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by David Collins
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Updated on duty times for CN L521/L520/E251
Replies: 3
Views: 280

New 251 origination time?

CN E251 left Flat Rock on the 13th w/ EJ&E 659 leading solo but he left around 8:30 AM. Today 251 left at like 4:30 AM. I thought it left between 10AM-1PM... What's the deal?
by David Collins
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 7209

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

What's the train ID they are on? Something tells me that those were sold to Amtrak, judging by the fact they are in Griffith and most likely will be interchanged to CSX, don't quote me... They were absolutely NOT sold to Amtrak, Amtrak isn't buying 70+ year old equipment! :lol: I meant for the OCS ...
by David Collins
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 7209

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

What's the train ID they are on? Something tells me that those were sold to Amtrak, judging by the fact they are in Griffith and most likely will be interchanged to CSX, don't quote me...
by David Collins
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 39236

WOLVERINE PRIVATE CAR ALERT

Heads Up All: Amtrak 352 has a Seaboard Coast Line Sun/Dome whatchamacallit car tacked behind the leader, Last seen in A. Arbor, 28 Mins Behind Schedule, IDTX 4609 is up front....
by David Collins
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: BNSF Coal Trains returning to the Detroit line...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: BNSF Coal Trains returning to the Detroit line...?

AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:29 pm
It is my understanding that NS has the coal contract for DTE along the shore line sub. They even built a new yard for staging the coal. Maybe the DTE plants have been over-stocked due to lower usage?
But it was on the NS though... Not the CN...
by David Collins
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS 2021 Updates
Replies: 147
Views: 43852

Re: NS 2021 Updates

What happened to 1071, I sat in Sterling for THREE hours last night and he was a noshow, He's been VERY under the radar, I assume he's left...?
by David Collins
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 7209

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

Keep an eye on Wolverine #351 guys, they may end up on there, anytime NRHS cars are moved they're on Amtrak....
by David Collins
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: BNSF Coal Trains returning to the Detroit line...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

BNSF Coal Trains returning to the Detroit line...?

Uhhh, Guys, NS 881 is running today, it was seen in Rockwood earlier by my buddy Josh. Looks like one of the trains out of Swanton, BNSF SD70ACe and AC44CW up front, what's the deal? Is this a detour or is they legit back? Haven't seen a Coal Train run up the NS D-Line in FOREVER...
by David Collins
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 44493

Re: CN Updates March 2021

KC8RBK wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:17 am
L501 with cn 5447 +1 by 205 at 0016
5447 is now on 514
by David Collins
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Local Engine in Pontiac!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6545

New Local Engine in Pontiac!!

CN (EX IC) GP38-2 #9568 is in Pontiac, MI as of last night... Possibly on L513-515, No clue, just out of curiosity, are there any differences between the GTW/IC Geeps other than the paint jobs...
by David Collins
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Re: Old V New

ns8401 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:16 pm
David Collins wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:01 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 pm


Because it was built as a GP40-2 in November 1972.
Idk much abt CSX but ok
Where did you get the idea it was built in 1967?
I thought i saw it on RRPicArchives
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holly's GTW Signals
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Holly's GTW Signals

Hi All,

Any word on the original GTW interlocking signals at holly? someone said CN was about to replace them, I want to see a few trains pass them but I don't know what the deal is...
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Re: Old V New

SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 pm
David Collins wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:45 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:24 am
No, CSX never rebuilt any straight GP40s to Dash 2 specs like they did SD40s. The 6070 was built in November 1972 as C&O 4170.
Well then why does it say GP40-2 under the cab..? :?:
Because it was built as a GP40-2 in November 1972.
Idk much abt CSX but ok
by David Collins
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Old V New
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Re: Old V New

SD80MAC wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:24 am
No, CSX never rebuilt any straight GP40s to Dash 2 specs like they did SD40s. The 6070 was built in November 1972 as C&O 4170.
Well then why does it say GP40-2 under the cab..? :?:
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: HUGE CN HEADS UP
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

HUGE CN HEADS UP

E251 is gonna be leaving Pontiac with 6 units, UP SD70ACe-T4 leader, CN Dash 9, GEVO, SD70M-2, SD60 standard cab and blue GECX T4 GEVO, should be leaving by 4-8 PM
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 44493

Re: CN Updates March 2021

251 has a UP T4 SD70ACe leader, 3 other units as well...
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Beacon in Traverse City
Replies: 10
Views: 3527

Re: Beacon in Traverse City

Pixl wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:28 pm
David Collins wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Where is the industry? Right off of airport?
When you travel South on Cass Rd. go one drive past the Beacon sign. This leads to a small parking lot wit a much better view of the operations. I've never been bothered by anyone there.
Do they keep engines there?
by David Collins
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 44493

Re: 514 w/ Zebra SD40

bluewonderrails wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:02 pm
514 south of Durand @ 14:49 with CNs 5246, 5423 and (GTW) 5817
5817 (I believe) is being dropped in Pontiac
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Bend
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: South Bend

South Shore meets up with NS on the west side of South Bend at Grandview Ave: https://goo.gl/maps/iAxipGsugSvyjeFL7 South Shore's site: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/tickets/train-schedules/eastbound/m-f Use the menu at the top for the Fares/Schedules -> Train Schedules -> to see when you can ex...
by David Collins
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 44493

514 w/ Zebra SD40

Hey guys, I saw a Zebra SD40-2W #5248 leading L514 SB by Opdyke on Saturday, Hard to tell but is the 5248 still on it?