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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:06 pm

The North Bore of the old DET tunnel will be yours once the new connection is completed.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:36 pm

MQT3001 wrote:The North Bore of the old DET tunnel will be yours once the new connection is completed.


Cool. Is there an estimated time when the new bridge is complete?

MQT3001 wrote:Do you own any track in the town Essex?


Not yet, but we plan to expand in Canada with the new commuter system and all.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:44 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:The North Bore of the old DET tunnel will be yours once the new connection is completed.


Cool. Is there an estimated time when the new bridge is complete?

MQT3001 wrote:Do you own any track in the town Essex?


Not yet, but we plan to expand in Canada with the new commuter system and all.

Well, the tracks out of Windsor to Essex aren't mine, but I, and eventually CP, will own them from Essex to Tilbury, ont.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Well that works out well, we'll purchase the Windsor-Essex line. This gives us access to Windsor from Amherstburg and Detroit for the commuter system.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:49 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:Well that works out well, we'll purchase the Windsor-Essex line. This gives us access to Windsor from Amherstburg and Detroit for the commuter system.

It gives you access to Windsor from Amherstburg, Essex, and Detroit :wink:
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:31 am

Commuter routes are still in the process of being made. They have been being determined over the past few days.

The DR&EC is also planning on buying the Windsor-Essex line, which allows us to further expand into Canada and will allow us more commuter lines.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:39 pm

Here is the proposed Windsor-Essex line. MQT, let me know if there's any interferences or problems.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 286,0.0053
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:12 pm

Assuming there's no problems with Marquette or CP, here is the completed map showing all track owned by the DR&EC in Canada.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 6,0.339203
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:06 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:Here is the proposed Windsor-Essex line. MQT, let me know if there's any interferences or problems.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 286,0.0053

all good except trackage ownership for you would end (on the line you drew) at the Thomas Street Crossing. For there you can have trackage rights on what will be CP trackage to the station. Just don't foul the main, and soon to be mains for too long :wink:
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:08 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:Assuming there's no problems with Marquette or CP, here is the completed map showing all track owned by the DR&EC in Canada.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 6,0.339203

MQT/CP and you are going to for a massive triangle :lol:

Anyway, CP's new tracks will be crossing your southbound main via an overpass (CP over DR&EC). This overpass will be part of the River birdge. No worries for you, we'll just need to co-ordinate what times we can do the work, but that's at least a few months off
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Ok sounds good. No problem on the Thomas st crossing. I wasn't sure where our line would end so it's no big deal. We won't have a ton of trains going there, but a few. If needed, we'd be willing to fund for a second track if it means smoother running and fewer delays.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:Ok sounds good. No problem on the Thomas st crossing. I wasn't sure where our line would end so it's no big deal. We won't have a ton of trains going there, but a few. If needed, we'd be willing to fund for a second track if it means smoother running and fewer delays.

That particular area will have 3 tracks once the renovation is complete. Any additional funds would be nice.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:27 pm

DR&EC officials released the commuter routes. More may be added before the systems begin running. Now that we know how many trains there are, we can begin buying locomotives and cars.

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

72 trains.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:34 am

If you're patient, I can get you a list of locos MQT's leasing property, MQTX, has for lease/sale. Lots of EMD stuff, including some GP60s & SD40s
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:07 pm

We have plenty of patience. The commuter system won't be starting for a while :) Heck, we still need to start buying cars. Were not sure from where, but we need to start :P
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:19 pm

Michigan Railfan wrote:We have plenty of patience. The commuter system won't be starting for a while :) Heck, we still need to start buying cars. Were not sure from where, but we need to start :P

Like passenger cars?
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby conrailman75 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:24 pm

Buy them from the place in Rochelle, IL, can't remember its name but they build passenger cars there.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:55 pm

conrailman75 wrote:Buy them from the place in Rochelle, IL, can't remember its name but they build passenger cars there.


Ahh yes, Nippon Sharyo. We were looking more for single level cars (with double for busy lines). After looking at their product listing, I was unaware that they made single levels. We're going to look into buying from them.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 pm

13 P40's and 5 F40PH's have been purchased from Amtrak. All are currently stored at Bear, Delaware and will be shipped to the DR&EC once the paperwork has been signed.

We are also looking into buying cars from Nippon Sharyo, including single level coaches and cabs, much like the ones in use on MARC, as well as Bi-Level coaches and cabs, much like the ones in use on Metra.
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Re: DR&EC

Unread postby Michigan Railfan » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:36 am

The paperwork has been signed, and the locomotives are ours. They should arrive at the Brownstown shops by Sunday.

Also, two routes have been deleted from the list. The Amherstburg-Sandwich-Detroit train and return trip have been removed. Instead, people wanting to go from Amherstburg (or Sandwich) to Detroit can take T450 to Windsor, then T445 to Detroit.
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