Lansing, MI 9.24.18

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Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:07 am

CSX Q329 was by Ensel Yard at 10am but no picture.

GTW 5847 was working between Cedar and Cory Yard then returned lite to Cory Yard.

ImageGTW 5847 - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGTW 5847 - Cory Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

A Westbound CSX Work Convoy passed through town to perform trackwork near Grand Ledge.

ImageCSX Hi rail - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX Equipment - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX Track Equipment - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Jackson & Lansing RR heads back to Mason with lite engines.

ImageADBF - Michigan State Capitol by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageADBF 1751 - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageJackson & Lansing RR - Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After waiting for an Eastbound CN at Cedar, they proceed past what remains of South Yard.

ImageJackson & Lansing RR - South Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At Trowbridge, after CSX D708 cleared the junction, CN 502 heads east.

ImageCN 502 - CN Trowbridge by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Clear Signal was for CN 397.

ImageCN 397 - East Lansing, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby AARR » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:03 am

Thanks for the report, CRD.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby Michael » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:56 am

I like your shot of ADBF in front of the state capital building.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby AARR » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:09 pm

That was a particularly good one, CRD 8)
Michael wrote:I like your shot of ADBF in front of the state capital building.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:40 am

AARR wrote:That was a particularly good one, CRD 8)
Michael wrote:I like your shot of ADBF in front of the state capital building.



Nice shots!!!
Shots#4, 5 and 6 above were taken on East Kalamazoo Street, looking west towards both the CSX and the JAIL railroad crossings in Lansing.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby Hogger1225 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:44 am

Shot #9 referring to "South Yard" was, at least back in the day when I worked there (PC Conrail NS), that yard was officially "Lansing Yard" in the employee timetables. Simply called "South Yard" because it was on the south side of town. Our old rules examiner would often try and trip people up by giving an train order example using "South Yard" in the body of the train order such as, "Engine 5649 run extra Rives Jct to South Yard" and see how many people would say that was a valid train order. The real "South Yard" (as listed in the timetable) was in Kalamazoo. I had to correct an NS train dispatcher once when he gave me a Form D and and referred to Lansing Yard as South Yard. Just a little history. We still called it South Yard most of the time though when using the radio, ect.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby AARR » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 pm

^^^I like the stories and inside information, Hogger.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby Steve B » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:30 am

Great photos! Glad to still see a bit of GT blue. Cory Yard is actually 4 miles west of your shots. The yard you photographed is between the stations of Hope and Mill and may not have a name in the current timetable, but was at one point was called "Lansing," and unofficially New Yard or Snow Rd. Yard.
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Re: Lansing, MI 9.24.18

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am

A great capture of Lansing railroading, including some operating history in the form of GP9s and GTW blue!
I like your shot of ADBF in front of the state capital building.


I work just out of view to the right of this photo. Someday I'll be able to time my lunch in order to get a similar shot! Some weeks, it seems like the JAIL comes by lite units just as often as having cars!

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