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Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby MDH » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:33 am

With all the changes this year does anyone happen to know how the Lake State interchange run down to CSX in Flint is being run these days? What days of the week and what time on duty in Saginaw? I'd like to get up there again sometime.

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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:54 am

Last I heard (a week or two ago), Saginaw crews are on duty about dawn and can depart for Flint between 8 and noon Sunday thru Thursday. Hopefully one of the more knowledgeable local guys can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:57 am

I saw on FB last week, quote "Z127 goes on duty around sunrise. Backlit on the trip south and backlit again by the time they head north again"
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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby MDH » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:10 pm

SD80MAC wrote:I saw on FB last week, quote "Z127 goes on duty around sunrise. Backlit on the trip south and backlit again by the time they head north again"
LOL! A southbound train on that line will be beautifully lit the entire way to Flint from 9:00am to 5pm. When in doubt, consult http://suncalc.net/#/43.409,-83.941,9/2017.09.13/18:02
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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Michael,
If you want to see some scenes from this particular run, I have a couple LSRC videos on YouTube from this year.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lYfF ... 3Gg/videos
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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby Y@ » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:23 am

SD80MAC wrote:I saw on FB last week, quote "Z127 goes on duty around sunrise. Backlit on the trip south and backlit again by the time they head north again"


I saw that too and thought WTF?! When I chased an afternoon Z127 back in the spring, all I could think was how nice a morning southbound would look at a bunch of spots south of Bridgeport.
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Re: Lake State Z127 Flint turn

Unread postby Evan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:25 am

Z127 goes on duty in the early morning, usually around 5am. They have been going south anytime between 06:30-11:00.
Typically to get a "good", well-lit northbound train it'd have to run sometime after 1600. Otherwise it's horrendously backlit.
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