Detroit Eastside 2.14.18

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Detroit Eastside 2.14.18

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:13 am

The CN 533 waits at Clay St for a signal at Milwaukee Jct to go around the wye, then pull forward on the Mt Clemens Sub to East Yard where they would pickup 2 cars, then continue north to Port Huron. They were running about 12 hours behind schedule on a recrew from the previous night due to congestion at Moterm with the extra intermodal trains due to the upsurge in traffic.

ImageCN 8939 - D&M by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After switching Exel, Conrail NY-6 delivers empty gondolas to Strong Steel, then runs around their boxcars from Exel and heads north on the Beltine. They would pickup their tanks from PVS at Huber Yard then go back to North Yard.

ImageConrail NY-6, Strong Steel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5008 - Harper Ave, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageConrail NY-6, Huber St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At Erwin St on the Terminal East, Conrail NY-7 brings a train of Autoracks for the Chrysler Docks at Mack Yard.

ImageConrail NY-7, Erwin St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Back at Clay St, CN 451 turns north onto the Holly Sub with CN, red white and blue BCOL, and BNSF engines.

ImageCN 451 - Clay St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageBCOL 4607 - Clay St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After 451 cleared and the crew of 515 finished their roll by, 515 prepares to wye their engine at Milwaukee Jct.

ImageCN 515 - D&M by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCN 6223, D&M by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCN 515 - Milwaukee Jct by tcamp7837, on Flickr

A collision almost occurred between 515 and a truck backing into the Warehouse inside of the wye at Milwaukee Jct as the truck became stuck in the snow while fouling the track, seconds before 515 came around the Sugarhouse Wye. If 515 had cars and would not have been a lite engine, there likely would have been a collision.

ImageNear Collision, Sugarhouse Wye by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageTruck Stuck on Sugarhouse Wye by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After CN Police and a couple of maintainers showed up to help get the truck unstuck after 2 attempts, 515 couples back to their train and heads around the Sugarhouse Wye.

ImageCN Sugarhouse Incident by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCN 515 - D&M by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After switching All American Plywood and Sterling Oil, CN 950 heads south past Caniff St to wye their train at Milwaukee Jct. On their way back to Pontiac they would switch Gage in Ferndale.

ImageGTW 4619 - Caniff St, Hamtramck by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGTW 4619 - Clay St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCN 950 - D&M by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Amtrak 350 turns onto the Holly Sub on the final track to Pontiac.

ImageAmtrak 27, Clay St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Detroit Eastside 2.14.18

Unread postby AARR » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 am

Excellent pictures and narration, CRD. Thank you for posting.
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Re: Detroit Eastside 2.14.18

Unread postby hoborich » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:34 pm

What he said!
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