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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:43 pm

I don't recall Miller or Flex-N-Gate ever shipping by rail.
NS3322 wrote:Does Miller Trucking (in the old MC shops) receive rail service?
And when did Flex 'N Gate in Battle Creek stop shipping by rail?
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Michigan Line list is complete! How did i do?
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/N ... #Customers

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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby Super Chief » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:39 pm

So is there just one Jackson to Kalamazoo train now? Use to be 2 with the Battle Creek job. Seems IIRC wasn't B33 the night job and the BC train use to get to Gearhart before noon? Since we have found out the JAIL traffic goes east to Bellevue has there been a reduction in traffic to the Elk?
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:08 pm

Super Chief wrote:So is there just one Jackson to Kalamazoo train now? Use to be 2 with the Battle Creek job. Seems IIRC wasn't B33 the night job and the BC train use to get to Gearhart before noon? Since we have found out the JAIL traffic goes east to Bellevue has there been a reduction in traffic to the Elk?


B33 is now on duty at Noon Sun-Thu. BC to Kzoo train is still running.
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:40 am

Well done NS3322! When I have more time I'll try to assist you refine it a little.
NS3322 wrote:Michigan Line list is complete! How did i do?
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby blueheron13 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:28 am

NS3322 wrote:Where does the Michigan Line end in the Detroit Area (is it still Townline)?


Does Miller Trucking (in the old MC shops) receive rail service?
And when did Flex 'N Gate in Battle Creek stop shipping by rail?


Townline is the dividing line between MDOT-owned track and Conrail-owned track. But the line is called the Michigan Line all the way to the Detroit River, or at least to the point where CP ownership begins. Amtrak does the dispatching on the MDOT portion as far as I know.
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby 12Bridge » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 am

LC Howard in Kalamazoo. I think it is Cottonseed they get in woodchip cars.

Graphic Packaging/Treehouse in Battle Creek is switched by CN only as far as I know. Never, ever seen NS switching those.
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:27 pm

12Bridge wrote:LC Howard in Kalamazoo. I think it is Cottonseed they get in woodchip cars.


Where is the unloading done? Is this the building at the east side of Botsford?

12Bridge wrote:Graphic Packaging/Treehouse in Battle Creek is switched by CN only as far as I know. Never, ever seen NS switching those.


That is what I thought. I never have either. Thanks.
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Re: NS Michigan Customers

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Re: NS Michigan Customers

Unread postby 1TrackMind » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:56 pm

AARR wrote:I don't recall Miller or Flex-N-Gate ever shipping by rail.
NS3322 wrote:Does Miller Trucking (in the old MC shops) receive rail service?

They did get some coil cars in not to long ago, but I don't know if they still are.
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