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Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:19 pm
by LansingRailFan
Doktor No wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 am
SD80MAC wrote:
Doktor No wrote:What about Brooks Beverage? 7UP/ Squirt folks. They used to get a tank or two almost daily.
Most of that spur has been gone quite a while. The switch was finally removed last summer.
Amazing...or not. Havn't been down there for some time. I know they were bought out by Schweps and perhaps again after that and closed..gee, a couple tanks a day of corn sweetener went in.
Was Cadbury-Schweppes, then Dr. Pepper-Seven-Up Bottling Group and now they merged with Keurig in 2018 and are called KDP aka KeurigDr. Pepper

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
by dave989
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:42 am
by SD80MAC
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
All of the tank cars east of 681 are storage cars. Construction of a new spur for transloading at 59 1/2 St begins soon, too.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
by TC Man
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:16 pm
by SD80MAC
TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
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Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:39 pm
by DaveO
SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:16 pm
TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
Correct, the plan is to re-lay the track to Lawrence.
Having read the last few pages of this thread and looking at google aerial images.
Why are they doing track work to Lawrence?

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:42 pm
by 12Bridge
To bring in more business and expand?

The track ends just shy of 56th street. Its just under a mile between 681 and end of track. Technically anything East of 681 is considered Lawrence.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:20 pm
by MQT1223
The ROW to Paw Paw is still all under the ownership of WMI, so besides money there is nothing stopping them from putting back everything Pioneer foolishly removed.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:43 pm
by dave989
The tracks are still present up to the town of Lawrence. Beyond Lawrence, the rail is torn out and the crossings paved over.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:48 pm
by 12Bridge
The track ends just shy of 56th street.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:52 pm
by dave989
Paw Paw River Trans loading is up and functioning. Nine TCBX tank cars and a covered hopper on this new spur at 59 1/2 Street. Intersting addition to the collection of power parked behind Hanson's. C-420 no. 850 with GLLX stenciled under the cab. Painted in former Arkansas and Missouri colors. Hoping someone could trace the lineage of this unit (ex L&N)? Heafty interchange waiting at Hartford for CSX. Things continue to improve here.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:09 pm
by jrgerber
What locomotives are currently on the property?

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:18 pm
by 12Bridge
GLLX 1416, 1397, 1512, 4, 850, 921, 1017, 2480.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:38 pm
by SD80MAC
dave989 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Paw Paw River Trans loading is up and functioning. Nine TCBX tank cars and a covered hopper on this new spur at 59 1/2 Street. Intersting addition to the collection of power parked behind Hanson's. C-420 no. 850 with GLLX stenciled under the cab. Painted in former Arkansas and Missouri colors. Hoping someone could trace the lineage of this unit (ex L&N)? Heafty interchange waiting at Hartford for CSX. Things continue to improve here.
Painted in Green Bay & Western/Iowa Interstate colors. Originally built for the Leigh & Hudson River.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 am
by jrgerber
Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:10 am
by SD80MAC
jrgerber wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 am
Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/
2 MP15ACs, an SW1200, SW9, GP18, CF7, C420 and a T6.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:03 am
by ~Z~
SD80MAC wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:10 am
jrgerber wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 am
Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/
2 MP15ACs, an SW1200, SW9, GP18, CF7, C420 and a T6.
Also this wiki entry on the West Michigan railroad that SD80mac contributed to: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/West_Michigan

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:06 am
by 12Bridge
Dont forget the partridge in a pear tree! Erm, I mean the 2 cabooses..

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:03 am
by joeyuboats
That T6 ,number 1017 was ALCO's final loco, if I remember correctly---originally built for Newburgh and South Shore.

Re: West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:27 am
by jrgerber
Thank SD80MAC