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by arty flowers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 100201

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Already late, short on time, but at least here, D70822 added more cars into the Ogihara run around and then departed for Brighton at 19:52 to put 69 cars for GLC into the pass there. By the time they return to Ann Pere, unknown what if anything will get done, pick up the 82 cars in the Howell pass,...
by arty flowers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - October 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 74334

Re: CN Train Location Updates - October 2020

CN shipping out of Orion remains to be seen, however posters over on the Michigan facebook site report that the Pontiac Metal Stamping Center is starting to see a big uptick in boxcar traffic out of there for CN to ship to GM plants in Arlington Texas and the Fairfax Assembly Plant near Kansas City....
by arty flowers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flint Sub train changes
Replies: 5
Views: 2959

CN Flint Sub train changes

Because of the congested ports in Halifax NS and St Johns NB, The Maersk container ship docked there will now go to Montreal and drop the rest of the containers there. So intermodals 148 and 149 are now 146 and 147. In addition to this CN will extend intermodals 120 and 121 from Montreal through the...
by arty flowers
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 242
Views: 170559

Re: Ohio rail business news

penn central and railfan modeler....whats still there is a healthy business of boxcars full of corona beer from mexico, lumber reload, steel and an other odd assortment of things.
by arty flowers
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 242
Views: 170559

Re: Ohio rail business news

Mercer Landmark bought the Moorman Grain Elevator in Latty not to long ago and the word from a source is that NS will start operating 85 car unit trains out of the elevator. This is on the NS Fostoria District.
by arty flowers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Two abandoned Columbus rail spurs
Replies: 8
Views: 8615

Re: Two abandoned Columbus rail spurs

Where the grandview yard area is now used to be a big bear distribution warehouse for the defunct grocery chain which was rail served.
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare day on the Ann Arbor
Replies: 8
Views: 5621

Re: Rare day on the Ann Arbor

Sargeant Docks seems to be going gangbusters lately with all that agri and bulk traffic and it seems like the extra traffic benefits the AA and GLC along with the HESR. Its really neat to see the ports of saginaw and bay city with the rail to vessel traffic and vice versa.
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Domtar in Port Huron
Replies: 12
Views: 9452

Re: Domtar in Port Huron

Well LSRC could get a new customer when domtar vacates the property when they close the doors. And whats the possibility of the Lake States taking over the Marysville Branch should CSX decide to leave town?
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Wheeling and Lake Erie
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

Re: Wheeling and Lake Erie

The only one I know of for certain is a rock train out of Carey, that comes east through Greenwich at sunrise most mornings. I believe the freight shows up in Willard early in the morning and goes back east the next day. The rock business is so good that they will start shipping a unit train from C...
by arty flowers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann arbor Railroad
Replies: 10
Views: 6500

Re: Ann arbor Railroad

Didnt NS have a local meet the AA at Milan and drag the autoracks back to Oakwood Yard.
by arty flowers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX ops in Flint/PH
Replies: 5
Views: 4079

Re: CSX ops in Flint/PH

The hoppers of resin go to either engineered plastics components or pier 1 polymers both in st clair.
by arty flowers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hammond, IN
Replies: 3
Views: 3785

Re: Hammond, IN

Indeed they are from blue grass and the traffic is growing pretty steadily. NIce long train there.
by arty flowers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX scottslawn secondary
Replies: 78
Views: 58219

Re: CSX scottslawn secondary

T664 are loads out of Peach Creek Wva destined for the Colona PA
and U664 is the exact opposite.
by arty flowers
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 49
Views: 28845

Re: The Future?

Only lines CN is divesting are in the UP and WI along with some in ONT. I haven't seen anything officially saying what they are divesting themselves of, so I'm still keeping open the possibility of at least one of their lines in the Detroit Area possibly going another direction. My two are the D&TS...
by arty flowers
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 49
Views: 28845

Re: The Future?

Well if thats the case, this could be a great bumper crop year
by arty flowers
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 49
Views: 28845

Re: The Future?

Per a post on facebook, the three grain elevators on the MMRR have stopped shipping and have gone to trucks because the G&W increased the pricing. So i see a GLC and Lake State operation very soon.
by arty flowers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX scottslawn secondary
Replies: 78
Views: 58219

Re: CSX scottslawn secondary

K447 Chicago ethanol loads off the IAIS destined for Wadesboro NC, G253 are grain loads from ADM in Hoopeston Ill destined for Valdosta Ga. G991 are grain loads that came off the UP in St Louis destined for Rocky Mount NC. T632 are coal loads from Danville WVA destined for ArcellorMIttal steel mill ...
by arty flowers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Downriver/Wayne County operations
Replies: 2
Views: 3414

Re: Downriver/Wayne County operations

CN hasnt been running that way out of Flat Rock-Diann-Toledo since the beginning the pandemic. They are now routing that traffic to the NS at Oakwood Yard because its cheaper to handoff to NS there and operating down the Annie costs CN at least 500k each year.
by arty flowers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 355
Views: 254048

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Company buys former power plant property in Muskegon. Also in Luna Pier too


https://www.woodtv.com/news/muskegon-co ... fg-5XEt0NQ
by arty flowers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: NS Idling Linwood Hump; Further Service Changes Expected
Replies: 1
Views: 3202

Re: NS Idling Linwood Hump; Further Service Changes Expected

Yes its too bad their doing this but times are slow. Right now they are experimenting with flat switching at bellevue hump, and although one bowl remains open. flat switching is not going very smoothly right but you theyll figure something out to mess with employees heads. They will not get rid of t...