Generator coming to Edwardsburg on CN

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Generator coming to Edwardsburg on CN

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So there’s another heavy load coming. CSX transferred to LSRC today.

Anyone got eyes on if LSRC transferred to CN yet?

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There was one just delivered at Edwardsburg last week from the west. I was watching them unload it last Sunday.

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GTW wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:59 pm
There was one just delivered at Edwardsburg last week from the west. I was watching them unload it last Sunday.
LSRC has now transferred it to CN Flint Yard as of yesterday afternoon.

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There is a power plant project going on in Niles that is responsible for these deliveries to Edwardsburg. I'm assuming something involving scheduling and/or clearances in town is why they weren't delivered via NS on the Michigan Line. The items in question are generator/turbine sets. I caught part of the first set last month that had the GT leader.
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MQT1223 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:12 pm
There is a power plant project going on in Niles that is responsible for these deliveries to Edwardsburg. I'm assuming something involving scheduling and/or clearances in town is why they weren't delivered via NS on the Michigan Line. The items in question are generator/turbine sets. I caught part of the first set last month that had the GT leader.
the second move snuck by us a week ago. x521 is the symbol they used.


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So, was this site the location of the Niles Yard into the Conrail era?

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Here is a picture from the collection of Herb and Donna Ocheryder of the Niles property in 1919.
niles yard.jpg

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jrgerber wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Here is a picture from the collection of Herb and Donna Ocheryder of the Niles property in 1919.

niles yard.jpg
The Roundhouse and Turntable are still in place. A company called Roundhouse Industries (I think that's the name) occupies the site. Very cool to see how its been repurposed. The other building left is what I believe to be the former erecting shop or the backshop.

Fun fact, I learned that a few years ago had the proposed restoration of NYC 3001 got the green light, that this building was one of the options considered as a restoration site.
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