Ann arbor Railroad

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just wandering if the Ann Arbor Railroad runs on weekends. This would likely be the only days of the week I could railfan the line . Thanks for any info!!

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They may work the Chrysler loading docks on weekends. Also, they may occasionally run to Osmer for a grain extra.
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Recently, kinda. They did a late night run up on this last Sunday night, it just depends. Normally not during the day, but I have seen it before. Saturday mornings SB are generally as good as it gets as a crew finishes up Friday Nights work. Right now your best bets are weekday mornings for seeing them in daylight outside of Toledo.
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With that said, per the Facebook group, they were seen working Willis Rd (Urania Siding) and through Milan this morning, after working Osmer this morning.

The AA will run where they need to when they need to. RS101 (the run north to Osmer), normally is an overnight though and normally they stay in Toledo during the day.

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It has apparently been somewhat slow over the road recently, however I would never BET on it. Murphys law, the day you try and go for it the train is already LONG gone. Joining the AA Railroad and successor group on FB is your best bet at a timely heads up.
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Does AA still interchange Chrysler traffic with NS at Milan? Prior to the pandemic that was a seven day a week operation. It may have changed since.
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AARR wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Does AA still interchange Chrysler traffic with NS at Milan? Prior to the pandemic that was a seven day a week operation. It may have changed since.
I've been that way several times the last three months, and I've seen NS power at the north end of Ottawa Yard on several occasions. I also see AA working the interchange with CSX, where their two yards are nearby.

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Does AA still interchange Chrysler traffic with NS at Milan? Prior to the pandemic that was a seven day a week operation. It may have changed since.

It has.....since NS went PSR-crazy, that move to Milan went away....back to the "old" way again

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Didnt NS have a local meet the AA at Milan and drag the autoracks back to Oakwood Yard.

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There is no longer a local based in Milan. Pre pandemic/ PSR there was a B70 and a B71 based in Milan. They would somewhat alternate taking cars to Oakwood (including the AA racks) and serving customers. They would also go to Adrian. Towards the tail end B71 was also doing Rawsonville. Now B73 does Rawsonville. It is unclear if NS has anything really going on in Milan. The AA just has stored cars in the Milan yard for the time being, and does not do racks there anymore.
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