Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

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Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm

As of Monday 4/16, there is a mystery covered hopper sitting at Warren Ave, adjacent to Vesco Oil and Boomer Materials. The 2 current customers are EQ (tanks) and Ferrous (gons).

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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby Waddy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:51 pm

Vestco gets cars to. Never seen a plastics hopper on the line before.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby NYCMan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:46 pm

Saw a Pepsi Cola truck there today pumping from the hopper to the Pepsi Cola tank truck.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:43 pm

They dropped off another 6 fresh hoppers today.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby Waddy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:10 pm

This line can definitly use the extra business hope it stays.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 pm

Covered Hoppers are gone. There appears to be some type of a fence under construction around where the covered hoppers were.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 am

DCON using the number #4 today.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:01 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:DCON using the number #4 today.


Wow, I didn't know that unit was still operable.
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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:01 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Covered Hoppers are gone. There appears to be some type of a fence under construction around where the covered hoppers were.


The hoppers are sitting north of Ferry Street. The new chain link fencing is gated and long enough to fit a couple railcars, and has the Detroit style razor wire along the top. Not a surprise to me considering they have fences and gates all along this line.

Wow, I didn't know that unit was still operable.


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Re: Detroit Connecting RR - Covered Hopper

Unread postby NYCMan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:29 am

Enquiring minds want to know. A couple months back I saw a Pepsi Cola tank truck pumping out (in?) a covered hopper along the DCON along Dequinder Ave. just south of Warren Ave. But, I was curious if anyone know what commodity is being hauled in the covered hoppers that was being transloaded? And, is it being shipped in or out?
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