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by penn central
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Elkhart, Ind.
Replies: 421
Views: 125983

Re: Elkhart, Ind.

I noticed this past weekend at Elkhart there is homeless people hanging around the station around 7 of them im not making fun but that took some getting used to i spent the weekend at Elkhart train watching got a motel in the area it definitely looks different with the upgrades to CP 421.
by penn central
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 489
Views: 36427

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

Did anyone catch the westbound with a freshly painted CN six axle heavy weight passenger car on the end of it. It was second from the rear of the train i chased it from Durand to Battle Creek it had a Maple Leaf emblem on it very nice looking the train had 152 cars and two units both GEs didn't get ...
by penn central
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN puts Wisconsin-Michigan-Ontario lines up for sale
Replies: 63
Views: 22952

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

The question i have is what is the Algoma Central trackage going to be called is it reverting back to The Algoma Central Railroad?
by penn central
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 11926

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Watco seems to have done a decent job building up traffic on their other Michigan lines. Hopefully they'll be as successful in the UP. It'd be nice to see more pulpwood logs return to rails as well as outbound wood products. Announced today in the Trains News Wire Watco is acquiring the Algoma Cent...
by penn central
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 11926

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Announced today in the Trains News Wire Watco is acquiring the Algoma Central and other CN trackage totaling 650 miles in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario wow.
by penn central
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ex-DW&P Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 4031

Re: Ex-DW&P Engines

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by penn central
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 11167

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

I thought NS would object because it could hurt their gateway into Boston but it appears I was wrong :oops: Actually the NS will own 50 percent of the Pan Am Southern and CSX the other 50 percent there gonna have the G&W maintain and operate it, And NS will get trackage rights on CSXs Boston LIne f...
by penn central
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 11167

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

It was announced in the Trains News Wire that they (CSX) have sent the merger App into the STB and they say the Genesee and Wyoming will maintain and operate the Pan Am Southern portion of there trackage and connect with the NECR, P&W, and the CSOR (Connecticut Southern) I added all the mileage of a...
by penn central
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Business in Alpena?
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Re: New Business in Alpena?

Do you know what will be transloaded in Greenbush? They're transloading old ties for Viking Energy Very interesting. Do you know which railroad(s) the old ties are coming from? Basically its the same as what the GLC gets for McBain this is also from CSX when i first saw this last year i thought it ...
by penn central
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: IORY Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 9628

Re: IORY Lima

Yea know i was on vacation the second week of December and spent a couple nights in Fostoria and saw the NS local that runs between Fostoria and Lima symbol L76 it had a block of maybe 10 covered hoppers with RBMN reporting marks mmm now i know the rest of the story because i was wondering who was g...
by penn central
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates January 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 81373

Re: CN Updates January 2021

CN 3115 the BCOL heritage unit will be on M397. Departed Port Huron at 9:45 AM. Thru Lapeer at 11:35. Lined thru Durand. Doesn’t work at Flint Has it made it to Durand yet? Should be there i passed it along I 69 at Flint about 12:40. Train has 3 units heritage unit is leading train is pretty good s...
by penn central
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 11926

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

Okay i looked it up the Wisconsin Central purchased the AC on February 1st 1995 the CN purchased the WC in October of 2001. And the mine at Wawa was closed in 1998 and was owned by Algoma Steel Products. They interchange with the Huron Central at the Soo, Canadian Pacific at Franz Ontario and the On...
by penn central
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Wabash Power Saginaw
Replies: 3
Views: 3343

Re: Wabash Power Saginaw

Well let me see what is now Wabash Power Equipment was built as Wickes Engineering and was a huge plant back up into the 1980s then over half the plant was tore down and it was also known as Combustion Engineering up until January of 1976 when they moved everything down south i can remember in the 1...
by penn central
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 11926

Re: Algoma Central Railroad.

They have the steel mill on the south end and some lumber on the north end but not much if anything in-between IIRC It was announced today in the Trains News Wire that CN is selling the 296 mile Algoma Central does anybody know what there customer base looks like other than Algoma Steel Products at...
by penn central
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Algoma Central Railroad.
Replies: 26
Views: 11926

Algoma Central Railroad.

It was announced today in the Trains News Wire that CN is selling the 296 mile Algoma Central does anybody know what there customer base looks like other than Algoma Steel Products at the Soo on the Canadian Side.
by penn central
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 16
Views: 9171

Re: Huron Central

AARR wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:42 pm
They don't have a lot of customers but they few that are there seem like potential high-volume traffic. Hope they find someone that can get more of that traffic to rail.
I hope for the best to, The latest i have read was last year they moved 12.000 car loads mostly lumber and steel.
by penn central
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 16
Views: 9171

Re: Huron Central

They threaten to shut down every year or so. What's different about this threat? Thank goodness i got up there in August of 2017 i spent the weekend at the Soo. According to Trains News Wire in December next month G&W is shutting it down. Other railroads are interested tho. I would imagine the powe...
by penn central
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Huron Central
Replies: 16
Views: 9171

Re: Huron Central

Thank goodness i got up there in August of 2017 i spent the weekend at the Soo. According to Trains News Wire in December next month G&W is shutting it down. Other railroads are interested tho. I would imagine the power will probably be dispersed to other G&W properties.
by penn central
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: LEGIT CN HERITAGE UNITS!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 48744

Re: CN SD70M-2 8952 in GTW Blue ?

I think it's wonderful im looking forward to being trackside and seeing the heritage units.
by penn central
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 32690

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2020

Those coal cars from the Reading and Northern loaded with what i presume is coal must be going to Zilwaukee because i went over the Zilwaukee Bridge on Monday and sure enough there was two fairly large piles of coal in the old Anderson Stone docks right by the tracks on the HESR this is interchanged...