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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:56 am

AARR wrote:Excellent report CAT. Thanks to you I do not have to risk my life railfanning this neat operation :) 8) . Those are SD26's, right? I believe the only other ones still in operation are on Pan Am.


All SD26's have been cut up by Pan Am as of a few years ago.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:30 pm

I recently published a book that includes a chapter on each of the railroad operations of the Port Inland, Cedarville and Rogers City quarries with photographs taken from 1965 to 1991. It is entitled "Taconite, Calcite, Dolomite, Michigan Mineral Railroads" that is available on Amazon.com. As you can tell by the title, it also covers Michigan's Iron Ore railroads. Byron Babbish
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:49 pm

Welcome, Byron. Looking forward to more of your posts.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:07 pm

Manistique wrote:I recently published a book that includes a chapter on each of the railroad operations of the Port Inland, Cedarville and Rogers City quarries with photographs taken from 1965 to 1991. It is entitled "Taconite, Calcite, Dolomite, Michigan Mineral Railroads" that is available on Amazon.com. As you can tell by the title, it also covers Michigan's Iron Ore railroads. Byron Babbish


Welcome Bryon! BTW, I have one of your books(Book 4 of the GTW series). Very good coverage of the Holly Sub! Anyways, I don't mean to derail the thread, lol.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 am

atrainguy60 wrote:
Manistique wrote:I recently published a book that includes a chapter on each of the railroad operations of the Port Inland, Cedarville and Rogers City quarries with photographs taken from 1965 to 1991. It is entitled "Taconite, Calcite, Dolomite, Michigan Mineral Railroads" that is available on Amazon.com. As you can tell by the title, it also covers Michigan's Iron Ore railroads. Byron Babbish


Welcome Bryon! BTW, I have one of your books(Book 4 of the GTW series). Very good coverage of the Holly Sub! Anyways, I don't mean to derail the thread, lol.


There is a Holly Sub book?
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 am

atrainguy60 wrote:
Manistique wrote:I recently published a book that includes a chapter on each of the railroad operations of the Port Inland, Cedarville and Rogers City quarries with photographs taken from 1965 to 1991. It is entitled "Taconite, Calcite, Dolomite, Michigan Mineral Railroads" that is available on Amazon.com. As you can tell by the title, it also covers Michigan's Iron Ore railroads. Byron Babbish


Welcome Bryon! BTW, I have one of your books(Book 4 of the GTW series). Very good coverage of the Holly Sub! Anyways, I don't mean to derail the thread, lol.


There is a Holly Sub book?
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:06 pm

MQT1223 wrote:
atrainguy60 wrote:
Manistique wrote:I recently published a book that includes a chapter on each of the railroad operations of the Port Inland, Cedarville and Rogers City quarries with photographs taken from 1965 to 1991. It is entitled "Taconite, Calcite, Dolomite, Michigan Mineral Railroads" that is available on Amazon.com. As you can tell by the title, it also covers Michigan's Iron Ore railroads. Byron Babbish


Welcome Bryon! BTW, I have one of your books(Book 4 of the GTW series). Very good coverage of the Holly Sub! Anyways, I don't mean to derail the thread, lol.


There is a Holly Sub book?


Yes, it's a cool pictorial book of the Holly Sub from the 1975 to 2000 south of Pontiac. It's part of The Railfan Chronicles book series.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:14 pm

All of my railroad books can be also seen (and purchased) on my website, ByronBabbish.com (other than the two I published this year, Michigan Mineral Railroads and Roundhouses of Michigan Railroads, which haven't been added to it yet). Byron
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby MP73point4 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 am

NS3322 wrote:
MP73point4 wrote:
JANGAJONGA wrote:Is the Cedarville operation still running? I don't think I had heard of that before.

Cedarville is still running. Pictures taken 4/29/16. Loco is remote control, nobody on board.
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Any public access to take pictures?

Sorry for the late reply. I've been on vacation for a week.
Only public access is where it crosses Hwy 134 on an overpass east of Cedarville and then at the other end of the line north of town at Swede Rd. That said, when I've stopped at the office (at the overpass) and asked for permission, they have allowed access to the private company road along the tracks which is where I took these photos. The train shuttles back and forth about every half hour (1 hour or so round trip). It moves along fairly slow. I'd guess maybe 20 mph tops. I've heard the operation can be irregular though for a variety of reasons.
The line isn't very photogenic. Just stone and cedar trees the whole way.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad─C&IM SD20 locos!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:47 pm

Folks, I have been wanting to photograph some ex Chicago & Illinois Midland® SD20 locos!!!! I never got any of them and now it may be too late!!!! I knew there were some at Port Inland® in the U.P. I also was "Following" one working in Peoria, Illinois (Illinois Midland®)! That loco then went to the Indiana Southern® in Indiana! The loco, SD20 #81, was still in full C&IM paint and lettering (though more recently with only "IM" showing)! Recently I "Searched" online for these locos! Number 81 was "Transferred" to Port Inland® to work with the other three C&IM SD20 locos! Man, I wish I went up there to photograph them! Last year (2016) they all were sold to Larry's Truck & Electric® near Youngstown, Ohio (McDonald)!!!! However, they may still be in C&IM paint! Does anyone here know more about these locos? :?: Are they being "Leased" somewhere? Is there a place I could go to photograph them? Could these SD20s still be at Larry's? If so, is it possible to get permission to go there and take pix on the property? :?: :?

