Transformer on LSRC

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AARR
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Transformer on LSRC

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This transformer may go to Wabash Power at the west end of Saginaw Yard. They get occasional heavy equipment. Can someone respond to Elba Steve.
Posted by Elba Steve on 7/8/2020, 6:30 pm
Lake State RR ran a special load into Flint this a.m. Looks to be a large transformer (dimensional load) resting on a very large depressed center flat car. Load is currently setting on the Turnsted lead north end of McGrew yard. Someone up north is getting this delivered, maybe tomorrow. Haven't heard anything about it going out tonight.
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GTW6401
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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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Similar train ran back in December. That was three GE Prolec Transformers to DTE in St. Clair County.

GreatLakesRailfan
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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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The transformers to St Clair would have been for the gas plant DTE is building to replace the coal plants. 80mac will probably correct me on this, but Consumers is building several gas turbine plants around the state (including Gaylord, iirc)- would they be receiving components for those plants by rail, or are their components small enough to travel by truck only?
GTW6401 wrote:Similar train ran back in December. That was three GE Prolec Transformers to DTE in St. Clair County.

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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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I saw Q326 in Jenioson Yesterday and they stopped and got re crewed in front of us. Than at 5:47pmThey went on the move again.

KenB
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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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That is not a transformer but rather a generator.

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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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This generator was interchanged to the CN in Flint. Saw a video on Facebook today of it going through Charlotte as X521.

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Re: Transformer on LSRC

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The generator is in Edwardsburg, Mi along the CN main. Looks like it is being unloaded there.

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