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by joeyuboats
Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: You never know
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: You never know

The genset phase, that RR's went through-- remember seeing that alot used Cummins truck engines as power, which, is a good diesel.They had 2 or 3 of them, depending on what the load was. Do not know why they did not work out. The theory was valid, but , there must have been issues, as saw a video of...
by joeyuboats
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: You never know
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: You never know

The asbestos region would be north and east of Montreal/Quebec. Remember that the old SJ&LC, in Vermont served an asbestos mine. That M636 was well taken care of by CP, in the St.Luc shops,and IIRC, was given the name of the foreman there,who was in charge of re--- engining it. I guess the cost of d...
by joeyuboats
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: You never know
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: You never know

Oh, OK, that makes sense,as SARTIGAN RWY. Is all Alco/MLW.
by joeyuboats
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: You never know
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: You never know

Wonder where/ why that 636 ALCO/ MLW was going ???
by joeyuboats
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 259
Views: 536068

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

Up-- graded, but yet out-- dated????
How does that work???
by joeyuboats
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:26 am
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Hmmm. Should I backup or go forward or...
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Hmmm. Should I backup or go forward or...

Usually, for moving, they use a different type of trailer, one that is lower to the ground. Could be United movers, or trailer rental,or anything--- can not make out the other printing on the logo. Trailer did not appear to be damaged, but the sharp sudden whack by the train did not help anything. O...
by joeyuboats
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Hmmm. Should I backup or go forward or...
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Hmmm. Should I backup or go forward or...

Actually, the gate was between the tractor and trailer. Driver made the wrong choice, big time.
by joeyuboats
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 259
Views: 536068

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

Thanks for the answers!! The one thing that I just thought of, is that LSRC had these available, and A&B acted and got them, --- but GLC, who seems to power short,-- didn't know, or didn't act. ????
by joeyuboats
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 259
Views: 536068

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

I take it that LSRC either does not need these units, or they are surplus, or. ????
by joeyuboats
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Traverse City Spurs and Sidings
Replies: 12
Views: 2171

Re: Traverse City Spurs and Sidings

So, why the 2 locos? Since these guys are always short on power???
by joeyuboats
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: MIGN Customers
Replies: 14
Views: 9017

Re: MIGN Customers

Long time ago, I seem to remember a lumber yard in Mackinac City, that was served by the PRR--- but do not know if it lasted long enough to be served by MIGN.
by joeyuboats
Tue Jan 09, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Grades
Replies: 38
Views: 7851

Re: Michigan Grades

Familiar with the area, and there might be a grade there, but cannot believe it is 5 %. The surrounding area is generally flat,or that's the way it seems.
by joeyuboats
Sun Jan 07, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Richmond, IN
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Re: Richmond, IN

Doesn't the INDIANA EASTERN run up to Richmond, and how often does it run,and who would be customers??
by joeyuboats
Fri Jan 05, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Obituaries, January 2024
Replies: 17
Views: 3638

Re: Obituaries, January 2024

David Soul, Hutch of STARSKY AND HUTCH, passes in London, at 80.
by joeyuboats
Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Active locomotives
Replies: 44
Views: 27924

Re: GLC Active locomotives

As far as the Middleton Branch---- if it is light railed, wouldn't you prefer a six axle--- I know they are heavier, but the extra 2 axles spread the weight out better . The entire reason that a loco such as an SD7, OR SDL39 was built,to run on light rail . Am I missing something?
by joeyuboats
Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Active locomotives
Replies: 44
Views: 27924

Re: GLC Active locomotives

I take it that the Middleton Branch has sharp curves, as to prefer the use of 4 axle locos ??
by joeyuboats
Sun Dec 24, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Conrail Shared Assets Trackage
Replies: 25
Views: 5233

Re: Conrail Shared Assets Trackage

I believe that Mound YARD did originate/terminate trains. Use to spend quite a bit of time there watching trains that were made up from the Chrysler plants that were there, and they would be taken to North yard, and then the Mound yard crew would bring back a train to be switched when needed to Chry...
by joeyuboats
Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: INE SD70M's
Replies: 20
Views: 13042

Re: INE SD70M's

Nick--- punctuation and spelling-- please.
by joeyuboats
Thu Dec 21, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Obituaries, December 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 16961

Re: Obituaries, December 2023

Ken Calvert, long time Detroit radio personality, passes at 72.
God, do I feel old.
by joeyuboats
Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Active locomotives
Replies: 44
Views: 27924

Re: GLC Active locomotives

Is this RR ever going to fix their loco issues, or lease/buy something, as this seems to be a recurring problem with these guys??