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by Eric Berger
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - Sept 2022
Replies: 833
Views: 30588

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - Sept 2022

Today's I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary. Saw him at the King Road crossing at 14:20 EDT; he was past about two minutes later.
by Eric Berger
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - August 2022
Replies: 950
Views: 40402

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - August 2022

Today's I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary, 6 August 2022. I actually was close enough to make out the details, for once! He got to the Inkster Road crossing at 12.44, and was headed by BN 8155 and CSX 3339. Fair amount of container loads and stacks. Cleared at 12.45.
by Eric Berger
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - August 2022
Replies: 950
Views: 40402

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - August 2022

A fairly decent-sized I-150 headed up the Secondary today, 1 August. Headed by a UP locomotive and a BNSF pumpkin; couldn't catch the numbers from where I was. He hit the Inkster Road crossing at 13:18, and cleared by 13:22. LONG string of double-stacks.
by Eric Berger
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2022
Replies: 1001
Views: 72692

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2022

Old now, but it seemed to be a busy afternoon on the Secondary today. I approached the Inkster Road crossing at 13:48 to see the Conrail local headed back north from the glass plant; two NS locomotives, fourteen covered hoppers, and one loaded center beam flat. THEN, at 14:37, I heard what I assume ...
by Eric Berger
Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2022
Replies: 1001
Views: 72692

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2022

A little late, but what looked like an I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today, 13 July. He went through the Inkster Road crossing at 13:35 EDT. Looked like he was headed by CSX 7021 (I was looking in the mirror, so I was unable to confirm for certain that was the engine number. I was doing my rou...
by Eric Berger
Sat May 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2022
Replies: 1285
Views: 98461

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - May 2022

Today's I150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today 28 May. Past Brownstown Yard at 14.00 EDT.
by Eric Berger
Thu May 26, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Vote - Amtrak location and consecutive posts
Replies: 30
Views: 15051

Re: Vote - Amtrak location and consecutive posts

LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 6:34 pm
What’s an FM Dx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_and_FM_DX

I mostly go after Tropospheric and Sporadic E propagation, both of which are talked about in that article. Also, I believe that this is what enables you to sometimes hear scanner transmissions from over a hundred miles at times.
by Eric Berger
Thu May 26, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New threat to SMRS?—"Project Phoenix"
Replies: 30
Views: 10998

Re: New threat to SMRS?—"Project Phoenix"

Wacker Chemical between the old diamond and Tecumseh seems like they could become a legitimate customer if rail service was restored I've been racking my brain here, but the older I get, the harder it becomes to remember things. That being said, it seems to me as if Wacker may have been a customer ...
by Eric Berger
Thu May 26, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Vote - Amtrak location and consecutive posts
Replies: 30
Views: 15051

Re: Vote - Amtrak location and consecutive posts

Here's how we do it at the FM DX boards. We start a new thread for a new DX opening, UNLESS new openings are less than a couple of hours apart. (I usually go about two hours.) Also, I've had times where I've worked multiple clouds at different QTEs. With this scenario, we just keep adding to the exi...
by Eric Berger
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New threat to SMRS?—"Project Phoenix"
Replies: 30
Views: 10998

Re: New threat to SMRS?—"Project Phoenix"

One thing that caught my eye in that above article was Mr Miller wanting to restore passenger service to Clinton, Blissfield, and Adrian. I wonder how he proposes to do that; after all, the diamond at Raisin Center was pulled out years ago, and I highly doubt NS would be interested in having it rest...
by Eric Berger
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022
Replies: 986
Views: 92016

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022

Old news now, but I150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today, 22 April 2022. He was led by CSX 3123. A string of double-stacks. Hit Inkster Road crossing at 14.00 EDT, and cleared about a minute later. Today was my last day on the route, so I was glad to see something going up that way. While my new r...
by Eric Berger
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: 2022 Train Shows
Replies: 20
Views: 17738

Re: 2022 Train Shows

Do they still have that show at the MBT Expo Center at the Monroe County Fairgrounds? I remember that one was usually a fair, sometimes good show that I almost always enjoyed going to. That show hasn't been held for a long time, now. At least five years, I think. It was what was left of the old Mau...
by Eric Berger
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022
Replies: 986
Views: 92016

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022

A little old, but an I150 headed up the Lincoln Secondary today, 21 April. He had CSX 7245 and 5331 leading, and a VERY SHORT string of containers. Hit the Inkster Road crossing at 13.12 EDT, and cleared it about thirty seconds later (If THAT.) Tomorrow is my last day on that route, so I'll probably...
by Eric Berger
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: 2022 Train Shows
Replies: 20
Views: 17738

Re: 2022 Train Shows

Do they still have that show at the MBT Expo Center at the Monroe County Fairgrounds? I remember that one was usually a fair, sometimes good show that I almost always enjoyed going to.

Sadly, due to work, I've been TOTALLY out of the train show loop for the past several years.
by Eric Berger
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Conrail Train Location Updates 2022
Replies: 98
Views: 78922

Re: Conrail Train Location Updates 2022

SUPER old by now, but I saw what I assume was RR-32 headed northbound on the Lincoln Secondary this morning. Got to Inkster Rd. crossing at 10.38 EDT; consist was NS 1641, five covered hoppers, and one loaded centerbeam flat. When I crossed at the Pennsylvania Road crossing at about 18.45 this eveni...
by Eric Berger
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022
Replies: 986
Views: 92016

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2022

An I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today, 4 April. Headed by CSX 5496 and a string of container stacks. He hit Inkster Road crossing at 13.39 EDT, and was clear by 13.42.
by Eric Berger
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - March 2022
Replies: 1290
Views: 124477

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - March 2022

An I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today, 31 March 2022. Headed by CSX 5496, and had a string of container stacks. Hit the Inkster Road crossing at 14:20 EDT, and cleared by 14:22 EDT. What was amusing was as the gates came down, some moron saw the gates coming down, slammed on the brakes, backe...
by Eric Berger
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Court rules against railroad that struck Detroit-area teen
Replies: 36
Views: 16713

Re: Court rules against railroad that struck Detroit-area teen

Again, I don't think the railroad should lose this case if it goes to a jury, but at the same time, if I'm the RR (and entire industry) I don't know that I want this seeing a jury. Strongly agreed. The fact that he was trespassing should cancel out any liability on the part of the railroad. The old...
by Eric Berger
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - March 2022
Replies: 1290
Views: 124477

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - March 2022

What looked like an I-150 went up the Lincoln Secondary today, Saturday 26 March. He had CSX 5201 and 5337 leading, and a decent string of container stacks. At Inkster Road crossing at 14.20 EDT, and cleared the crossing by 14.23 EDT.