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by justalurker66
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

11th St Station - Platform ramps are in place and work on the warming shelters has begun. Paving of 11th St is nearing Ohio St. 20221124-11thSt-Station1.jpg Signal bases are in place for the eastbound gauntlet signals (both will be left of the track each controls). 20221124-11thSt-Station2.jpg Sheri...
by justalurker66
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

Snapshots from Sunday - Franklin open, Washington closed. Photos are at Franklin
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by justalurker66
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

20221113-11thSt-Franklin.jpg Franklin St closed ... track removed and crews well on the way to being able to pave and reopen the intersection (something they need to do to be able to do the same at Washington St before the weather turns bad). I am surprised to see ties being laid for the gauntlet t...
by justalurker66
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

justalurker66 wrote:
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:08 pm
A new cantilever signal has been placed just east of Clay St to control eastbound traffic at the end of the double track.
Photo taken from Clay St.
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by justalurker66
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

The curve at Tennessee is complete. 20221105-11thSt-Tennessee.jpg Paving is complete at Wabash and the street should be able to open. (Monday?) 20221105-11thSt-Wabash.jpg Paving is also complete for 11th St from Franklin St to Michigan Ave. (The thin top coat needs to be placed but the road could be...
by justalurker66
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

The diamond replacement was completed earlier this week. These photos show where the old diamond was removed and the new signals controlling South Shore traffic across the diamond (all new signals are lit and the old signals are gone). 20221105-10thSt-Diamond1.jpg 20221105-10thSt-Diamond2.jpg 202211...
by justalurker66
Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Another Michigan Line Signal Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Another Michigan Line Signal Question

In an automatic block signal system that signal behind the train probably would have stayed red due to rules in place concerning reversing the direction of trains. On CTC the signals can be honest. No train or obstruction in the next two blocks behind the signal and green can be displayed. If the ne...
by justalurker66
Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 84804

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

For railfans y'all seem to be very carbrained. I prefer lines that are viable. Build an actual A2TC service that is viable and I'll accept it. Spending money on studies for a line that isn't viable just takes money away from viable projects elsewhere. The only good that could come out of such a stu...
by justalurker66
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

At the diamond Amtrak has removed the asphalt from the 10th St crossing and has lights set up for the removal of the old diamond. 20221031-10thSt-Diamond.jpg Off to the west! Track 1 has been removed at Dune Park in preparation for the new gauntlet track at the high platform. 20221031-DunePark1.jpg ...
by justalurker66
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

10th St Closed to Trains ... photos from today Today the main was cut west of Sheridan Ave and at Tennessee St removing the 10th St track segment from service. Looking west from 10th St the track was cut just beyond the switch. 20221031-10thSt-SheridanAve1.jpg Looking east back at 10th St the tracks...
by justalurker66
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 84804

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

Yes, that is quite a problem now a-days. When I was young we rode the bus everywhere. People now do not like rideing a bus. Not "hip" enough. Traverse City and Holland do have bus service and they meet the trains at the Depot so one can take the bus. In my case there were no buses in most of the ar...
by justalurker66
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 84804

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

The big problem with replacing cars with trains is the end point. Once you get to Holland how do you get to the tulips? Once you get to Traverse City how do you get to the tourist spots? Follow the schedule of whatever public buses exist? Ride share? Unless the train stops where passengers want to g...
by justalurker66
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 84804

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

Yes. Detroit to Michigan City. Yes, there is a several block difference between the two stations. Would have to work with the City to have a shuttle bus between the two stations. Having train end in St. Joseph is good. Heck, you get off the train right at the beech but if you get to Michigan City y...
by justalurker66
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project
Replies: 213
Views: 84804

Re: Study Time....again - A2TC commuter rail project

Before we get the AA2TC train we should get a Detroit to Michigan City train on the C&O. Well at Michigan City there is a Casino which is a destnation location. There is also a connection to the south Shore for people who are not going to Chicago such as South Bend or Gary and other points on the C...
by justalurker66
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kalamazoo North Yard track layout
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: Kalamazoo North Yard track layout

1TrackMind wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:13 pm
No this was recent. Like 2020/2021.
That one would be recent enough it should still exist on the interweb. Go a link?
by justalurker66
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kalamazoo North Yard track layout
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: Kalamazoo North Yard track layout

Anyone remember the 1980s in Kalamazoo? The city wanted to consolidate the rail crossings in town but the voters turned down the proposal. Is that the plan you are talking about? I'd like to see improvements for northbound trains. I'm not sure anyone wants to pay for them. The 1980's plan included ...
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

Headed west - the switch is in on Track 2 at Tamarack (looks like it could use some of that ballast). There is now continuous new rail from just east of Tremont to just west of US 12. 20221023-Tamarack.jpg Track 2 at Dune Park has been replaced by new track. Trains enter at East Tremont and Track 2 ...
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 185
Views: 104637

Re: South Shore Double Track

Weekend Update ... No new asphalt seen. So no changes in road closures. Deadhead equipment passing between the platforms. 20221023-11thSt-Station.jpg Amtrak diamond now has signals for the new tracks. 20221023-10thSt-Diamond.jpg Track 2 has reached Sheridan Ave (with the South Shore Museum Project s...
by justalurker66
Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak - 19 hour journey from Detroit to Chicago on 10/7/22
Replies: 46
Views: 8884

Re: Amtrak - 19 hour journey from Detroit to Chicago on 10/7/22

I'm almost positive those cars have MU lines running through them, so simply running an MU line into the charger from 353 should've been enough to keep the battery from draining. Yep. They didn't bring the HEP cables to connect the rear train to the front train. The Chelsea shuffle: 351 dies just w...
by justalurker66
Sat Oct 22, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak - 19 hour journey from Detroit to Chicago on 10/7/22
Replies: 46
Views: 8884

Re: Amtrak - 19 hour journey from Detroit to Chicago on 10/7/22

PatAzo wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:59 am
Michigan is forced to pay a big chunk of Amtrak's cost so MDOT and your elected representatives are the best bet.
That is the point.