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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:50 pm

Thanks 1 Track for the info, would like to see both 35s together just once.On a different note the scuttlebutt on a possible new way to negotiate downtown Kazoo is that the city is looking at a route that would go north off the Michigan line and proceed north to Grand Rapids. Will see what the powers to be come up with?
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:19 am

Somewhere I have a shot of 3531 and 3534 working 120 in Grand Rapids together, I'll have to see if I can find that.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:11 am

Did find 3531 & 3534 together on same track at Gearhart but not connected. Also NS 7129 & 5334 in from Jackson. CN 5479 was at Kilgore yard.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:44 pm

Checked out things in Bristol today. New crossing being prepared for SR120 east of town, will be closed for a week. Also installing new switch for customer just west of crossing as it was a southbound (westbound ) switch for 501, when finished will be a northbound (eastbound ) switch for 501. 501 came thru at 1:30pm westbound with good size train, 302 came thru Three Rivers at 3:30pm northbound with 4209 & 4206 pulling a really good size train.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby GAP » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:08 am

I have seen or heard 501 heading north thru Portage about noon-ish on several Tuesdays. Is their pattern to run south on Mondays, turn and head back then die on time somewhere, then continue north on Tuesday? If so, what about the other days? Or, if different, what is their usual pattern? Where in Bristol (or that area) is a passing siding for 501 to run around its train to head back north?
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby justalurker66 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 pm

There is a 12,750ft controlled siding at the state lne (CP14 to CP16 White Pigeon). 4.6 miles east of SR120.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:22 pm

They do have a passing siding in Bristol proper. Starts at the crossing nearest downtown and goes west with sidings coming off it in both directions. 501 has been recrewed also some days as they go on duty 9am in Kazoo and some nights are going north thru Three Rivers way past midnight.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:56 am

With the code line work in progress all signals in Three Rivers are dark and the detector at 25.6 is silent. Crews have been calling out Control Points over the radio. A lot of CDL contractor trucks in every shanty and crews on top of signals. This week should be interesting on train times with the Bristol crossing being worked on all week and the like.
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