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Marquette Rail 6/24 & 6/25

Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 am
by ConrailDetr​oit
Sunday June, 24th.

MQT 2057 & 2043 sit at the Martin Marietta plant in Manistee.

ImageMQT - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Trackmobile at PCA.

ImageTrackmobile at PCA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Marquette Rail Caboose

ImageMarquette Rail Caboose by tcamp7837, on Flickr

From The Air:

Marquette Rail Shops. The former Chicago & Illinois Midland SD20, Snowplow, and Caboose are visible.

ImageMarquette Rail Shops - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT & PCA - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Shops - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

PCA Plant

ImagePCA - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Lake Michigan

ImageManistee From the Air by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Later in the day, the Marquette Meteor Job picks up the engines from where they were tied down at the Martin Marietta plant and goes into town to grab their outbound cars.

ImageMQT 2043 - Manistee Lake by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Marquette Meteor - Martin Marietta by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2043 - Martin Marietta by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2057 - Gillispie Rd, Manistee by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2057 - US 31 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

They picked up all tanks from the siding near the Swing Bridge.

ImageMQT 2057 - Manistee, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Marquete Meteor running around in Manistee by tcamp7837, on Flickr

They picked up covered hoppers from Martin Marietta on their way out of town to exchange cars in Walhalla or Baldwin.

ImageMQT Marquette Meteor leaving Manistee by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Bald Eagle Engines and Coaling Tower at Twilight in Baldwin.

ImageBaldwin Coaling Tower at Twilight by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Monday 6/25

In Baldwin, the Bald Eagle Job waits for the Turn Job to arrive to exchange cars.

ImageMQT 3407 - Baldwin Coaling Tower by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The 3407 went around the wye and was given to the Turn Job for extra horsepower for the return trip to Grand Rapids.

ImageMQT Turn Job - Carr Rd, Baldwin by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 3407 - Carr Rd, Baldwin by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Turn Job uncoupled from what appeared to be the Ludington cars and went around the wye to the Ludington Sub and then reversed their inbounds into the siding. Meanwhile, the Bald Eagle Job used the 2040 to grab the Ludington Cars.

ImageMQT NB Turn Job - Baldwin Depot by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Turn Job - Coaling Tower by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2040 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2040 - Baldwin Depot by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Bald Eagle by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Turn Job ran around to the other end of the siding to grab the outbounds. The Bald Eagle pulls the inbounds for Ludington around the wye.

ImageMQT Turn Job Engines by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 2040 - Baldwin, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Bald Eagle & Turn Job by tcamp7837, on Flickr

With the Bald Eagle out of the way, Turn Job was ready to head back south to Sparta.

ImageMQT Turn Job - Baldwin Depot by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT Turn Job - Leaving Baldwin by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Turn Job used the former Toledo, Peoria, and Western GP40X #4056 as one of their engines.

ImageToledo, Peoria, & Western 4056 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Turn Job proceeding south to Sparta, just south of Baldwin.

ImageMQT Turn Job SB from Baldwin by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageMQT 3406 - near Baldwin, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Re: Marquette Rail 6/24 & 6/25

Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:25 am
by AARR
Impressive chase and report, CRD! Thanks for posting!

Re: Marquette Rail 6/24 & 6/25

Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:19 pm
by hoborich
Enjoyed your report and pics.

Re: Marquette Rail 6/24 & 6/25

Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:49 am
by GP30M4216
Great report, thanks for sharing! Those aerial images around Manistee were impressive....it's probably been 10+ years since I've been up there and it was nice to get a handle on just what thing look like currently.

The Bald Eagle job is a Ludington-Baldwin turn, right? Is that regularly running during the day along with the turn job coming up from Sparta?

Re: Marquette Rail 6/24 & 6/25

Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 pm
by ConrailDetr​oit
The Turn Job seems to run during the day, arriving in Baldwin around Noon.

The Bald Eagle job seems to be based out of Baldwin as the engines were kept there overnight and either runs to Walhalla or Ludington.