Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby GTW » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:26 pm

Look at all the buildings gone. Thanks for the photo.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby PatAzo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:06 am

Interesting history. I knew one of the Botsford yard masters who worked Hinman occasionally until they eliminated the yard master there. He used to complain about how slow switching on the curved tracks was. The crew goes east of Raymond they never come back he used to say.

NS3322 wrote:Was Rumley Yard located between US Lumber and the current Battle Creek Department of Public Works building?


Rumley I believe was between Angel and N 20th St. When the INGT first started running they turned at Battle Creek and went back to Elkhart. My brother and I asked the crew once if we could ride with them to Battle Creek. They said sure on the second unit. When we got to Rumley the engineer stopped and pointed to the ground. We hoped off and asked how long before they came back (assuming they were taking the GM cars over to the GTW). He said they ran through to Jackson now and only let us ride because he thought we needed to get to Battle Creek.

GTW wrote:Look at all the buildings gone. Thanks for the photo.

I spent a lot of time over there working on pellet and flake mill drives. If you got off the elevator at the packaging floor you had to have ear plugs in before the door opened. A lot of the actuators were pneumatic and the exhaust made a constant roar. A millwright told me once that during plant shutdowns they had as much as 600HP worth of compressors online just making up for leaks.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:21 pm

As of yesterday, the switcher is still in the same spot. Not quite on scrapyard property.

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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby R.E.A.P.E.R. » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:42 pm

It's definitely on scrapyard property. I put a boxcar in front of it last week.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:20 pm

Good news! 1005 has been saved. Can't say who bought it yet, but keep your eyes on where it goes...
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby AARR » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Is it possibly staying in West Michigan :)
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby penn central » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:35 am

From 1991 to 1996 i went into the Kellogg plant about twice a week and had a camera with me i have a shot of a GTW GP9 switching inside the plant i wonder when they started using that switcher.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:10 pm

I recall a pair of GTW's SW1200RS's (#'s1512-1519) were acquired by the company contracted to switch the plant too. Wasn't the SW1200RS (1512?) on MAL a former Kellogg's switcher, nee GTW?
penn central wrote:From 1991 to 1996 i went into the Kellogg plant about twice a week and had a camera with me i have a shot of a GTW GP9 switching inside the plant i wonder when they started using that switcher.
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Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Unread postby NS3322 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:21 pm

penn central wrote:From 1991 to 1996 i went into the Kellogg plant about twice a week and had a camera with me i have a shot of a GTW GP9 switching inside the plant i wonder when they started using that switcher.


I think it was around 1999/2000 that they started using their own switcher.

AARR wrote:I recall a pair of GTW's SW1200RS's (#'s1512-1519) were acquired by the company contracted to switch the plant too. Wasn't the SW1200RS (1512?) on MAL a former Kellogg's switcher, nee GTW?


The #7014 on the CPMY was a Kellogg switcher for a while as well.
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