Kellogg's NW2 Switcher

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Kellogg's NW2 Switcher

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How often does the switcher at Kellogg's in Battle Creek get used? I'd really like to see it in action!
Is it still owned by DOT Rail Services?

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Re: Kellogg's switcher

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Former CIRX unit unsure of current ownership most likely a locomotive leasing or contract switching service.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher

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At one time Kellogg's was using a ex-GTW SW1200RS in the 1500 series IIRC
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Re: Kellogg's switcher

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It does not appear to have been moved from its current location in a long time, probably a few months. I don't think I've ever seen it actually in operation, but periodically its tied down in a different location. CN switches from their yard lead. NS exchanges cars from their lead into Hinman yard on the Michigan line.

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Re: Kellogg's NW2 Switcher

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Well I have some sad news to report. After a few months of not seeing the Kellogg's NW2 parked in its usual spot(s), I drove down Jameson Street to discover that Kellogg's has purchased a trackmobile! :shock: The NW2 could barely be seen, tucked away on a spur track in the back of the facility (I will get some better photos tomorrow).
I think its days are numbered...

Does Kellogg's own the switcher, or does the leasing company still own it? I did find mention of it being owned by the Central Illinois Railroad (albeit on Wikipedia), but I am not sure if that railroad still exists (info was from 2010).

UPDATE: I have been informed that Kellogg's has had the trackmobile for a while now. However, it looks like the NW2 is on its way out.

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