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GTW Pontiac

Unread postby hoborich » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:20 pm

I used to work at the old Johnson Ave yard in Pontiac back in the late 60s. It was a busy place back then, with Pontiac motors, doing two shifts, GM Truck and Coach, Sam Allen scrap, three commuters each way, the Jackson local Mon thru Fri, the PO&N local several times a week, and many road trains setting off and picking up. Was by there a year ago, and the old yard office is gone. What goes on at Pontiac these days, if anything? Thanks.
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby AARR » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:37 am

There's a Pontiac-Warren Local (turns north at Milwaukee Jct.). There might be a yard job that switches a handful of local industries including the scrap yard on the PO&N, the stamping plant (once a week on Wednesday), a lumber transload on the beltline (small), Inland Plywood still gets a car now and then, and north there are a few customers including lumber, autorack repair facility and landscaping aggregates.
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:01 pm

Locals

513. Evening Pontiac Yard job Monday thru Friday.

514. Flint to Pontiac to Flint transfer at night.

515. Pontiac to south end of Mt Clemens Sub / Nolan Yard.

950. Holly Sub local. Pontiac to East Yard. Works Royal Oak Wastepaper, Gage, All American, Metro ( if still shipping ), Sterling Oil. Interchanges cars with Conrail and Detroit Connecting RR at East Yard.

Road Trains

391 makes a pickup every night.

116 and 502 work the yard.
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:04 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Locals

513. Evening Pontiac Yard job Monday thru Friday.

514. Flint to Pontiac to Flint transfer at night.

515. Pontiac to south end of Mt Clemens Sub / Nolan Yard.

950. Holly Sub local. Pontiac to East Yard. Works Royal Oak Wastepaper, Gage, All American, Metro ( if still shipping ), Sterling Oil. Interchanges cars with Conrail and Detroit Connecting RR at East Yard.

Road Trains

391 makes a pickup every night.

116 and 502 work the yard.


How far does 513 run, or does it just stay in the yard?
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby hoborich » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:05 pm

Thanks guys.
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:55 pm

513 works around Pontiac. They switch the yard, Inland Plywood, and work the Beltline to switch GM Metal Stamping (on Wednesdays), Ferrous Scrap, and the Lumber Distribution. They will switch Red Lava in Waterford if 514 does not.
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:27 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:513 works around Pontiac. They switch the yard, Inland Plywood, and work the Beltline to switch GM Metal Stamping (on Wednesdays), Ferrous Scrap, and the Lumber Distribution. They will switch Red Lava in Waterford if 514 does not.


Ahh, ok. Thanks!
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Re: GTW Pontiac

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:13 am

Inland Plywood and the lumber transload (I think it's for Church's Lumber) don't seem to get cars very often. And for as big as the Ferrous place is they don't get a lot of rail cars.
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