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CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby mikekmac » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:18 am

There are two CN yards on the southwest side of Lansing, by the GM Delta plant. One, east of Nixon Road, is four tracks on the CN right of way, alongside the Lansing main & industrial tracks. The other is north of Billwood Highway, seven tracks (looks like 4 loading, three storage), probably all on GM land.

Can any Lansing railfans tell me if either of these has an official name (as might appear on a waybill or car routing), and/or an informal name that one might hear the crews or dispatcher use on the radio?

(I'm not asking about Cory Yard, which is adjacent to Snow Road and closer to city center.)

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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:46 am

I have heard the yard by the Oldsmobile Plant site and Grand River Assembly being called Sleepy Hollow Yard or simply Hollow Yard.

Check out this thread from a few years ago:
http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33242&hilit=Lansing+Boxcars
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:28 am

AFAIK the one at Delta Township is Cory yard, and the one just east of there is Snow yard. I believe the one "downtown" is called Hollow yard.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:59 pm

SD80MAC wrote:AFAIK the one at Delta Township is Cory yard, and the one just east of there is Snow yard. I believe the one "downtown" is called Hollow yard.


The CN timetable I have says the yard east of Nixon is Cory Yard. The one at Snow Road is Snow Yard.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby mikekmac » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:54 pm

NS3322 wrote:I have heard the yard by the Oldsmobile Plant site and Grand River Assembly being called Sleepy Hollow Yard or simply Hollow Yard.


I was talking about the yards by the Delta Township plant, not the ones by the downtown properties on the riverfront (my wife used to work there in a plant that's gone). But I think it's all sorted now. thanks.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby mikekmac » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:56 pm

NSSD70ACe wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:AFAIK the one at Delta Township is Cory yard, and the one just east of there is Snow yard. I believe the one "downtown" is called Hollow yard.


The CN timetable I have says the yard east of Nixon is Cory Yard. The one at Snow Road is Snow Yard.


Thanks. Do you know if both parts I described are considered part of Cory?
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby MiddleMI » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:29 pm

mikekmac wrote:
NSSD70ACe wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:AFAIK the one at Delta Township is Cory yard, and the one just east of there is Snow yard. I believe the one "downtown" is called Hollow yard.


The CN timetable I have says the yard east of Nixon is Cory Yard. The one at Snow Road is Snow Yard.


Thanks. Do you know if both parts I described are considered part of Cory?


No, check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33072&p=349907#p349907

Cory is off of Billwood Highway where it goes under I-69; Snow is significantly further up the line named after Snow Road near the middle of the yard, and generally between Mt. Hope and Milliet highways.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby mikekmac » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:56 pm

MiddleMI wrote:
mikekmac wrote:
NSSD70ACe wrote:
Thanks. Do you know if both parts I described are considered part of Cory?


No, check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33072&p=349907#p349907

Cory is off of Billwood Highway where it goes under I-69; Snow is significantly further up the line named after Snow Road near the middle of the yard, and generally between Mt. Hope and Milliet highways.


I'm not having any trouble distinguishing between Cory and Snow. I've been out at both with my camera. I was attempting to ask if "Cory" includes the seven north-south tracks NORTH of Billwood, adjacent to the plant (if not on it) are considered part of Cory along with the 3 or 4 tracks alongside the main, just east of Nixon.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:07 pm

mikekmac wrote:
MiddleMI wrote:
mikekmac wrote:
Thanks. Do you know if both parts I described are considered part of Cory?


No, check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=33072&p=349907#p349907

Cory is off of Billwood Highway where it goes under I-69; Snow is significantly further up the line named after Snow Road near the middle of the yard, and generally between Mt. Hope and Milliet highways.


I'm not having any trouble distinguishing between Cory and Snow. I've been out at both with my camera. I was attempting to ask if "Cory" includes the seven north-south tracks NORTH of Billwood, adjacent to the plant (if not on it) are considered part of Cory along with the 3 or 4 tracks alongside the main, just east of Nixon.[/quote]

I don't believe so. I will double-check the timetable tonight when I get home to see if there's anything in there but I don't recall anything.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby kckorienek » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:09 pm

mikekmac wrote:I'm not having any trouble distinguishing between Cory and Snow. I've been out at both with my camera. I was attempting to ask if "Cory" includes the seven north-south tracks NORTH of Billwood, adjacent to the plant (if not on it) are considered part of Cory along with the 3 or 4 tracks alongside the main, just east of Nixon.


The yard north of Cory Yard is referred to as Autoport, it's not considered a "yard" on CN, it is just an industry that is served by CN.
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Re: CN's Lansing yards

Unread postby mikekmac » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:40 pm

kckorienek wrote:
mikekmac wrote:I'm not having any trouble distinguishing between Cory and Snow. I've been out at both with my camera. I was attempting to ask if "Cory" includes the seven north-south tracks NORTH of Billwood, adjacent to the plant (if not on it) are considered part of Cory along with the 3 or 4 tracks alongside the main, just east of Nixon.


The yard north of Cory Yard is referred to as Autoport, it's not considered a "yard" on CN, it is just an industry that is served by CN.


Thanks! Just what I needed to know.
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