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.
Anything pertaining to railfanning in Michigan.
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.
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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.