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by Raildudes dad
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - June 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 7386

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - June 2021

It's StanDALE Lumber in Grandville, not StanDARD :). The shippers sometimes get them mixed up as well.
by Raildudes dad
Fri May 28, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 28884

Re: NS Michigan Customers

Get me some coil car numbers and I can tell you if they are shuttling.
by Raildudes dad
Tue May 25, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates May, 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 14160

Re: Shortline Updates May, 2021

CSX has had the King wheat since mid 2020 at least. King will periodically pit CSX and Watco/NS against each other for the best rate. If King does consume any local wheat, its all inbound via truck. Seems like it varies where they get their wheat from, as blocks of cars from UP, BNSF, CP and variou...
by Raildudes dad
Thu May 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates May, 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 14160

Re: Shortline Updates May, 2021

Asplundh vegetation control truck on the GR today. They have a nice crop of wheat started between the ties.
by Raildudes dad
Mon May 10, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates May, 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 14160

Re: Shortline Updates May, 2021

G&W MOW working on the tracks at King Milling (east side of Alden Nash / Hudson). Lowell is empty of cars.
by Raildudes dad
Mon May 03, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6889

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

Car trace says Symington Yard
by Raildudes dad
Sun May 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railfanning Guides: Grand Rapids Eastern RR
Replies: 6
Views: 5132

Re: Railfanning Guides: Grand Rapids Eastern RR

2 comments Ada is a township. There is no Village of Ada. The area across M21 from Amway is unincorporated. RailTex acquired Alpine Ave to Ionia as the result of a lawsuit over Pinkerton's acquisition of the GT trackage. Things might look different today if RailTex had been the high bidder for the G...
by Raildudes dad
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6889

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

In Griffith IN currently
by Raildudes dad
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2395

Re: What is Plaster Creek

MNS warehouses frozen products in undergrounds caverns? I've heard of bulk stuff stored in underground caverns but not frozen products. That would be neat to see. The Michigan Natural Storage company off Judd St by CSX uses some of the old mining caverns to warehouse refrigerated and frozen product...
by Raildudes dad
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: What is Plaster Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 2395

Re: What is Plaster Creek

They also offer dry storage underground. One use is protection of irreplaceable records / documents. https://www.naturalstorage.com/
Plaster Creek was also the location of Plaster Creek Tower. Dispatchers were located there before Jacksonville.
by Raildudes dad
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates - April 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16911

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates - April 2021

ns8401 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:25 pm
GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Video from last nights TC run. Looks like new gon from Beacon ITFX is in service
https://youtu.be/tL1pDJfpHLE
The gon was built 10/2019.
It looks like a pool car for Nucor
by Raildudes dad
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6889

Re: Bluewater NRHS cars ON THE MOVE!!!

Car numbers? I may be able to trace them
by Raildudes dad
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX bridge over Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth Township
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

Re: CSX bridge over Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth Township

You can read the CSX Public Improvement Manual on line. CSX will let the twp paint it and landscape the property, if they meet CSX requirements. All township cost, not $1 from CSX. In fact, the twp get to pay an application fee to CSX for CSX to review the plans. $10,000 IIRC.
by Raildudes dad
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP to Buy KCS
Replies: 89
Views: 26511

Re: CP to Buy KCS

I was part of a tour of the Campbell plant several years ago. Unit 3 which is the largest, is a base plant for the Midwest power system, it runs full power 24/365. Unit 2 is a variable load plant dialed up and down to meet the needs. Unit 1 is the smallest and is only run if needed. It also is the o...
by Raildudes dad
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: GTW Grand Rapids Sub Operations
Replies: 18
Views: 5250

Re: GTW Grand Rapids Sub Operations

Yes,AARR and C&O Dispatcher, they did haul beer,at least some of it in piggyback trailers on the head end. One time the train derailed the first few cars eb just after crossing the Grand River and spilled beer all over between the river and Monroe Ave. Train had 4 geeps on the headend hammering the...
by Raildudes dad
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021
Replies: 168
Views: 30025

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

My wife and I went to Perrin in Comstock Park on our first date to a restaurant in 364 days today. A good chance to scope out the concentration of MQT served industries in the industrial park! QLF had at least 10 tankcars on their spur and the run around track there. All 3 other industries in that ...
by Raildudes dad
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Train Bulletin Board
Replies: 12
Views: 4781

Re: Train Bulletin Board

100th St was Ross Station, 76th was Carlisle Station. Byron Center was on the NYC line. My mother's sister married an Andringa who's father-in- law owed the elevator at 76th St - nw quadrant. I remember going to their house on Sunday night and the train would come flying thru and shake their house -...
by Raildudes dad
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Beacon in Traverse City
Replies: 10
Views: 3471

Re: Beacon in Traverse City

The 2 ITFX cars appear to be pool cars for Nucor. I can't see who's leasing them but they are round tripping to Nucor in IN
by Raildudes dad
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE Amway yard
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Re: GRE Amway yard

I don't believe Amway ever shipped anything out by rail. Quite a few intermodal trailers roll in and out although I don't know how the volume compares to the past.
by Raildudes dad
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE Amway yard
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Re: GRE Amway yard

90 car yard complete with a scale and the trackmobile. NS would send them a scale car occasionally. I haven't seen one for a while. Amway used to make a lot of their product at the plant. Mostly inbound covered hoppers of a soap ingredient. They don't make much if anything there anymore. The yard wa...