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by Steamlogger
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021
Replies: 1172
Views: 61366

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

D702 pulled five empties from Buzzi earlier today. Here is a video I took. https://youtu.be/b8SEs-yFC7c I also uploaded other videos from today: D702 backing to their train after pulling empties from Buzzi. D702 West at Wilson Ave in Grandville. Q327 near mile post 16 between Zealand and Hudsonville.
by Steamlogger
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 966
Views: 105717

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

I think the smaller machine is for switch grinding. When I saw it on the GR sub last night it ground the crossing over Ivanrest (~CG5) 3 times and nothing else that I saw, so I'd imagine you're right; just doing switches and other details. The small grinder was doing turnouts and crossings. In the ...
by Steamlogger
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Rail Grinder questions
Replies: 12
Views: 8323

Re: CSX Rail Grinder questions

I watched the Rail Grinder head East through Grandville last night. They passed the EAS signal while it was red. The small grinder was doing turnouts and crossings. In the video of the small grinder at Century Ave the grinder had just passed East over the crossing them reversed West to the crossover...
by Steamlogger
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Derailment in Cincinnati on CSX
Replies: 0
Views: 7435

Derailment in Cincinnati on CSX

by Steamlogger
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 8 Foreign Power On CSX in West Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 5349

Steel Rails Vol 4 No 8 Foreign Power On CSX in West Michigan

I just uploaded a new Steel Rails.
https://youtu.be/pJV_po2NwvU
As before this was filmed in the early / mid 1990s.
We produced about 48 episodes that were played on cable access stations in the Grand Rapids MI area.

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by Steamlogger
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 102426

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Here is a video from D706 today in Mulliken MI. If I counted right the DPU was 112 cars deep. And 236 cars total.
https://youtu.be/eyWkPdZlRlQ
by Steamlogger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 22420

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020

https://youtu.be/Pq1fkLqBqm8

Marquette Rail was Northbound in Comstock Park just after noon today. There was two empty center beam flats to be picked up at Standard Lumber. They only had two boxcars out of Grand Rapids today. I heard them Southbound just after 10:00 this morning.
by Steamlogger
Thu May 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Playing Trains at the White Creek Railroad
Replies: 0
Views: 3939

Playing Trains at the White Creek Railroad

I tested the pulling power of my gas powered switcher at the White Creek Railroad.
https://youtu.be/ywHLQtFnioA
by Steamlogger
Wed May 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M
Replies: 5
Views: 3905

Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

I have uploaded a new video in the Steel Rails series.
https://youtu.be/ttZYXUCkJP4
This video shows replacing ties on the Coopersville and Marne Railroad.
See both machinery assisted and manual tie replacement.
by Steamlogger
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: No Engineer Required
Replies: 7
Views: 5140

Re: No Engineer Required

For my G gauge RR I would go to the nearby Gravel Pit and fill a few buckets for $2.00 My trailer has a 3500lb axle but I am not sure about hauling 2000lb with it.

Atkinson_Railroad what gauge RR are you building? Have you been to White Creek in Ceder Springs?
by Steamlogger
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: No Engineer Required
Replies: 7
Views: 5140

Re: No Engineer Required

I was fortunate enough to have gotten two complete switches with the rail and ties. The second switch is at the far end of the loop so they are approximately 90° from each other in the circle. I was talking with my brother and he suggested using it as a passing track. The first train takes the long ...
by Steamlogger
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: No Engineer Required
Replies: 7
Views: 5140

Re: No Engineer Required

Yes I am planning on adding more track. This loop was put in due to COVID19 and as a proof of concept. I need more hardware for the joint bars. I also need to get some ballast as right now it is laid right on the grass with sand as fill as needed. The nearby elementary school is named Sandy Hill. I ...
by Steamlogger
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: No Engineer Required
Replies: 7
Views: 5140

No Engineer Required

With the nice weather today in West Michigan I ran my steam engine.
https://youtu.be/XYb3jE5kxsU
by Steamlogger
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Railroadfan.com Zoom meeting 4/23/20 7:30pm
Replies: 14
Views: 17395

Re: Railroadfan.com Zoom meeting 4/23/20 7:30pm

Yes Thanks Z. I had to run out and go for a walk with my wife and kids. We try to get out if the weather is not too bad. Went for a 0.9 mile walk around the block.
by Steamlogger
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 94722

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

W009 met D702 at ivenrest AVE. Ivenrest is the first crossing West of Wyoming yard.
D702 had about 30 cars. There were high top open gondolas from Hartford.
by Steamlogger
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 94722

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

I hear a train near mile 10 in Jenison. It might be D801 returning west after running all the way to Wyoming on Q326.
by Steamlogger
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 94722

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

Robert Borg reported on Facebook that a semi hauling tractors bottomed out on the crossing at 64 AVE between Zeeland and Hudsenville. I went out that way and saw Q327 in Zeeland. The truck was gone. The crossing was flashing before the train was present. They probably had stop and flag the crossing....
by Steamlogger
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 15 Amtrak P371 to Chicago 1994
Replies: 0
Views: 3985

Steel Rails Vol 3 No 15 Amtrak P371 to Chicago 1994

I have uploaded several more videos in the Steel Rails series. The most recent is: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 15 Amtrak P371 to Chicago 1994 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47m2U7SFy84 In this video we take a ride on Amtrak P371 from Grand Rapids Michigan to Chicago Illinois. We see P371 backing out of CS...
by Steamlogger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 7 Milwaukee Road 261
Replies: 1
Views: 3170

Steel Rails Vol 3 No 7 Milwaukee Road 261

https://youtu.be/p3_f7ulRMS4 Filmed in the spring of 1994 we see the Milwaukee Road 261 on an excursion trip from Chicago to N. Fond du Lac, WI on the Wisconsin Central. One notable scene is passing Indian Head Park in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Here is the East Troy Railroad Museums connection to the Wi...
by Steamlogger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 6 Grand Raipds Eastern in 1994

Thanks
The next video in the series features Milwaukee Road 261 on a trip to Chicago Land