CONRAIL's Last Winter

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CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 06, 2012 1:03 pm

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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 06, 2012 4:27 pm

In the first video see how deep the snow was on the box cars!

Seeing all those box cars in Sterling Heights consists is depressing. There is hardly any box car traffic anymore from Sterling.

Hey, in the 5th video on the GTW train there is an ex-AA 86' in the consist :)

I prefer Charlie's video's because he shows the whole train 8)

I never thought about it before, but it would be erie engineering a train traveling over tracks covered by snow and not being able to see the rails :shock:

BTW DTI - These are awesome vidoes :!:

I wish Amtraks box car traffic had panned out. I enjoyed seeing the box cars in their consists.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 06, 2012 4:36 pm

AARR wrote:In the first video see how deep the snow was on the box cars!

The first two on one of the trains had a 3 Ft, high pile on it! lol
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 06, 2012 7:11 pm

DT&I wrote:I wonder who was narrating becuase CR never had a SD70I.

I thought he said SD60I :?
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 06, 2012 7:16 pm

I must've heard wrong, it sounded to me like SD70I.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:23 pm

I can tell from the narrators voice they are Green Frog videos. Most of the older ones have mutipel mistakes in them.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby milineamtrak » Mon May 07, 2012 12:06 am

I have this on DVD.

I wonder why at the beginning why Amtrak 355 is coming from the direction of the Michigan Central Station. This was filmed in the winter of 1998 - 1999 and Amtrak stopped using the area near the station in 1994. The movie looks to be shot from the middle of Bay City Jct but I could be wrong. The train would be coming off the North Yard Branch from Vinewood and not from the direction of the station.

The F40 is in an odd spot on the train.

The autoracks train on the Michigan Line at the end is ML441. It is now NS 31M (previously 41M) and runs on Detroit Line.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby canpac08 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:59 am

Looks like amtrak 355 is comings from the direction of bay city jct/24th street as seen from the wye at scotten
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 09, 2012 11:02 am

canpac08 wrote:Looks like amtrak 355 is comings from the direction of bay city jct/24th street as seen from the why at scotten

I do not know all the names of the junctions and tracks in that part of Detroit but when Amtrak comes south from Pontiac they use the old Bay City Jct to go west on the Michigan Line.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby canpac08 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:20 am

Just going from memory and the current conrail timetable. As to the layout of CSA in Detroit
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 pm

Amtrak wont be going by Scotten for much longer once the new connection at West Detroit is finished.
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Re: CONRAIL's Last Winter

Unread postby milineamtrak » Wed May 09, 2012 9:40 pm

One minute into part 1 there is 2 tracks going to the left of the screen. I believe thats the east legs of the Bay City Jct wye.
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