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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:48 pm

4th street is still the old installation. Cowling and Park also. Not sure if they will be replaced? They have been changed to approach lit instead of on all the time for years.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:08 pm

Super Chief wrote:4th street is still the old installation. Cowling and Park also. Not sure if they will be replaced? They have been changed to approach lit instead of on all the time for years.


I believe cowling and park were upgraded and are “safe” for now.. but don’t quote me. Let’s not forget the approach semaphore survives :lol:
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:31 pm

Ypsi wrote:Let’s not forget the approach semaphore survives :lol:


Both of them in Kalamazoo survive - although they are both fixed signals and do not give the status of the signals at BO (or occupancy, etc).
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:30 pm

18K is bringing WMAX 4017 back from St. Louis this afternoon. So will have all 3 4000s here for a while.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:37 pm

Super Chief wrote:4th street is still the old installation. Cowling and Park also. Not sure if they will be replaced? They have been changed to approach lit instead of on all the time for years.


I would imagine they won't change unless that proposed yard just North of Three Rivers gets any traction.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:26 pm

4017 is coming north now, left Elkhart at 17:02.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:22 am

Looks nice (needs a logo):
2020-06-07 4017.jpg


The lead engine on the trip home looks like it had an issue.
2020-06-07 4206.jpg

The train took over an hour to get to White Pigeon then stopped south of US 12. It sat there for a while so I took a couple of shots and went home.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby chapmaja » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:10 am

I wonder if they are trying to cool down the engine by having the doors open.

justalurker66 wrote:Looks nice (needs a logo):
2020-06-07 4017.jpg


The lead engine on the trip home looks like it had an issue.
2020-06-07 4206.jpg

The train took over an hour to get to White Pigeon then stopped south of US 12. It sat there for a while so I took a couple of shots and went home.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:53 pm

GDLK northbound - two engines and a transformer - past Elkhart camera at 8:37pm.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 pm

3834 was leading the northbound road train again today. Kind of nice to see 2 red units vs black once in a while.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Jim_c » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:23 am

justalurker66 wrote:GDLK northbound - two engines and a transformer - past Elkhart camera at 8:37pm.



Unloaded it in Plainwell. Probably for the Argenta substation.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Jim_c wrote:
justalurker66 wrote:GDLK northbound - two engines and a transformer - past Elkhart camera at 8:37pm.

Unloaded it in Plainwell. Probably for the Argenta substation.

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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 am

Have the stone trains went the way of the CSX grain train and the dinosaur? Haven't heard squat about South Bend or Kalamazoo trains of late.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Robert King » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:23 pm

144th In Moline Mi has new track,ties, and pads for the crossing. They have been sitting for a few weeks but don’t know when they are gonna replace the crossing. If anyone has any info on when they are gonna replace it please tell me.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:50 pm

Yards are full of stone. Also finishing up some track work / bridge work on the quarry end. Info from the civil engineer working on the project.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 pm

Stone and grain so common they don't get mentioned. I can't remember the last ones but it has not been too long.
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