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by PatAzo
Sun May 23, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

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

Who are the "experts"? The FRA website says ITCS meets the requirements of PTC.
by PatAzo
Sun May 23, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

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

ITCS is a form of PTC. PTC in my opinion is overly complex for what was needed. Moving blocks might be great on crowded commuter lines but freight railroad faced more significant delays at terminals where moving block do no good. For the most part trains need to know two things. 1)Is it authorized t...
by PatAzo
Thu May 20, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 5052

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

The state owned reference is this being first State of Michigan owned segment moving up to 110MPH. It's a project mile stone and worth mentioning. As for Porter to Kalamazoo it isn't part of the MDOT project and doesn't fit the context of the report or limited space they devoted to it.
by PatAzo
Sat May 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: My first Railfanning Mistake.
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: My first Railfanning Mistake.

Back in the 80's my friend Scott and I got to know the afternoon yard master and crew at Botsford pretty well. As long as we stayed off the track and off the equipment we could hang around the yard and on weekends could usually ride out to Kilgore with them. The conductor and brakeman were old Penns...
by PatAzo
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ford wants $240 m for Michigan Central Station
Replies: 16
Views: 8224

Re: Ford wants $240 m for Michigan Central Station

The city can always say no and have an abandoned eye sore again.
by PatAzo
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

While most of that is correct JT, the interurban line in the pic does not run between GR and Kalamazoo - the freight railroad does. Interurban runs more east/west. That leaves the NYC (Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids) and Michigan United (Battle Creek-Allegan) crossing near Allegan. Not Allegan - it's actua...
by PatAzo
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

~Z~ wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:48 pm
While most of that is correct JT, the interurban line in the pic does not run between GR and Kalamazoo - the freight railroad does. Interurban runs more east/west.
That leaves the NYC (Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids) and Michigan United (Battle Creek-Allegan) crossing near Allegan.
by PatAzo
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Re: Amtrak Wolverine Full Service Resuming?

Will the state have the money to fund the return to six trains? They tried to paint a rosy picture in the news saying the budget was coming in $1.2B better than expected, that was after forecasting a $3.5B short fall earlier in the year. Unless Uncle Sam keeps bank rolling everyone the state will ha...
by PatAzo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

That is Twinwood Lake in the background. Taken from Basswood Rd north of Newaygo.
by PatAzo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

Re: Amtrak's Goals

30 new routes where future generations of tax payers will foot the bill to subsidize competing modes of transportation. So I gather you're ok with also cutting subsidies to roads, buses, airports, seaports and canal locks? Fuel taxes alone don't begin to cover the full cost of maintaining highways....
by PatAzo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

Image

This ought to be fairly easy.
by PatAzo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak's Goals
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

Re: Amtrak's Goals

30 new routes where future generations of tax payers will foot the bill to subsidize competing modes of transportation.
by PatAzo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP to Buy KCS
Replies: 89
Views: 27119

Re: CP to Buy KCS

Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:47 am
There is only one legitimate option: buy the Pere Marquette.
Why buy the PM when you can rent space from Watco or G&W after they take over?
by PatAzo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Third Rail Line on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 7119

Re: Third Rail on NS in Goshen Causing Problems.

Most of the time the crossings are kept clear. There are times where that is not possible. At present railroads enjoy protection from enforcement of limits on blocking crossings with federal courts ruling local restrictions do not allow enough time for railroads to perform necessary (federally requ...
by PatAzo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

Disney World

Actually the rail is too heavy to be Disney.
by PatAzo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9477
Views: 746236

Re: Where Is It?

Busch Gardens
by PatAzo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Old Railroad Names in Newaygo.
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: Old Railroad Names in Newaygo.

The inspector had an 1886 version of this page. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4114nm.g0 ... 84,1.096,0 Our building was built in 1912 and shows up in the 1921 map. It's interesting the things that used to be.
by PatAzo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Old Railroad Names in Newaygo.
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Old Railroad Names in Newaygo.

A few weeks ago I had to search for surveys on some property my employer is selling. One of the descriptions refered to bordering on the Grand Rapids, Newaygo and Lakeshore right of way. All of the surveys go back to a "RR Right of Way Stake" in a patch of woods along the river Yesterday the environ...