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by G-Root Liska
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Not something you see everyday.
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Not something you see everyday.

I'm currently sitting near CSX Wyoming Terminal in Grand Rapids, MI. There is legit two wild turkeys hanging around the train yard. The one obviously a male has his tail feathers all out and open.
by G-Root Liska
Fri May 28, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 9878

Re: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread

So I guess I'm really confused on this thread. Most of the chat and what not was from 2013 saying the signals would be removed but I still see signals along the Plymouth Sub. So I guess I'm just asking what exactly happened and what is going on now 8 years later? Is CSX expecting traffic to increas...
by G-Root Liska
Fri May 28, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 9878

Re: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread

So I guess I'm really confused on this thread. Most of the chat and what not was from 2013 saying the signals would be removed but I still see signals along the Plymouth Sub. So I guess I'm just asking what exactly happened and what is going on now 8 years later? Is CSX expecting traffic to increas...
by G-Root Liska
Fri May 28, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 9878

Re: Plymouth Sub Signal Update Thread

So I guess I'm really confused on this thread. Most of the chat and what not was from 2013 saying the signals would be removed but I still see signals along the Plymouth Sub. So I guess I'm just asking what exactly happened and what is going on now 8 years later? Is CSX expecting traffic to increase...
by G-Root Liska
Sat May 08, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: SCMAGLEV Northeast Corridor
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

Re: SCMAGLEV Northeast Corridor

Diesel locomotive are cleaner only in the sense that they are capable of hauling more freight per horsepower compared to the number of trucks needed to replace a train. Also, the article discussion is about moving people, not freight. EDIT: The Northeast Corridor is electrified. Freights and some c...
by G-Root Liska
Fri May 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: SCMAGLEV Northeast Corridor
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

SCMAGLEV Northeast Corridor

So I've been just randomly reading news articles and found an interesting article from my daily google news stuff. I didn't know there was an idea for a maglev in the northeast corridor between Baltimore and Washington D.C. I guess I'm curious what others think and feel on this situation. They're is...
by G-Root Liska
Wed May 05, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51203

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

Q327 in Grandville at 7:42am. Engines 989 and 586 leading. 90 cars in total.
by G-Root Liska
Wed May 05, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

Re: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal

It's a spy unit from the CN Borg. They're looking to take over :lol: Do the BNSF units make it up there or are they shuttles in and out of West Olive? Having foreign power in Grand Rapids is rare. In the 5 years I've lived in West, MI this is a first for me. The BNSF foreign power does go to West O...
by G-Root Liska
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

Re: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal

~Z~ wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:43 am
Righto - Tom posted about it on the CSX train location update thread when it went east by Bangor on Q326 yesterday: viewtopic.php?p=456729#p456729
Yeah I must've skipped over that when looking things over. I appreciate the link to the post.
by G-Root Liska
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

Re: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal

I guess it’s been a while since we’ve had foreign power up here, huh? It's a spy unit from the CN Borg. They're looking to take over :lol: Do the BNSF units make it up there or are they shuttles in and out of West Olive? Having foreign power in Grand Rapids is rare. In the 5 years I've lived in Wes...
by G-Root Liska
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

CN locomotive at Wyoming Terminal

Okay totally was blown away to see a CN locomotive at the wyoming terminal. Don't know if I'm missing something or CSX obtained this engine. Wish I could see the engine number. I heard on the scanner 211 clear to leave. So I don't know. Anyone have an Idea?
by G-Root Liska
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

Re: What is Plaster Creek

The other train you were hearing was D705-23 at Plaster Creek mp CGT 2.0 in the Grand Rapids Terminal. D705 had reported from Pleasant Street mp CH151.3 @ 10:32pm while he was still on the last portion of the Plymouth Sub-Division & about 2 1/2 miles before Plaster Creek. D705 runs daily westward f...
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 1100
Views: 54301

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

Q326 in Grandville at 2:05 pm. 5381 leading with 5402 right behind. Same 67 cars as previous post
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

Re: What is Plaster Creek

The other train you were hearing was D705-23 at Plaster Creek mp CGT 2.0 in the Grand Rapids Terminal. D705 had reported from Pleasant Street mp CH151.3 @ 10:32pm while he was still on the last portion of the Plymouth Sub-Division & about 2 1/2 miles before Plaster Creek. D705 runs daily westward f...
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: My first Railfanning Mistake.
Replies: 15
Views: 4443

Re: My first Railfanning Mistake.

I have gotten called out by numerous railroad employees in the nearly 51 years I have lived trackside here in Howell by my bright flood lights I use to shine up the trains at night when they go by the house. Mainly by one female employee especially, and I was in no way interfering with their work o...
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

Re: What is Plaster Creek

Tonight while waiting for Amtrak to come through Grandville I heard what seemed to be another train somewhere on approach at a signal at Plaster Creek. I honestly have no idea where this is. Was wondering if anyone knows where this signal is. The other train you were hearing was D705-23 at Plaster ...
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 1100
Views: 54301

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

CSX Q327 through Grandville at 6:30pm. Didn't catch the engine numbers. Was more focused with my camera tripod.
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: My first Railfanning Mistake.
Replies: 15
Views: 4443

Re: My first Railfanning Mistake.

Everybody screws up sometimes. Learn from your mistake and move on. Oh of course no doubt at all. I guess I never even expected a train crew to say something right on the airwaves. It is a lesson learned. These guys have a lot to pay attention to and my headlights didn't help one bit. The train cre...
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

Re: What is Plaster Creek

Talk wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:43 pm
Plaster Creek is a Creek in the Grand Rapids Area

Just East of Judd Street, The Signal is just visible to the East, You can see the bridge there too. First Signal out of Wyoming Yard
Thank you as well. Glad to know this for future reference.
by G-Root Liska
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

Re: What is Plaster Creek

Saturnalia wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:57 pm
FWIW Plaster Creek gets its name from the gypsum deposits and associated mining in the area. The Michigan Natural Storage company off Judd St by CSX uses some of the old mining caverns to warehouse refrigerated and frozen products.
Thank you so much for the information regarding this.