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by justalurker66
Tue May 25, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 4808

Re: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip

I think the original poster meant 79, not 59. 79mph is the maximum authorized speed you can do without some sort of PTC. Current Law: On and after January 17, 2012, where a passenger train is permitted to operate at a speed of 60 or more miles per hour, or a freight train is permitted to operate at...
by justalurker66
Sun May 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Yet Another Car/Train Crash in Mishawaka.
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Yet Another Car/Train Crash in Mishawaka.

Perhaps the drivers in South Bend / Mishawaka are voting against their quiet zone?
by justalurker66
Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 4808

Re: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip

DaveO wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 6:58 am
There's no horse here to even beat.
And yet the flogging continues.

Just be happy that the 110mph exists.
by justalurker66
Wed May 19, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 4808

Re: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip

How many states own any line? Michigan owns 665 miles including the 135 mile former NS line Amtrak maintains.
Although funded by the state, NICTD owns the South Shore line (a municipal corporation). Max speed 79 MPH.
There is probably a long list of similar "commuter" operations that don't top 79 MPH.
by justalurker66
Sat May 15, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Amtrak vs. Vehicle in Mishawaka: 1 Dead.
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Amtrak vs. Vehicle in Mishawaka: 1 Dead.

"A crossing activation failure". Words no maintainer wants to read. Hopefully we will get more information on this incident in the coming days. South Bend is a quiet zone so drivers do not have the benefit of trains blowing for every approaching crossing.
by justalurker66
Tue May 04, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flint Sub Defect Detectors Still Talking?
Replies: 7
Views: 4281

Re: CN Flint Sub Defect Detectors Still Talking?

Saturnalia wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:21 pm
Pixl wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Maybe the defect detector is defective.
That'd be a job for the defect detector defect detector, aka a signal maintainer :wink:
Technicnaly the defect detector defect detector could be a train crew. The repair guy would be a maintainer. :D
by justalurker66
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: My first Railfanning Mistake.
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

Re: My first Railfanning Mistake.

There is a difference between a flood light on one's own property and a flood light covering a neighbor's property. Where I work we put in new parking lot lights and the zoning specifically stated that the bulbs could not be seen off of our property. The approval given was to fully light OUR propert...
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 421
Views: 125346

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

The city police are usually good at moving any troublemakers along. Otherwise people watching the trains go by are just people, regardless of their home address or lack thereof. There is a large homeless shelter and halfway houses on the south side of the tracks near where you will see people trespa...
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: South Shore Double Track
Replies: 0
Views: 2573

South Shore Double Track

The beginning is near ... 11th St Michigan City station closing for utility work and the construction of the parking structure and new station. Last train stops May 1st (overnight Friday at 2:18am CDT) ... next train stops at double track platform after construction. Service Advisory - Michigan City...
by justalurker66
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario
Replies: 18
Views: 5013

Re: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario

CN and CP would likely haul the vehicles from Oakville to Vancouver unless their contract stated otherwise. I would not consider Vancouver to be the default destination for Canadian built US sold vehicles. CN/GTW to Chicago and then switched wherever they need to go for delivery. Unless stated othe...
by justalurker66
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario
Replies: 18
Views: 5013

Re: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario

Fortunately whether the cars crossed at Port Huron or Detroit or crossed by tunnel or boat they still crossed from Ontario to Michigan. Only a route through Buffalo would change that answer to the question of "what state ?". Oakville is far enough east (nearToronto) that Buffalo would not be too far...
by justalurker66
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX bridge over Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth Township
Replies: 5
Views: 3140

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

The railroads seem to care only about "structurally sound" these days. The actual appearance of the bridge doesn't matter. If a city or town complains they may be offered the opportunity to paint the bridge within the railroad's standards. But if the paint isn't needed to keep the bridge structurall...
by justalurker66
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario
Replies: 18
Views: 5013

Re: Ford Motor Vehicle Train Deliveries from Oakville, Ontario

"I need to know into which state the vehicle on the rail car first “touched” US soil." Where did the truck touch US soil or where did the train touch US soil? I suppose it is an interesting piece of trivia where one's classic vehicle entered the country but built for sale in the US (not originally s...
by justalurker66
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

The trains are safe. So ... any idea as to when they will be running (as asked in the first post)? With the fourth wave starting and Michigan's recent spike I would not say "the pandemic is over, everything is back to normal". I'd expect there be a few more months before Amtrak and most businesses ...
by justalurker66
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

The pandemic has given companies who can allow their people to work from home a reason to let those people try. A year ago many companies were struggling with creating and implementing work at home plans and policies to manage such arrangements. Some companies were left with no choice. Either their ...
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 487994

Re: GDLK Operations

So Jackson and Battle Creek are now being served from Detroit instead of Kalamazoo?
Cars to and from Jackson and Battle Creek no longer exchanged with GDLK in Kalamazoo?
by justalurker66
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Third Rail Line on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 7093

Re: Third Rail Line on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.

Lusher will close when Hively gets the overpass (typical two for one crossing closure - although often more than two crossings close). CR 13 will close when "Sunnyside" gets an overpass (at Concord Mall). They may have meant road crossings ... but both are in Elkhart and the city letter was from Gos...
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 63
Views: 22661

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

penn central wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:31 pm
The question i have is what is the Algoma Central trackage going to be called is it reverting back to The Algoma Central Railroad?
Apparently so.
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 6358

Re: Amtrak's Goals

In response to Biden's infrastructure plans, Amtraks released some info on what they'd like to do over the next 15 years. Some fixing neglected problems ... the new starts and improvements are capital and start up years only. Amtrak expects the states to take over paying operational expenses for ev...
by justalurker66
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 63
Views: 22661

Re: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale

Map from WATCO ... CN-WATCO.jpg In Michigan (Grand Elk) "the line of railroad extending between milepost 27.50 at Trout Lake, MI and milepost 117.0 at Munising Jct., MI and between milepost 5.88 at Munising Jct. to milepost 0.0 at Munising, MI; and" "the line of railroad extending between milepost 3...