Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Cass County is in SW MI along the IN border.

So its not between Coldwater and Sturgis? How about somewhere on the WMI?

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:Cass County? Isn't that in Indiana? It's not from Indiana.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:47 pm

AARR wrote:Cass County is in SW MI along the IN border.

So its not between Coldwater and Sturgis? How about somewhere on the WMI?


You're thinking too big. Think much smaller. This track removal was at least vaguely covered on this site, I think. Probably in the location update threads.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:04 pm

I'm gonna say part of the old C&O between Greenville and Lowell or the GT between the Kent/Ionia County line and Ionia.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:26 pm

This one is driving me nuts, who the hell would re-hab a rail line with new ballast, then pull up the rails before the weeds have a chance to grow. The light standards on the hill aren't much of a clue, could be almost anywhere.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:29 pm

I'm going to agree with MQT1223 and guess between Lowell and Greenville. The line was rehabbed at one point for the appliance traffic from Greenville.
MQT1223 wrote:I'm gonna say part of the old C&O between Greenville and Lowell or the GT between the Kent/Ionia County line and Ionia.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:15 pm

To my knowledge, this wasn't part of a Class 1 main line. It's close to a current CSX "mainline" (or at least what passes for such in this state) and not that far from CN's mainline between Chicago and Toronto.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:01 pm

I hadn't checked out the location on Google's map site. Apparently this was a tail track for an industry, not the connecting spur I thought it was.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Is it Port Huron, Flint or Lansing?
GreatLakesRailfan wrote:To my knowledge, this wasn't part of a Class 1 main line. It's close to a current CSX "mainline" (or at least what passes for such in this state) and not that far from CN's mainline between Chicago and Toronto.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:21 pm

AARR wrote:Is it Port Huron, Flint or Lansing?
GreatLakesRailfan wrote:To my knowledge, this wasn't part of a Class 1 main line. It's close to a current CSX "mainline" (or at least what passes for such in this state) and not that far from CN's mainline between Chicago and Toronto.



The coal tail track off the C&O Ry just west of Farm Lane Road on MSU campus, East Lansing, East Lansing School District, Ingham County. That shot above is looking east toward Farm Lane Road from the Recycling Drive on the MSU campus, East Lansing. Amtrak trains 364/365 operating between Port Huron and Chicago on the CN Flint Sub with stops at the new East Lansing Amtrak Station on the west side of Harrison Road with train 365 stop at 8:45am every morning westbound and train 364 stops at 8:54pm every evening eastbound.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:56 pm

AARR wrote:I'm going to agree with MQT1223 and guess between Lowell and Greenville. The line was rehabbed at one point for the appliance traffic from Greenville.
MQT1223 wrote:I'm gonna say part of the old C&O between Greenville and Lowell or the GT between the Kent/Ionia County line and Ionia.


So I take it this isn't it? This is a darn good guess.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Pixl » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:53 pm

MQT1223 wrote:So I take it this isn't it? This is a darn good guess.


Weak.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:16 am

Pixl wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:So I take it this isn't it? This is a darn good guess.


Weak.


I got no replies so I had no idea. Harsh response...
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:24 am

MQT1223 wrote:
Pixl wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:So I take it this isn't it? This is a darn good guess.


Weak.


I got no replies so I had no idea. Harsh response...

Postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:15 pm

To my knowledge, this wasn't part of a Class 1 main line. It's close to a current CSX "mainline" (or at least what passes for such in this state) and not that far from CN's mainline between Chicago and Toronto.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:35 pm

Grrr....Rodney got it. Taken from Recycling Drive after leaving the show at MSU last fall. Here's the view looking the other way: Image
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:14 pm

That was an excellent one GLR. I never would have gotten it. Even now as I look at the aerial I can not tell that is the spot.

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:Grrr....Rodney got it. Taken from Recycling Drive after leaving the show at MSU last fall. Here's the view looking the other way: Image
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:26 pm

My guess was weak :lol:

MQT1223 wrote:
Pixl wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:So I take it this isn't it? This is a darn good guess.


Weak.


I got no replies so I had no idea. Harsh response...
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:46 pm

Anyone know this location?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:40 pm

Michael wrote:Anyone know this location?
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Just a wild guess, but is it near Rives Junction?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:00 pm

You are the Man, 1949 (high-five) and that's not weak :lol:
railrod1949 wrote:
AARR wrote:Is it Port Huron, Flint or Lansing?
GreatLakesRailfan wrote:To my knowledge, this wasn't part of a Class 1 main line. It's close to a current CSX "mainline" (or at least what passes for such in this state) and not that far from CN's mainline between Chicago and Toronto.



The coal tail track off the C&O Ry just west of Farm Lane Road on MSU campus, East Lansing, East Lansing School District, Ingham County. That shot above is looking east toward Farm Lane Road from the Recycling Drive on the MSU campus, East Lansing. Amtrak trains 364/365 operating between Port Huron and Chicago on the CN Flint Sub with stops at the new East Lansing Amtrak Station on the west side of Harrison Road with train 365 stop at 8:45am every morning westbound and train 364 stops at 8:54pm every evening eastbound.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:22 pm

Michael wrote:Anyone know this location?
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Garfield Road looking west, west of Coldwater.
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