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Unread postby chapmaja » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am

Does anyone have a list of customers for the AA and the GLC?

I haven't been on the southern end of the AA in several years (South of Dundee).

Dundee and north the only customers I know of are a plastic place in Dundee and the crude transload on the spur to the engine plant. Does the engine place get service anymore? North of that is the NS interchange in Milan and the GLC interchange in Osmer.

BTW: Yesterday Osmer had what appeared to be 1 plastics hopper, several grain style hoppers and a number of tank cars at the south end of the "old" siding. Nothing I could see on the north end of either siding.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Whenever one does get a list made for AA and GLC, please update the wiki here:
AA - http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/Ann_Arbor_1988-Present
GLC - http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/Michigan_Regionals
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby railroader and son » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:03 pm

MAC in Middleton also receives tanks of fertilizer,fertilizer in hopper's and Potash also. Every thing in Oakley is the Anderson's,they also get tanks of liquid fertilizer. Liquid in Ashley gets occasional boxcars. Mid Michigan Specialty Crops in Ithaca ship's out dry beans occasionally in boxcars.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 pm

I just created a GLC customer list. How did I do?
(I have slowly been creating and updating customer lists in the Wiki. So far I have done Michigan Southern, Indiana Northeastern, and now GLC).
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby AARR » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:52 am

Nice list!
NS3322 wrote:I just created a GLC customer list. How did I do?
(I have slowly been creating and updating customer lists in the Wiki. So far I have done Michigan Southern, Indiana Northeastern, and now GLC).
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby AARR » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:03 am

Here is what I show for AA:
Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)
Toledo – Hansen Mueller: (from NS)
• Inbound Fertilizer
• Outbound Feed & Flour
Toledo – Ohio Blenders: Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets)
Cherry St. Branch – Libbey Glass: Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica (from NS)
Toledo – Arc Terminal: Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol & Gasoline (from NS)
Toledo has Chrysler, Ford & GM vehicle ramps.
Toledo - Smuckers: Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Toledo - Viking Paper: Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Temperance - Michelin: Inbound Tires (active?)
Dundee - Cleantech: Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee - Global Engine: Outbound Engines (active?) Tank Car Transload on the Spur Lead
Dundee - Buzzi Unicem: Inbound Cement (active?)

I'm always open to corrections and updates.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby chapmaja » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:10 pm

AARR wrote:Here is what I show for AA:
Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)
Toledo – Hansen Mueller: (from NS)
• Inbound Fertilizer
• Outbound Feed & Flour
Toledo – Ohio Blenders: Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets)
Cherry St. Branch – Libbey Glass: Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica (from NS)
Toledo – Arc Terminal: Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol & Gasoline (from NS)
Toledo has Chrysler, Ford & GM vehicle ramps.
Toledo - Smuckers: Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Toledo - Viking Paper: Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Temperance - Michelin: Inbound Tires (active?)
Dundee - Cleantech: Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee - Global Engine: Outbound Engines (active?) Tank Car Transload on the Spur Lead
Dundee - Buzzi Unicem: Inbound Cement (active?)

I'm always open to corrections and updates.


There were hoppers on the spur closest to the building when I was there a couple weeks ago. These looked like they could have cement.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:57 pm

AARR wrote:Nice list!
NS3322 wrote:I just created a GLC customer list. How did I do?
(I have slowly been creating and updating customer lists in the Wiki. So far I have done Michigan Southern, Indiana Northeastern, and now GLC).


Nice list.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:56 pm

Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)


Should be done.... Toledo Blade contracted with the Detroit Media partnership back in 2014. Production moved to Sterling Heights then.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby chapmaja » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:57 am

Temperance Yard: I know there is the Smuckers plant next to the yard that gets service, and the yard is used for what appears to be storage.

My question is when did the AA get a blue locomotive. On the Google maps image, there is a blue painted locomotive on the south end of Temperance Yard. I have never witnessed a blue locomotive on the AA before.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby DaveO » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:14 am

chapmaja wrote:Temperance Yard: I know there is the Smuckers plant next to the yard that gets service, and the yard is used for what appears to be storage.

My question is when did the AA get a blue locomotive. On the Google maps image, there is a blue painted locomotive on the south end of Temperance Yard. I have never witnessed a blue locomotive on the AA before.

Likely GMTX 2230 which was(still is?) leased to the AA
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:24 am

Indeed, it's GMTX 2230.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby jimnorthwood » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:53 pm

"Temperance Yard: I know there is the Smuckers plant next to the yard that gets service, and the yard is used for what appears to be storage."

The Smucker plant was sold to an investment group last year. I'm not sure what product is made there. The adjacent Cheerios factory closed years ago.

Just south of the entrance to Temperance Yard, north side of Laskey Road is a team track. Usually there are one or two tank cars there, but I've seen a variety of other loads over the years.

Cars loaded with what appeared to be construction debris in Temperance Yard. I don't think this is (was?) steady business, though.

GM used to get service. But I don't think they do anymore.

The former 84 Lumber site on Alexis road also used to get service. It closed and sat empty for years. Airgas owns the building now. I don't think they use rail.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby 1TrackMind » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 am

jimnorthwood wrote:
The Smucker plant was sold to an investment group last year. I'm not sure what product is made there. The adjacent Cheerios factory closed years ago.


