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by ns8401
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Former MMRR Boxcar
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Former MMRR Boxcar

The car in the photo is the only one that got the "fancy" MMRR logo. It was painted up for a display for Transportation Week sometime in the late 80's early 90'. The display was set up on the siding at the former SuperFoods (IGA) warehouse on Patterson Ave on CSX. I don't remember all the details a...
by ns8401
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

Idiots use the r-o-w as a hiking trail all the way out to the 40 signal, crossing from one side to the other or right beside the tracks....it sure would be nice if that high-dollar fence MDOT has been putting up would get put up thru this area as well As for the comment about why psgrs couldn't get...
by ns8401
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

PerRock wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:07 am
There was a guy on the Amtrak subreddit who was on that train and, among other things, was wondering why they wouldn't just let the people off the train & walk down the tracks to the station.

peter
From somewhere around the curve and before the bridge over the river or something? Wonder why…
by ns8401
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 812478

Re: CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

Talk wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:47 pm
patrick wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:44 pm
F40PH-2's
CSX1 renumbered from CSXT 9998
CSX2 renumbered from CSXT 9993

CW44AC's
CSXT 173 renumbered from CSXT 1
CSXT 174 renumbered from CSXT 2
I hate that there will be 2 173's now
The original 173 was rebuilt…
by ns8401
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1845

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2021

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:40 am
Leaving Cadillac for Clare approximately 1045.
A paltry 18 cars today.
by ns8401
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Peaker service sd45
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Re: Peaker service sd45

It was outside yesterday its now in black, what's the front piece it's still on there about 3 years ago it was gray as well Edit I believe it's a radiator up front instead of the rear It looks like a dynamic brake blister from a -2 EMD to me. Radiator sections don’t quite look like that and the rad...
by ns8401
Mon May 31, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Romulus anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Romulus anyone?

You should have a couple of Westbounds on the NS in the next couple of hours.
by ns8401
Mon May 31, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LSRC Z127 5-29-21
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: LSRC Z127 5-29-21

AARR wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:45 pm
24 auto racks. I never knew CN was missing out on that much traffic just because they didn't want to short haul it to Toledo.
65 total cars. That makes a nice view with the water in the background.

Meanwhile the Sand Train had 100 even.
by ns8401
Sun May 30, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Unit Steel Trains in MI
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: CSX Unit Steel Trains in MI

Yes, unless something has changed, some of the finishing work for AK steel (now Cleveland Cliffs) at the Rouge is closed. Rouge makes the pig iron in Furnace C and casts it into slabs, then a daily train of slabs goes south to Middletown. I think limited coils come back north, is the pickle or tand...
by ns8401
Fri May 28, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490289

Re: GDLK Operations

You're welcome, Dowagiac. Probably just current power needs on both the different lines, and closest availability is what directed 4002 back to GDLK. Only about half of the original start up units still remain on GDLK. They used to have 2 more ex Canadian widecabs, the 4012 and 4020. 4020 had a Gra...
by ns8401
Fri May 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490289

Re: GDLK Operations

It was originally a Grand Elk unit from start up, got sent off for a rebuild and when released was reassigned to the D&EI. At that point it received the logo sticker, and some time later left that property to return to GDLK. Thank you very much for the info. That’s pretty interesting, I wonder what...
by ns8401
Fri May 28, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

SD80MAC wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 10:16 am
ns8401 wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 9:40 am
SD80MAC wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 9:20 am
Last time I checked, you don't get holiday pay on locals or road trains. Only yard jobs.
Well that’s rough. Do they give anything extra for working a holiday at all?
Nope. It's just another day on the railroad!
How bout that.
by ns8401
Fri May 28, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

SD80MAC wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 9:20 am
Last time I checked, you don't get holiday pay on locals or road trains. Only yard jobs.
Well that’s rough. Do they give anything extra for working a holiday at all?
by ns8401
Fri May 28, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 9:12 am
Doktor No wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 6:04 pm
D708? Works Friday and Monday. As does everything else.
Uhh yah. Prolly relief crew. Prolly...
Or holiday pay plus extra for working said holiday.
by ns8401
Thu May 27, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

kd_1014 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:44 am
Talk wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:01 am
Tom49801 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 7:03 am
Q327-27 @ 07:00 westward reported by DD mp CG19.1 with 660 axles & 9,367 ft long. CSXT engines #5403 + #288 & 162 cars. He has no work for Holland.
That's insane :shock:
What's insane about it?
Long train… not extreme but still quite long.
by ns8401
Wed May 26, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

D71626 South by Romulus at 904pm
CSX 2655 GP38-2
6 Boxcars
by ns8401
Wed May 26, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Updates May, 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 15429

Re: Shortline Updates May, 2021

Certainly Saturnalia will have pictures/video 8) South Shore freight has an eastbound hopper train behind four GP38s holding ar Wilson/Burns Harbor currently. Not sure if they’re headed just over the hill to Bailey, or to Michigan City or wherever. A quartet of those Geeps leading long hood elephan...
by ns8401
Tue May 25, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 110mph for Kzoo-Albion, restoring another Wolverine round trip
Replies: 40
Views: 5411

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

I thought ITCS was intended as an overlay. The current signaling system remained and if ITCS was down the current signal system rules would apply. The point of ITCS back then was to get higher speeds without having to upgrade the current signal system and using expensive physical upgrades. Yes, non...
by ns8401
Sun May 23, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

Q21423 South by Romulus at 307pm
CSX 5407 ES40DC
CSX 5257 ES40DC
16 Racks
by ns8401
Sun May 23, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021
Replies: 1080
Views: 51216

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2021

Q15023 North by Romulus at 231pm
CSX 5337 ES40DC
73 Platforms