Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

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Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:42 am

Friday 12/23

Conrail LV-4 returns back to Livernois from the Terminal West with 2 Tankers.

ImageCSX 4401 - Lonyo St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageConrail LV-4 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At CP Lou, Conrail LV-9 crosses over to the Michigan Ave Connector to CSX with cars for Dearborn Steel.

ImageCSX 8828 - CP Lou by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX 8828 - Michigan Ave Connector by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Up above on CSX, D717 arrives at Rougemere from Plymouth.

ImageD717 - CSX Detroit Sub by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At Rougemere, a classic Chessie Caboose was present. This Caboose was formerly in Plymouth.

ImageChessie Caboose - Rougemere Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At the Conrail Bridge, CN 451 crosses over the Rouge River.

ImageCN 451 - Conrail Bridge by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At YD, NS 288 waits for their turn into Oakwood.

ImageNS 288 - YD, River Rouge by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At Delray, CSX Q132 with Union Pacific Leaders enters their final stretch of track to Livernois.

ImageQ132 - 4.8 NS Main by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageQ132 - UP Leaders, Delray Tower by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Q151 with a BNSF Leader meets Q132 on the NS Mains.

ImageQ151 & Q132 - Old Main, Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

NS 171 turns the corner to Oakwood.

ImageNS 8768 - Delray Jct, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Image3 Way at Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Saturday 12/24

NS 31M heads south on Conrail's Detroit Line.
ImageNS 1042 - Detroit, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

NS BD12 sits lite engine waiting for CSX Y122 to head to Livernois with Conrail interchange cars.

ImageNS BD07 & CSX Y122 at Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

BD12 heads straight across Delray to the Reserve Yard on the Boat Line.

ImageNS 6152, Detroit, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 6152 - Detroit, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 6152 - Reserve Yard, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After waiting for all of the other railroads, CP T-27 turns the corner to Oakwood.

ImageT27 turning the corner at Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

BD12 shunts the Container Facility at the Reserve Yard.

ImageBD12 w. Containers, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageBD12 shunting the container yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

On the "Main", CSX Y194 shoves down the Boat Line with the Chessie Caboose Leading.

ImageY194 shoving with Caboose by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageY194, West End St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageChessie Caboose - Detroit, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageY194 - Dragoon St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

They shoved all the way from Rougemere to the 12th St Transload with the caboose to eliminate the need to run around, using less time.

ImageChesse Caboose - W Grand Blvd, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageChessie Caboose - Ambassador Bridge by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Back at the Reserve Yard, BD12 has their Container Cars and is ready to return back to Oakwood.

ImageNS 6152 - Reserve Yard, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr


At Delray, a very long NS 332 waits for two CP Eastbounds to pass through. After they did, they pulled forward for headroom to shove into River Rouge Yard.

ImageBNSF 4071 - Detroit, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 332 & BD12 meet at Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Q151 prepares to leave Detroit on the Lincoln Secondary after all of the junctions and bridges are clear.

ImageQ151 - Old Main by tcamp7837, on Flickr

CN 451 heads north with 7 engines, 5 of them BNSF.

ImageCN 2175 - Dearborn St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageBNSF Lashup - Delray by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After all of the roadfreights were clear, BD12 returned back to Oakwood.

ImageBD12 - Delray Jct by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 6152 - Dearborn St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Later in Mexican Town, CP T-28 slows down to let a Westbound CP Train clear the Tunnel before they could return to Windsor.

ImageCP T28 - over Vernor St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageT28 - Michigan Central Station, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby AARR » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:48 am

Thanks, CRD. I like your trip reports. Even though the temperature was 40ish it was very damp and at least to me chilly.
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:51 am

The 24th was crazy between 10am and 1pm at delray. Just non stop action and work. Really good day to be down there.
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby hoborich » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:03 pm

Where was CN 451 going with the five BNSF locos? I'm assuming they were dead in tow. They were apparently headed away from their home rails.
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:21 am

451 turns north to Durand then west on the Flint Sub to one of the yards in the Chicago area. Others may be able to tell which one.
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby hoborich » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks.
I notice the old MC depot is looking a lot better these days. Anyone know what Mattie has in mind? Those new windows must have cost a small fortune.
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Re: Southwest Detroit 12.23 & 12.24

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:18 pm

hoborich wrote:Thanks.
Anyone know what Mattie has in mind? Those new windows must have cost a small fortune.


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