GDLK Operations

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Super Chief wrote:3 rail crossings are being replaced in Three Rivers this month. Starting today N. Main St. by Frankies, then downtown Michigan Ave. and finally S. Main St. by Triple Creek party store. All schedule to be finish by November 20th. Elk is keeping the infastructure maintained.
Crosstown Parkway between Millard Court and Portage Street in KAL is also closed for “railroad repairs” according to the city. Started 10/29 and lasts until 11/5.
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They also did some tie replacement on the Otsego branch.
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501 had a good size train yesterday. 3 ballast cars directly behind engines possibly for the crossing work in progress a flat car, gon, Thiel tanker for paper mill and lots of bulkhead flats of lumber for Bristol. Were being held behind Frankies by crossing work ahead of it at N. Main St .

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I’m not sure if anyone had established the whereabouts of WAMX 4002, but as of Sept. 9 is was working on the Decatur and Eastern Illinois RR.
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Wondering if the GP-35s are still roaming around Kazoo?

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The GP35's are both in Kalamazoo. I don't know if they riam or are just parked.

The two old double door box cars along the RIP tracks have been sold to KMR and are going to be scrapped.

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PatAzo wrote:The two old double door box cars along the RIP tracks have been sold to KMR and are going to be scrapped.
Is the old Conrail caboose safe?

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NS3322 wrote:Is the old Conrail caboose safe?
The caboose escaped the scrappers torch. Grand Elk has kindly donated it to the Mid-Michigan Railroad Club.

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PatAzo wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Is the old Conrail caboose safe?
The caboose escaped the scrappers torch. Grand Elk has kindly donated it to the Mid-Michigan Railroad Club.
Is that the group at Turkeyville in Marshall? Will it go on display?
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NS3322 wrote:
PatAzo wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Is the old Conrail caboose safe?
The caboose escaped the scrappers torch. Grand Elk has kindly donated it to the Mid-Michigan Railroad Club.
Is that the group at Turkeyville in Marshall?
Yes it is. This is their website: http://www.midmichrr.com/.
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PatAzo wrote:The GP35's are both in Kalamazoo. I don't know if they riam or are just parked.

The two old double door box cars along the RIP tracks have been sold to KMR and are going to be scrapped.
Who did you hear this from?

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Fake News on election day. This takes the cake, I thought the boxcars and caboose were going to the border to stop the caravan? The GP-35s are going to pull the caboose with Trump in it to fool the Democrats in Atlanta. darn I've had too much coffee already. Time to vote.

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1TrackMind wrote:
PatAzo wrote:The GP35's are both in Kalamazoo. I don't know if they riam or are just parked.

The two old double door box cars along the RIP tracks have been sold to KMR and are going to be scrapped.
Who did you hear this from?
In general the employees who pass along information don't like their names posted on the internet.

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Super Chief wrote:Fake News on election day. This takes the cake, I thought the boxcars and caboose were going to the border to stop the caravan? The GP-35s are going to pull the caboose with Trump in it to fool the Democrats in Atlanta. darn I've had too much coffee already. Time to vote.
I have confirmation from the club that the caboose is leaving.

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Yea I can confirm the caboose is going to the club(just needing a way to haul it), and I just found out yesterday from my resource that the boxcars will be scrapped in place.

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1TrackMind wrote:Yea I can confirm the caboose is going to the club(just needing a way to haul it), and I just found out yesterday from my resource that the boxcars will be scrapped in place.
Do you know when?

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NS3322 wrote:
1TrackMind wrote:Yea I can confirm the caboose is going to the club(just needing a way to haul it), and I just found out yesterday from my resource that the boxcars will be scrapped in place.
Do you know when?
They have a project starting in that area and were looking to have the caboose moved around the end of the month. I'd assume the box cars would be on a similar schedule.

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NB from Plainwell after a run to Otsego. Thirty five cars mostly CHs with a few tanks, boxes, and 2 or 3 coil steel. Power is 4125, 4189, & 4225.
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On GDLK at L&W Supply in Grand Rapids, from my night time walks there, here's how traffic has been as of late:
No cars spotted 9/20, 10/2, 10/17, 10/21. MQT1223 said 3 cars were being dropped off last week. On 11/12, saw two loaded centerbeams, CSXT 600578 and TTZX 85492.
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Wow a 100,000 hits on this thread. The railroad is popular and hopefully it'll be around a long time. Here's to the employees that make a go of it. Thank you.

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