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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:56 am

NS3322 wrote:I just created a GLC customer list. How did I do?
(I have slowly been creating and updating customer lists in the Wiki. So far I have done Michigan Southern, Indiana Northeastern, and now GLC).


Nice list!
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 am

AARR wrote:Here is what I show for AA:
Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)
Toledo – Hansen Mueller: (from NS)
• Inbound Fertilizer
• Outbound Feed & Flour
Toledo – Ohio Blenders: Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets)
Cherry St. Branch – Libbey Glass: Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica (from NS)
Toledo – Arc Terminal: Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol & Gasoline (from NS)
Toledo has Chrysler, Ford & GM vehicle ramps.
Toledo - Smuckers: Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Toledo - Viking Paper: Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Temperance - Michelin: Inbound Tires (active?)
Dundee - Cleantech: Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee - Global Engine: Outbound Engines (active?) Tank Car Transload on the Spur Lead
Dundee - Buzzi Unicem: Inbound Cement (active?)

I'm always open to corrections and updates.


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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:43 pm

AARR wrote:Here is what I show for AA:
Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)
Toledo – Hansen Mueller: (from NS)
• Inbound Fertilizer
• Outbound Feed & Flour
Toledo – Ohio Blenders: Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets)
Cherry St. Branch – Libbey Glass: Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica (from NS)
Toledo – Arc Terminal: Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol & Gasoline (from NS)
Toledo has Chrysler, Ford & GM vehicle ramps.
Toledo - Smuckers: Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Toledo - Viking Paper: Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Temperance - Michelin: Inbound Tires (active?)
Dundee - Cleantech: Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee - Global Engine: Outbound Engines (active?) Tank Car Transload on the Spur Lead
Dundee - Buzzi Unicem: Inbound Cement (active?)

I'm always open to corrections and updates.


Just made a list based on your contributions.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/A ... rogress.29

6 Corrections/Updates
1. Toledo Harbor Warehousing looks inactive, and GTW6401 commented saying the Toledo Blade is now produced in Michigan.
2. Ohio Blenders is now Alfa Green.
3. Smucker's is now Hometown Foods.
4. The Viking Paper spur looks unused, but they may still be using rail service.
5. Michelin appears to no longer use rail service (spur is overgrown).
6. Not sure if FCA Dundee uses rail service. Could someone comment on this matter?
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby jimnorthwood » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:11 pm

1. Toledo Harbor Warehousing looks inactive, and GTW6401 commented saying the Toledo Blade is now produced in Michigan.

Toledo Blade has been printed in Sterling Heights at the Detroit Free Press/Detroit News printing plant and trucked to Toledo since The Blade printing plant in Toledo was closed several years ago. I haven't seen any hi cube boxcars at the end of the track where the paper warehouse was located, in quite a while.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby chapmaja » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 pm

NS3322 wrote:
AARR wrote:Here is what I show for AA:
Galena St. Branch – Toledo Harbor Warehousing: Inbound Newsprint (from NS)
Toledo – Hansen Mueller: (from NS)
• Inbound Fertilizer
• Outbound Feed & Flour
Toledo – Ohio Blenders: Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets)
Cherry St. Branch – Libbey Glass: Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica (from NS)
Toledo – Arc Terminal: Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol & Gasoline (from NS)
Toledo has Chrysler, Ford & GM vehicle ramps.
Toledo - Smuckers: Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Toledo - Viking Paper: Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Temperance - Michelin: Inbound Tires (active?)
Dundee - Cleantech: Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee - Global Engine: Outbound Engines (active?) Tank Car Transload on the Spur Lead
Dundee - Buzzi Unicem: Inbound Cement (active?)

I'm always open to corrections and updates.


Just made a list based on your contributions.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/A ... rogress.29

6 Corrections/Updates
1. Toledo Harbor Warehousing looks inactive, and GTW6401 commented saying the Toledo Blade is now produced in Michigan.
2. Ohio Blenders is now Alfa Green.
3. Smucker's is now Hometown Foods.
4. The Viking Paper spur looks unused, but they may still be using rail service.
5. Michelin appears to no longer use rail service (spur is overgrown).
6. Not sure if FCA Dundee uses rail service. Could someone comment on this matter.


When I was in Dundee, it didn't look like FCA has gotten much inside the property. The spur is used for the transload operation, but that is outside the plant gate.

As for the place in Temperance. If this is the place with the spur just south of Sterns Rd, the spur doesn't look to be that overgrown in the Google image from August 2018. The Google Maps Sat. View shows 4 86' boxcars on the spur, but I don't know what that image was taken.
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Re: Customer Lists

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:07 am

chapmaja wrote:As for the place in Temperance. If this is the place with the spur just south of Sterns Rd, the spur doesn't look to be that overgrown in the Google image from August 2018. The Google Maps Sat. View shows 4 86' boxcars on the spur, but I don't know what that image was taken.


I should have clarified. The beginning of the spur is in really solid shape, however it has been cut at the gate to Michelin. All of the track on Michelin property has been removed.
The boxcars appear to just be stored on the spur, as there does not appear to be any customers (transloading, etc) on the spur in Temperance.
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