Here's CIM SD20 #81, 5/1/2014 Petersburg, IN (photo by Ryan Scott):
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4079750

Here are all four CIM SD20 locos on their way to Larry's, 4/15/2016 Wheeling, IL (photo by Kyle Krinninger):
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4442155#

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

Photos in Port Inland, MI: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locThumbs.aspx?id=68779
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby hoborich » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:40 pm

If the Cedarville train is remote operated, and no one is aboard, where is it operated from, and where is the operator?
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:06 pm

2019 Update:

I found a few photos of the new power on the Port Inland Railroad.

Part of the caption on Joshua Dudinetz's photo reads:
Joshua Dudinetz wrote:For reasons unknown, Genessee and Wyoming left the Port Inland operation in 2016, selling off their four green C&IM SD20s to LTEX in the process. Four somewhat similar locomotives were brought in by Carmeuse as replacements in the form of two SD20s and two GP9s.


The SD20's are: OPT 2030 and OPT 2041
The GP9's are: LSLX 1712 and the second one is a mystery.

OPT 2030 (SD20) (ex-NREX 2030 (SD20), ex-ICG 2030 (SD20), ex-UP 778 (SD7))
Photo by Joshua Dudinetz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60207773@N07/37236431010
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OPT 2041 (SD20) (ex-BO 7437, reblt 1/88 to ICG 2041)
Photo by Jim Guest.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimguest/29181995932
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LSLX 1712 (GP9) (ex-FEC 672)
Photo by Unknown
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby TC railman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Where is this exactly?
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:43 pm

TC railman wrote:Where is this exactly?
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:06 pm

The Port Inland limestone mine is located southeast of Gulliver, MI. Facinating place.
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby GLC 392 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:10 pm

The IMRR 81 to my knowledge never went to Port Inland and I know for sure wasn’t part of the group sold to LTEX. 81 went from the Indiana Southern to Marquette Rail where we had it for a few years. The summer of 2018 it was sold to KLWX and from there it was repainted and sold to Cargill.

Robertrains wrote:Folks, I have been wanting to photograph some ex Chicago & Illinois Midland® SD20 locos!!!! I never got any of them and now it may be too late!!!! I knew there were some at Port Inland® in the U.P. I also was "Following" one working in Peoria, Illinois (Illinois Midland®)! That loco then went to the Indiana Southern® in Indiana! The loco, SD20 #81, was still in full C&IM paint and lettering (though more recently with only "IM" showing)! Recently I "Searched" online for these locos! Number 81 was "Transferred" to Port Inland® to work with the other three C&IM SD20 locos! Man, I wish I went up there to photograph them! Last year (2016) they all were sold to Larry's Truck & Electric® near Youngstown, Ohio (McDonald)!!!! However, they may still be in C&IM paint! Does anyone here know more about these locos? :?: Are they being "Leased" somewhere? Is there a place I could go to photograph them? Could these SD20s still be at Larry's? If so, is it possible to get permission to go there and take pix on the property? :?: :?

Here's CIM SD20 #81, 5/1/2014 Petersburg, IN (photo by Ryan Scott):
Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4079750

Here are all four CIM SD20 locos on their way to Larry's, 4/15/2016 Wheeling, IL (photo by Kyle Krinninger):
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4442155#

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

Photos in Port Inland, MI: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locThumbs.aspx?id=68779
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Robertrains » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:28 am

GLC 392, I found out later in 2017 that C&IM SD20 #81 went to MQT! It was only for 2017-18! I found out recently about 81 being sold! I'm glad to have seen it last January! :mrgreen:
Here, read all about what happened to C&IM 81 on this thread: http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35066

GLC 392 wrote:The IMRR 81 to my knowledge never went to Port Inland and I know for sure wasn’t part of the group sold to LTEX. 81 went from the Indiana Southern to Marquette Rail where we had it for a few years. The summer of 2018 it was sold to KLWX and from there it was repainted and sold to Cargill.
Robertrains wrote: » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Folks, I have been wanting to photograph some ex Chicago & Illinois Midland® SD20 locos!!!! I never got any of them and now it may be too late!!!!
Here's CIM SD20 #81, 5/1/2014 Petersburg, IN (photo by Ryan Scott):
Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4079750
Here are all four CIM SD20 locos on their way to Larry's, 4/15/2016 Wheeling, IL (photo by Kyle Krinninger):
Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4442155#

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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Crow T Robot » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:31 pm

Where about did you take these pictures?

NS3322 wrote:2019 Update:

I found a few photos of the new power on the Port Inland Railroad.

Part of the caption on Joshua Dudinetz's photo reads:
Joshua Dudinetz wrote:For reasons unknown, Genessee and Wyoming left the Port Inland operation in 2016, selling off their four green C&IM SD20s to LTEX in the process. Four somewhat similar locomotives were brought in by Carmeuse as replacements in the form of two SD20s and two GP9s.


The SD20's are: OPT 2030 and OPT 2041
The GP9's are: LSLX 1712 and the second one is a mystery.

OPT 2030 (SD20) (ex-NREX 2030 (SD20), ex-ICG 2030 (SD20), ex-UP 778 (SD7))
Photo by Joshua Dudinetz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60207773@N07/37236431010
Image

OPT 2041 (SD20) (ex-BO 7437, reblt 1/88 to ICG 2041)
Photo by Jim Guest.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimguest/29181995932
Image

LSLX 1712 (GP9) (ex-FEC 672)
Photo by Unknown
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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:43 pm

Those shots are at the public crossing just south of the mine:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.0544463 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Port Inland Railroad

Unread postby Crow T Robot » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:38 am

Might check it out this year. I think I tried it once but the road got real bad and had to turn around not sure if it was the same one though..
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