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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Jim_c » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:56 pm

They also did some tie replacement on the Otsego branch.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:34 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:42 am

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.
If the Conductor is in charge of the train, then why is he promoted to Engineer?
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby dave989 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:16 pm

Wondering if the GP-35s are still roaming around Kazoo?
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby PatAzo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:00 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NS3322 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:29 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby PatAzo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:18 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NS3322 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Farmboybello » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:57 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby 1TrackMind » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:20 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:19 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby 1TrackMind » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:18 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:39 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:38 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Jim_c » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:57 pm

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:48 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:29 am

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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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 pm

~Z~ wrote: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.

Between 11/13 and today(11/15), those two cars were unloaded, taken away, and 2 replacement loads were spotted by GDLK, TTZX 862188 and TTZX 86433.
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