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by Erroneous Monk
Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Train Symbols
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: AA Train Symbols

I wondered who's been messing with the wiki. Just don't delete anything. Some of us have put a lot of time into it, including AA page which I see has already been monkeyed with. And who the heck messed with the Fallen Flags page!? Nothing's been deleted, just sorted to better fit a standardized for...
by Erroneous Monk
Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Train Symbols
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: AA Train Symbols

OK. I see now you changed it to Ann Arbor symbols! Disregard above, I guess. :oops: Yes it is true that as soon as I made this post I found a page with a load of DT&I symbols and so I changed this to cover up for my embarrassment. However, this is still really valuable as it gives more symbols and ...
by Erroneous Monk
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AA Train Symbols
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

AA Train Symbols

Been working on the wiki building a page for the original Ann Arbor railroad . I’ve found a few but was wondering if anybody had a list of train symbols used by the road or really any info on their operations, specifically during the later years but any time period is welcomed.
by Erroneous Monk
Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Highway construction at Trowbridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: Highway construction at Trowbridge

They’re probably running work zones while contractors are actually on site. Depending on the phases and how close men and equipment are, there may or may not be slow speeds given to trains passing by the employee in charge. Pretty typical to give 30s when men are around but not super close to the t...
by Erroneous Monk
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 321
Views: 1425513

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

The SA Rail offices currently occupy the old dinner train depot. Not sure what the new dinner train operators are using for an office/depot now... https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8307999,-83.8577664,3a,15y,30.41h,89.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOafq_y6reVjCm2b51PmnEg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu Interes...
by Erroneous Monk
Tue Mar 19, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 321
Views: 1425513

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

While traveling through Blissfield this past Sunday I was surprised to see an NS coil steel car in the yard there. I didn't know ADBF had a customer that received/shipped that particular commodity. I didn't take pictures which means I don't know the car number. I believe there is a railcar repair o...
by Erroneous Monk
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: EMD Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 786

EMD Questions

1. When looking at the below photo of an NS SD60M being scrapped I see the words "Engine Oi" and "Water" written along side that metal tube which makes up part of the walk way. Is that tube actually a tank for engine oil and water or are those labels directed towards something else in the vicinity? ...
by Erroneous Monk
Sat Mar 16, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windsor, ON - 8.15.23
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Windsor, ON - 8.15.23

Neat to see ETL's SW14 painted in that retro scheme. Guess that's the new look for them?
by Erroneous Monk
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car Chase Through North Yard Kalamazoo
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Car Chase Through North Yard Kalamazoo

Well at least he cleared out some brush for the railfans :D
by Erroneous Monk
Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MDOT, Lake states and other news
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: MDOT, Lake states and other news

Thanks for the info, guys
by Erroneous Monk
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MDOT, Lake states and other news
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: MDOT, Lake states and other news

I know its on C&M property but didn't GRE switch that location at some time?
by Erroneous Monk
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The port of monroe-containers?
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: The port of monroe-containers?

Container shipping by water, even at low volume, is still usually cheaper than overland options. There’s just so many steps, people and infrastructure needed for overland transportation that water doesn’t require. So it can be surprisingly competitive. I have no idea on the actual economics of this...
by Erroneous Monk
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership
Replies: 321
Views: 1425513

Re: ADBF/JAIL Changes Made Under New Ownership

LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:59 am
The business car stored in Mason is on its way to interchange with CN. It’s been sold to LSRC as part of the deal to acquire four GP40s from LSRC.

Will take R934 back to Snow Yard and then L500 to Flint
Was it ever repaired following the vandalism it received?
by Erroneous Monk
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The port of monroe-containers?
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: The port of monroe-containers?

is it not more than a minor detail to overlook if you plan to do international containers when the the welland canal shuts down for several months during the winter? The idea is to be cheaper and bypass the east coast ports. I'm sure all of these containers would be drayed direct to the customer. I...
by Erroneous Monk
Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The port of monroe-containers?
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: The port of monroe-containers?

There's a few big reasons why container ships aren't seen on the lakes so I wouldn't put too much stock in this project. Will probably be on a similar level to to Port of Duluth/Spliethoff's container operation, which is served by CP and adds only a few extra cars, nothing worthy of a full train. An...
by Erroneous Monk
Wed Mar 13, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Cool railfan gift!
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Cool railfan gift!

Nice
I picked up a GTW timetable for around 5 bucks a few years back and its fascinating to read. A lot of the information is still accurate despite its publication date being in the mid-80s so I bet you'll find some use in the CR book for roads such as the GDLK.
by Erroneous Monk
Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 1407
Views: 1611983

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

CSX apparently threw one of the new SD23T4’s on the front of a loaded coal train. Results are not known…but I’ve heard they’re absolute piles of garbage, so it probably didn’t go well. It never does seem to go well when companies try to mesh one's powertrain to another's frame. Thinking back as far...
by Erroneous Monk
Sun Mar 10, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.
Replies: 217
Views: 2507321

Re: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.

Back in the day, Fillmore had a depot and a few other buildings and at least two tracks. So, the railroad had a larger tract of land for these buildings and tracks. While the buildings are gone....the railroad retained the land, which now allows for the transload facilities. Neat, any pics floating...
by Erroneous Monk
Sat Mar 09, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.
Replies: 217
Views: 2507321

Re: Hamilton Northwestern Railroad Co.

I wonder what the range is on a transload site such as this. 15-20 miles?
by Erroneous Monk
Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: NS high hood SD40-2 #1580 donated to TVRM
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: NS high hood SD40-2 #1580 donated to TVRM

I think this is their first NW unit so it'll be neat when they get it painted up...the TVRM guys are a class act.