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by SD80MAC
Tue May 21, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Shunt enhancement - success?
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Shunt enhancement - success?

Excuse me, but what is "shunt enhancement"? I am not a signal guy, so my definition is probably crude, so bear with me. Shunt is basically the act of a locomotive and or rail car completing (shunting) the circuit in a section of signaled track to show occupancy. Signal systems are divided more or l...
by SD80MAC
Mon May 20, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: G&W Locomotive Roster News
Replies: 72
Views: 137170

Re: G&W Locomotive Roster News

patrick wrote:
Mon May 20, 2024 4:20 pm
I saw HESR 3037 has left. does anyone know where she might be headed? and also, is the 3036 and 2028 still around?
3037 was sold to Metro East Industries and is headed to East St. Louis.
by SD80MAC
Mon May 20, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Shunt enhancement - success?
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Shunt enhancement - success?

Boy, they just will NOT let go of that idiotic connection between the CSX and the MI Line. How much time would that really save, 3 minutes?
by SD80MAC
Mon May 20, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 1407
Views: 1611985

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

Per a post on Facebook, it appears CSX has retired and sold all of the remaining MP15 variants, as well as what appeared to be most of the remaining RDMTs and some of the MATEs as well.
by SD80MAC
Sat May 18, 2024 11:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

L302 west at Fox 23:01.
by SD80MAC
Sat May 18, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Gradient Chart/Track Profile for CSX Plymouth Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Gradient Chart/Track Profile for CSX Plymouth Sub

Sometime after that, they changed the Saginaw Sub to be Saginaw (and later, Flint) to Carleton and the Toledo Terminal Sub was extended from Alexis up to Carleton.
by SD80MAC
Sat May 18, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

L303 East by CH 146 in Kentwood 12:28.
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The local currently known as L301
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: The local currently known as L301

~Z~ wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 1:32 pm
There was a bit of time somewhere between 2006 and 2008 that D700 was based in Holland, and started their work going west, ending up in Holland for the night.
Right you are. IIRC they also tried that for a bit in the 2019-2020 era as well.
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The local currently known as L301
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: The local currently known as L301

L301, formerly D700, is advertised to run from Grand Rapids to Sawyer and back. It used to be advertised all the way to New Buffalo, and was the highest paying job on the Chicago Division due to the mileage ran and the kind of service the pay rate dictated (road switcher). Yes, they handle all of th...
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail business news redux
Replies: 97
Views: 110429

Re: Michigan Rail business news redux

Track work is underway at the former sand plant in Livingston on CSX. The new business is supposed to be doing something with cement by rail. Will be some more work for L301. Heinz in Holland on the CSX Dock Track just got the contract to make sauce for Taco Bell, should be seeing more boxcars of to...
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 10:27 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Daily Uploads
Replies: 515
Views: 377638

Re: Daily Uploads

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53716710066_83ed020a6c_z.jpg CYDX SW9 #710 by Jonathon Leese , on Flickr A former Apalachicola Northern SW9, which spent decades in Florida hauling stone, now leads a decidedly quieter life switching (ironically) stone cars at Stone Co in Grand Rapids. 5/4/2024 h...
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

M32617 is set to run with CSX 4706 and 4713. It may also interest some of you to know that as of 5/18, all of the LSRC traffic to and from Chicago will now be moving via Detroit and Grand Rapids instead of Toledo. L314/315 (or whatever the Walbridge to Wixom locals are) will now be a Detroit-Wixom t...
by SD80MAC
Fri May 17, 2024 7:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: St. Joe Swing Bridge Work
Replies: 19
Views: 7844

Re: St. Joe Swing Bridge Work

One of the reasons CSX is putting so much money into the bridge is that they hope to remote it soon. Apparently they have an office in Evansville, IN, that already handles the remote operations of 6 other CSX bridges. The Coast Guard has yet to sign off on the removal of the on-site bridge tender, b...
by SD80MAC
Thu May 16, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

Sounds like CSX has reinstated M326 and M327 back to 7 days per week.
by SD80MAC
Wed May 15, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

X326-15 @ 08:10 copied his EC1 at mp CG97.5 with CSX engine #3019 leading will proceed eastward when Amtrak P371-15 clears by Livingston siding mp CG97.4 Amtrak P371-15 @ 08:28 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 20 axles. IDTX engine #4613 & 4 cars (Venture Busine...
by SD80MAC
Tue May 14, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

Per a conversation with L301 and MOW, X327 was called for noon in GR.
by SD80MAC
Mon May 13, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024
Replies: 549
Views: 29962

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2024

L303 east with an Approach Slow at CH 146 in Kentwood 11:56.
by SD80MAC
Sun May 12, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub Grain Operations Q1 2024
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Plymouth Sub Grain Operations Q1 2024

What about the MQT grainer from last week?
by SD80MAC
Sat May 11, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Gradient Chart/Track Profile for CSX Plymouth Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Gradient Chart/Track Profile for CSX Plymouth Sub

There you have it. The ruling eastbound grades are Fox (1%), Thornapple (.99%), and Ann Pere (1.2%). Westbound are Salem (.95%), Lake Odessa (1.8%), and Thornapple (.89%).
by SD80MAC
Sat May 11, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Daily Uploads
Replies: 515
Views: 377638

Re: Daily Uploads

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53705471040_5b86a9df0b_z.jpg Blue Island by Jonathon Leese , on Flickr L503 rattles across the IHB diamonds at Blue Island, headed east on the former GTW (now CSX) Elsdon Subdivision. 4/21/2024 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53707709480_c5057f47e6_z.jpg CH 1...