Sad Day in Ionia

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Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby BerkshireKid » Thu May 28, 2009 3:48 pm

The "Great Scrapping" has begun. They are currently in Ionia working WB toward M-66. :(
They were also hyrailin the Greenville Sub today so i'd expect everything to be getting ripped up shortly.
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby mikerm19 » Thu May 28, 2009 4:51 pm

why????? :cry: :cry:
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby GTWFRED » Thu May 28, 2009 5:05 pm

Sad day indeed, Ionia had so much rail history, that's progress for you I guess, 1 step forward, 3 back :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Thu May 28, 2009 10:22 pm

Agreed. Sad day indeed friends. Get your photos while you can!!!
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby jukeman45 » Fri May 29, 2009 6:30 am

GTWFRED wrote:Sad day indeed, Ionia had so much rail history, that's progress for you I guess, 1 step forward, 3 back :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby jukeman45 » Fri May 29, 2009 6:31 am

DR wrote:The "Great Scrapping" has begun. They are currently in Ionia working WB toward M-66. :(
They were also hyrailin the Greenville Sub today so i'd expect everything to be getting ripped up shortly.


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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby GTWFRED » Fri May 29, 2009 3:57 pm

Jukeman45, sure does seem like NAFTA doesn't it?! I think I'll go out and watch what few trains, are still rollin on CN/GTW!
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby GTWTD3 » Sat May 30, 2009 12:17 pm

I don't know how NAFTA can be blamed on companies making bad business decisions. It wasn't NAFTA that had the car invest in gas guzzlers just as gas prices rose was it?
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby C&O6088 » Sun May 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Just came from the Michigan Railroads website where it was mentions the Ionia track removal (under Historical), but no pictures. Has anyone taken any of the removal? Would like to see them if possible posted.

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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:48 am

C&O6088 wrote:Just came from the Michigan Railroads website where it was mentions the Ionia track removal (under Historical), but no pictures. Has anyone taken any of the removal? Would like to see them if possible posted.

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I took a few Saturday. I'll try to post them tonight.

here you go http://railroadfan.com/gallery/thumbnai ... album=1287
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:09 pm

Wow that is sad. I am glad I got a few shots of Ionia not too long ago. Still the rails up there will be missed.
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby Mark F » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:17 pm

I was in Ionia today for jury duty and took a few more shots.
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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby J T » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:02 pm

So sad. Thanks for the shots, guys. I'm glad I was able to get one with a train before the rails vanished....

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Re: Sad Day in Ionia

Unread postby jukeman45 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:44 pm

J T wrote:So sad. Thanks for the shots, guys. I'm glad I was able to get one with a train before the rails vanished....

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