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by GP30M4216
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: P370/P371 off to a boring start in 2023...
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: P370/P371 off to a boring start in 2023...

Cascades NPCU 90230 ran on the Michigan Line in early 2009 and was based out of Chicago, maybe just for that winter. I’m not sure if it ever ran on the PM.
by GP30M4216
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Capitol Limited
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Capitol Limited

The brake certifications issue is 100% a lack of reasonable foresight issue. Sidelining sightseer lounges made sense. There shouldn't be revenue generating equipment (coaches & sleepers) sitting around awaiting certification - including transition dorms. Does passenger equipment require a different ...
by GP30M4216
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS and CP Updates 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: NS and CP Updates 2023

07:25 Thursday, NYC heritage unit is the 2nd of 3 leading an eastbound grain train passing the Elkhart camera, heading up the Kalamazoo secondary to White Pigeon based on the camera chat. It looks like they just went into emergency?
by GP30M4216
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - February 2023
Replies: 86
Views: 2239

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - February 2023

Lansing east local L305 getting underway with 42 cars at CP North Lansing, lone engine 4003, 12:25. Not sure why they left 8367 behind. Lots of variety in the consist today include GLC interchange. 📸
by GP30M4216
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023
Replies: 45
Views: 2756

Re: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023

I'm guessing it is easier to conduct testing in Michigan where Amtrak owns or controls the tracks. CN seems to be the instigator of the stricter axle count rules. Perhaps running this test equipment on the Michigan Line will allow not only testing on the Amtrak owned portion of the route, but for a...
by GP30M4216
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC RR
Replies: 54
Views: 3188

Re: GLC RR

Earlier in the GLC era, I was told by a reliable source that the Owosso shop crew often plans a couple of major projects over each winter when grain traffic is much slower, it wouldn’t surprise me if a few more numbers join that active list as winter warms into spring. 4 units minimum seem to be nee...
by GP30M4216
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023
Replies: 775
Views: 25434

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023

C800-29 @ 15:43 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 In about ½ mile he’ll diverge onto the west end of the Wye & then onto the Fremont sub-division. I caught the end of this train in downtown Holland. Interestingly, the last couple cars were lettered for BNSF, not CPOX, DEEX, PSTX, or the usual ot...
by GP30M4216
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023
Replies: 45
Views: 2756

Re: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023

Here’s a link to a recent photo of CDTX 2007. The “Amtrak California” lettering will give the people something to talk about for the next many weeks! http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5815966 Side note, Trains just had an article about the crossing circuit shunt requirements. So m...
by GP30M4216
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023
Replies: 775
Views: 25434

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023

09:20 Y121 crossing over at Waverly Holland to head up to see Tlout with 3 boxcars + caboose for Stow. Nice to see 2785 in the sun ☀️ 📸
by GP30M4216
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Van Den Bosch Feed, Zeeland
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Van Den Bosch Feed, Zeeland

Van Den Bosch Feed, formally the John A. Van Den Bosch Co., is a railroad-served business in Zeeland not too far from where I live. They mix and market several varieties of pet food, bird seed, animal feed, and related products. They're served by CSX's Y121 job, based in Holland Waverly Yard. You ca...
by GP30M4216
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: P370/P371 off to a boring start in 2023...
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: P370/P371 off to a boring start in 2023...

If your records went even farther back, it would also show 27 leading 371 back on February 22, 2006: Amtrak 027 St. Joe 371 2-22-2006.jpg Ahhhhh, the 7:30am departure time..... As Saturnalia mentioned, 27 is one among about 16ish P42s that are/were ITCS equipped to operate on the Michigan Line. 16 u...
by GP30M4216
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023
Replies: 45
Views: 2756

Re: Amtrak Train Location Update/Heads Up thread 2023

“Redhead” P42 108 led sister 107 on Lake Shore Limited 49 (24) which arrived this morning into Chicago. If it stays with the consist and leads 48 (25) tonight it’ll be the second round trip on this route for 2023 so far.
by GP30M4216
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Greenfield Village "Railroad Days" of yore...
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Greenfield Village "Railroad Days" of yore...

This is one of my favorite Railroad Days photos, the 1914-built Industrial Brownhoist crane from the Detroit River Tunnel. The lifting demonstrations didn't capture my interest as a kid like they might now, but it's something you really can't find too many other places. D&M switcher 8 provided the s...
by GP30M4216
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Mancelona
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

Re: Mancelona

Great Lakes Central spotted the first car for the new year at Mancelona, IARX 37261 for East Jordan Plastic, on their northbound trip around 1pm on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. https://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/1_15_2023.JPG http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/j...
by GP30M4216
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Diann Tower Gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Diann Tower Gone?

This archival photos was shared on thefacebook: https://scontent-hou1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/326405299_492687036360608_4353647975514589212_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=PTCrQhLAazYAX-tfzR5&_nc_ht=scontent-hou1-1.xx&oh=00_AfCh-3QSx3Es0qpYSGCyR7t-iBkQuKJKFeQOknjb-UBkiw&oe=63CE...
by GP30M4216
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Greenfield Village "Railroad Days" of yore...
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Greenfield Village "Railroad Days" of yore...

GVRR-3 Conrail 4022.jpg GVRR-1 Plow.jpg Here are two shots from the 1992 edition of Railroad Days. I found many of the prints I had been looking for! A big thanks to my parents who were so supportive of my interest (infatuation?) with trains. And for standing in front of equipment over here and equ...
by GP30M4216
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Harrisville depot given to Historical Society
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Harrisville depot given to Historical Society

At 1pm today, a ceremony will take place in Harrisville where the 1901-built stone Harrisville depot will be transferred from the Lake State Railway to the Alcona Historical Society for preservation. https://www.thealpenanews.com/life/2023/01/harrisville-train-depot-gifted-to-alcona-historical-socie...
by GP30M4216
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023
Replies: 775
Views: 25434

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023

Waverly Yard in Holland seems to be home to long lines of loaded bulkhead flats with lumber for Lumberman’s, and the typical graffiti clad boxcars which go to Stow on the Fremont Subdivision. An assortment of other tankcars and a loaded lumber centerbeam were also seen. Meanwhile, in Grandville, the...
by GP30M4216
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023
Replies: 775
Views: 25434

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - Jan. 2023

Y121-12 eastbound off of the Hamilton branch into Waverley yard Holland Michigan @ 11:48 CSX engine #2785 + 2 cars. This evening I noted 4 tankcars at Sherwin Williams in Holland, along with a single loaded bulkhead flat parked outside the spur door at lumberman’s. I forget how many cars they can f...
by GP30M4216
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC / AA Merger WHAT IF
Replies: 26
Views: 2142

Re: GLC / AA Merger WHAT IF

In this hypothetical situation, I could see a Toledo to Owosso or Owosso to Toledo train needing to focus on getting over the road and not having enough time to work all the online customers along the way. I could see a definite need for a local based out of the small yard at Milan. This job could w...