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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby hoborich » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:50 pm

gumshoes


You're over 70, right? :lol:
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks, this should work! Now, I couldn't find anything for the Jail schedule! Does anyone know if they operate daily and times? I searched and found they now dispatch in "Digital!!!!" Do they "Interchange" trains with CSX at this location?


I doubt the JAIL will run on the weekend. The engines are usually tied down in Mason on a Saturday.

The crew will go on duty at 9am weekdays in Mason. They left for Lansing at 9:25am when I went up back in October.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:52 am

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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Tim » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:35 am

The signal bridge in the photo was the distance signal for North Lansing and to protect the three sets of crossovers at Turner. There was an intervening track to the south of #2 track which was the eastbound main which required a dummy signal to the south of the double headed one for #2 track. It was directional double track at the time. The westbound signal was the same and was located about half way between Turner and North Sts.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby GTWRalph » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:30 am

I doubt the JAIL will run on the weekend. The engines are usually tied down in Mason on a Saturday.


For the past few months JAIL has worked almost every Saturday with an occasional Sunday but not to often. I have noticed over the same time frame on Monday and Tuesdays there was no activity.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Doktor No » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:46 am

hoborich wrote:
gumshoes


You're over 70, right? :lol:


As a matter of fact I am not over 70.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby hoborich » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:42 pm

But really, really close. :lol:
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:36 pm

GTWRalph wrote:
For the past few months JAIL has worked almost every Saturday with an occasional Sunday but not to often. I have noticed over the same time frame on Monday and Tuesdays there was no activity.

OK, that is good! What are the chances of seeing JAIL working in Lansing mid afternoon tomorrow (Sat.)? I will start heading out NOW!!!!
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:52 am

PatAzo wrote:» Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:43 pm
Go over on a weekend when the businesses are closed. Park at the north end of Washington Ave. Walk over to the right of way. Walk along the fence line. Stay off the track. Have a look and take a picture. Walk back to your car. No alarm bells will ring at railroad head quarters.

:D OK, I went there yesterday afternoon (2-20) to photograph COE/Mal F7A #725!!!! I arrived with my good friend "Railfan Mark!!!!" Thanx for the location, it helped! Now, the business (at end of Washington) had some workers pass us! They just kept going as we were carrying cameras/tripod!!!! We walked along the grass/fence line (never walked onto tracks)! :shock: No "Alarms" went!!!! :shock: I also have contact with Allen Brown of Railmark®! This nice loco sure is a "Classic" and I miss the old COE Rail®! Now, I'll keep track of it as it heads to Stourbridge Line® in PA!!!! I went for the first time to Clara's® restaurant and ate in the 1912 Pullman® passenger car! I saw no other trains in Lansing!
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon May 16, 2016 7:57 pm

Does anyone have a current "Update" on the status of 725? Also, if it's still here—when will be the "Expected Departure" toward PA?
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue May 17, 2016 10:52 am

Robertrains wrote:Does anyone have a current "Update" on the status of 725? Also, if it's still here—when will be the "Expected Departure" toward PA?


No update, still there.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue May 17, 2016 4:26 pm

MQT1223 wrote: » Tue May 17, 2016 11:52 am
Robertrains wrote: » Mon May 16, 2016 8:57 pm
Does anyone have a current "Update" on the status of 725? Also, if it's still here—when will be the "Expected Departure" toward PA?

No update, still there.
CSX_CO wrote:» Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:20 am
If it's as bad as it sounds, it could be months before it moves. JAIL might move it, but I bet the connecting carrier goes over it with a fine tooth comb before accepting it.

OK, I'll "Await" the time for an "Update!!!!" I guess CSX_CO was right—it could be "Months!!!!" I will keep following this old COE® "Classic!!!!" :mrgreen:
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:31 pm

Looks like they are preparing to move it!
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:07 pm

NS3322 wrote:Looks like they are preparing to move it!
Video by Railyard Productions

Does anyone know how long until it is "Expected" to leave? I plan to be in the area on June 19th and wanted to see it again! Will it be gone before then?
The video was posted June 7th!
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:23 pm

OK, Railyard Productions19, replied to me (on vid. link): "It's hard to say. I asked the track crew Friday and they didn't have a clue. I'm working in the area so check it often."

My Reply, trains24: "Thanx, I will keep watching your posts!!!!"
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pie39 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:31 pm

Still there? Got some time to kill tomorrow.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:56 am

Pie39 wrote:Still there? Got some time to kill tomorrow.

Pie39, I was there last Saturday (6-18) and it was still there!!!! It was hard to view at the end of Washington Street because of "Tank Cars" in front of it! You can see those on the video! We got the "Old COE" F7A through a fence off Turner Street!!!!
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Waddy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:31 pm

Probably going to be awhile, track is only being fixed due to lack of storage space. F-unit will most likely be buried.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MiddleMI » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:12 pm

Just drove by a few hours ago on Turner. It was hard to see because they are still behind some cars, but it's still there. Quite a bit of tanker and hopper storage going on all around Lansing, lately.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Joshua Niederkohr » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:00 pm

What company will be using it?
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