Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

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Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:00 am

The DCON has been using the 65 Tonner while the SW-1200 has been down for the last few weeks.

On Monday 8/24, the only outbound car to interchange to CN was a single Gondola from Ferrous, loaded with scrap aluminum.

ImageDetroit Connecting RR #4 - Trombly St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr


ImageDetroit Connecting RR by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After getting permission from CN Desk 8 to open up at Milwaukee Jct, they proceeded to East Yard.

ImageDetroit Connecting RR - Milwaukee Jct, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Connecting RR - over Joseph Compau by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Connecting #4 - 65 Tonner by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Connecting RR - CN Interchange by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Meanwhile, Conrail NY-6 heads onto the Terminal West to pickup 2 loaded Gondolas from Winston Brothers and tanks from Alpha Reisins.

ImageConrail NY-6 - Terminal West by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5267 - Terminal West by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5267 - Conant St by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageConrail NY-6 - Winston Bros by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageConrail NY-6 - Terminal West by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5267 - Ryan Rd, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The DCON returns to the cut with 8 Inbound cars from CN. 3 Empty Gons for Ferrous, 4 tanks for EQ, and 1 Covered Hopper for Pepsi?

ImageDetroit Connecting RR by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDCON #4 - Milwaukee St, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Connecting RR by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDCON #4 - under I-94, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The 3 empty Gondolas were shoved into Ferrous and 2 of the tanks and the covered hopper were placed in the Lettuce Yard.

The crossing at Ferry St had to be flagged due to the downed crossing protection that was hit by a car.

ImageDetroit Connecting RR Flagging Ferry St by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDowned Crossing Protection by tcamp7837, on Flickr

2 of the Tanks were placed at EQ.

ImageDCON Switching EQ, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageDetroit Connecting RR switching EQ, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr


At the end of the day, the #4 was put into the engine cage with the 836.

ImageAdrian & Blissfield Engines, Detroit by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

Unread postby AARR » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:55 am

As always well done CRD
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

Unread postby Man o' War » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Agree with AARR - nice job of documenting the DCON. Looking at photo #6, I'm trying to get an idea of how many tracks are left at East Yard - 4 or 5 maybe ?

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Re: Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

Unread postby Crow T Robot » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:02 pm

Looks like 6? But I'm counting the one on the far right not sure if that is part of the yard trackage?
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR & Conrail - 8.24.18

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 am

Great study of urban terminal railroading in 2018. Awesome to see the little centercab still earning its keep! Thanks for sharing!

Is DCON #9 still on the property or did that get transferred to another A&B operation?
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