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by NS3322
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Mid Michigan Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 5292

Re: Mid Michigan Railroad

HESR3868 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:35 pm
The link SD80 posted is the most up to date and accurate for the St Louis Sub.

Thanks! That's the list I am updating.
It appears Terry Materials sold their Alma plant to MI Paving recently, and Mustang Mud was bought by DuBar quite a while ago.
by NS3322
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Mid Michigan Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 5292

Re: Mid Michigan Railroad

Is this still an accurate customer list for the MMRR? (I'm making an interactive Google Map of the line). Michigan Paving & Materials - Alma (formerly Terry Materials) DuBar Drilling Fluids - St. Louis (formerly Mustang Mud) Bear Truss - St. Louis Michigan Chloride - St. Louis MAC Elevator Downtown ...
by NS3322
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio Central Roster
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Ohio Central Roster

IORY-Norwood wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:16 am
There is also currently OHCR 4030 SD40-2 1979 Ex-OHCR 9934/UP 9934/UP 4270/MP 3270
Is that unit no longer on the IORY?

Also does anyone know if the two Ohi-Rail ex-NS GP38-2 High Hoods were included with the sale to G&W?
by NS3322
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Reefer customers in W. Mich.
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Reefer customers in W. Mich.

Does Michigan Natural Storage still get reefers?
by NS3322
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Peaker service sd45
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: Peaker service sd45

Do they leave the old SD45 test bed outside most of the time now? I would love to get an updated photo of it! When I last drove by the property in April 2018 (while visiting the nearby Lingenfelter Collection) the hood of a CN SD75I (I believe #5722) was the only thing visible. http://s3.amazonaws.c...
by NS3322
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Cabooses
Replies: 200
Views: 111570

Re: Michigan Cabooses

Galesburg, MI, Cabooses Postby caboose9 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:11 pm Hi, About 12 years ago it was reported that Dr. James Smith, Galesburg, MI, has four cabooses - PM/C&O A609, ATSF?/GTW #?, GTW 77028, & PRR/D&M 207 - on his property. About 3 years ago someone, who didn't have an actual address, di...
by NS3322
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio Central Roster
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Ohio Central Roster

Is this an accurate Ohio Central roster? (This concerns Ohio Central, Mahoning Valley, Columbus & Ohio River, & Ohio Southern). OHCR 722 SD40-2 1980 Ex-NECR 722/FEC 722/PRSX 3756/UP 3756. OHCR 2072 GP38-2 1964 Ex-KRR 3803/MP 2607/MP 2513/TP 2513/TP 613. Built as a GP35. OHCR 2175 GP38-3 1971 Ex-CSX ...
by NS3322
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Peaker service sd45
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: Peaker service sd45

So peaker has an sd45 high hood load test unit for new blocks, can anyone tell me about the history of it, looks to be an ex southern but someone else should know. Is it still there? I thought all of their old stuff was gone. Something that looks like a test bed appears in March 2020 imagery: milw9...
by NS3322
Fri May 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 489738

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 NS3322
Fri May 28, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 79054 caboose on move
Replies: 20
Views: 3954

Re: GTW 79054 caboose on move

CN works at night so it would be hard to catch in action, but its usually at the yard. Its in rough shape now a days. What time do they usually run at night? We decided not to go to Kalamazoo this weekend! We probably will in July and hope to catch 79054 in action!!!! Man, the caboose was repainted...
by NS3322
Fri May 28, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Hillsdale Indiana Northeastern working Memorial Weekend?

AARR wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:05 pm
I believe 2216 is a GP30M and stored out of service as a parts source
Robertrains wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Also, only GP7 #2216 is at Hillsdale!
#2216 is a GP7u and is in active service!

#1770 (GP9) and #4216 (GP30M) are the only two OOS locomotives at present. Both are stored at Hudson.
by NS3322
Fri May 28, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 29658

Re: NS Michigan Customers

Have you had an opportunity to catalog reporting markings? You are a reliable and trusted source of railroad information so I believe you that Gerdau is shipping steel coils to Holt but it seems strange because I used to get by there once a month (now it's about once every six months) and I've not ...
by NS3322
Thu May 27, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 29658

Re: NS Michigan Customers

Per Facebook, it sounds like NS took one of B57's (Battle Creek local) locomotives and B57 will now be permanently sporting an N&W caboose. The caboose will primarily be used for the nightly shoving move back from WestRock.
by NS3322
Wed May 26, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Tower Automotive
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Tower Automotive

Does Tower in Elkton still use rail? Also, Tower was purchased by Autokiniton in 2019. Are they still operating as Tower Automotive? https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/autokiniton-completes-acquisition-of-tower-international-300927644.html Thanks LansingRailFan for detailing the reasoning behi...
by NS3322
Mon May 17, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 12854

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021

What day will they likely run to TC this week?

(I'm also curious when they may run to Petoskey as well).
by NS3322
Fri May 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 29658

Re: NS Michigan Customers

railrod1949 wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 8:56 am
Where is Kent's located on the NS Michigan Line?
It's on the JAIL in Mason. A little off-topic, but relevant.
by NS3322
Thu May 13, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 29658

Re: NS Michigan Customers

LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:59 am
NS brings it to Jackson Yard and then it’s handed off to JAIL. They also interchange with them other cars as well for Michigan Packaging, Kent Feeds etc...
Fairly certain Kent Feeds is an inactive customer.
by NS3322
Wed May 12, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 29658

Re: NS Michigan Customers

I hear the ethanol plant near Albion is shutdown until the market improves for ethanol Interesting to hear that. Unrelated, but I wonder if the ethanol plant in Riga is also in the same boat (it shut down briefly in 2019)? Car counts are down on the locals coming east from Wayne and that includes w...
by NS3322
Tue May 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lawton Amtrak Maintenance Facility
Replies: 6
Views: 3702

Re: Lawton Amtrak Maintenance Facility

NSSD70ACe wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:53 am
Didn’t even know Amtrak had a facility in Lawton. Probably just consolidated into the Niles maintenance base.

I think there’s one in or around Jackson too for the east end of the line.
They also have a small facility at Hinman Yard in Battle Creek.
by NS3322
Mon May 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lawton Amtrak Maintenance Facility
Replies: 6
Views: 3702

Re: Lawton Amtrak Maintenance Facility

Super Chief wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:30 pm
Of course the depot is not affected unless the club in that might be expanding?
American Legion is the club in the depot.