Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

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Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

Unread postby TSS » Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 pm

Seems like there have been lots of gondola loads of ties moving around on the Grand Rapids sub lately. Can anyone confirm if there is any track work going on?

Tonight a D802 went west through St. Joe. They asked the dispatcher what the exact plan was, and he said he was about to call and find out, but he thought probably they would leave the loads in the siding at New Buffalo, grab some empties, and head back east. Is something going on down there?
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Re: Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

Unread postby trnwatcher » Wed May 08, 2019 8:37 pm

they are starting around Michigan City and currently working towards New Buffalo. Will be replacing all crossings between Porter and GR with gates and signals as well as ballast and ties over most of the route.
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Re: Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

Unread postby TSS » Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Good! The grade crossing by my workplace is getting rougher by the day.

Any idea if they plan on completing it all this summer?
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Re: Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

Unread postby justin_gram » Wed May 08, 2019 11:22 pm

Also a new connection going to the museum in New Buffalo, off from the siding.

Lots going on!
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Re: Grand Rapids Sub tie replacement?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu May 09, 2019 10:35 pm

justin_gram wrote:Also a new connection going to the museum in New Buffalo, off from the siding.

Lots going on!


Nice! I wonder who pulled the strings on that.
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