Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

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Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Unread postby Steamlogger » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 pm

https://youtu.be/ZJ-Rnq_EImQ
Filmed in the spring of 1994 we see the Grand Rapids Eastern run from Grand Rapids to Ionia Michigan.
On the way a stop is made in Ada to switch Amway. Amway has a small yard behind their buildings that is not viewable from public property.
Once in Ionia the crew runs around their train and spots a couple box cars at American Bumper.
On they way back to Grand Rapids the train crosses the Mid Michigan Railroad diamond in Lowell.

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Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Unread postby EWRice » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:41 pm

Great video! Can't wait for more. A couple observations: did I see box car with MMRR markings on it? Also, after so many years, it amazes me that that unit still has the same horn and, except for one time I saw it in Grand Haven, every engineer seems to blow that horn the same way.
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Unread postby Steamlogger » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:47 pm

Thanks
The next video in the series features Milwaukee Road 261 on a trip to Chicago Land
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:17 pm

EWRice wrote:Great video! Can't wait for more. A couple observations: did I see box car with MMRR markings on it? Also, after so many years, it amazes me that that unit still has the same horn and, except for one time I saw it in Grand Haven, every engineer seems to blow that horn the same way.

There were quite a few boxcars and covered hoppers lettered for MMRR. There were also MS gons and GRE boxcars, too. The MMRR boxcars were for appliance service out of Greenville, IIRC.
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