Farm.
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