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by 1TrackMind
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

Those hoppers are used to haul crushed glass out of Grand Rapids that then go out west.
by 1TrackMind
Fri May 28, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GTW 79054 caboose on move
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

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.
by 1TrackMind
Fri May 28, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 30034

Re: NS Michigan Customers

Thats all I've every seen them get.
by 1TrackMind
Fri May 28, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 30034

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 1TrackMind
Fri May 28, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

Dowagiac Train Dude wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 8:42 am

Thank you very much for the info. That’s pretty interesting, I wonder what made them bring it back up to the GDLK.
power shortage
by 1TrackMind
Fri May 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 30034

Re: NS Michigan Customers

General Materials would receive an occasional building supply/lumber carload I thought someone said that Gerdau shuttles 30-50 carloads of steel coil a week to the place in Holt. Can someone confirm this? I've never heard of Gerdau sending cars to RSI in Holt. Are there other steel sources in Jacks...
by 1TrackMind
Thu May 13, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 30034

Re: NS Michigan Customers

Kent's spur is in very poor shape and may be disconnected. However, it shares a lead with the steel place next door (former lumber yard) and their spur is still intact although unused. Also, the elevator in town (now operated by Eaton Farm Bureau) gets a few carloads of fertilizer from what I hear ...
by 1TrackMind
Thu May 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Michigan Customers
Replies: 82
Views: 30034

Re: NS Michigan Customers

How is Gerdau traffic since melting and casting operations were idled in 2020? I would need to know what Gerdau and general materials shipped as specifically as you can remember the cars. General Materials would receive an occasional building supply/lumber carload I thought someone said that Gerdau...
by 1TrackMind
Wed May 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

dave989 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:42 pm
Wondering what has happened to the GP-35's? I haven't seen one in G. R. recently.
Both are in the shop.
by 1TrackMind
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MOW on CSX Grand Rapids area
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: MOW on CSX Grand Rapids area

Its funny because less than two months ago there was talk of ripping out the even yard. Funny how fast railroads change.
by 1TrackMind
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

kd_1014 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Why did they re-load it into company cars?
They unload the "unit trains" and send the cars back. Then they have a couple of their own cars they use to shuttle the coal from the pile to the furnace. They don't use much so if they left it in the NS cars they would have to pay to keep them there.
by 1TrackMind
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Ohio rail business news
Replies: 242
Views: 170510

Re: Ohio rail business news

There is an air gas facility at the the ethanol plant. Maybe they are getting it in by railcar since the plant is shut down.
by 1TrackMind
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

There was a time they received 700-800 car loads a year. It would usually arrive at Pfizer in larger blocks. Get unloaded far behind the plant. Get reloaded into company-owned hopper cars (usually around 2 at a time) and pushed down the unloading spur to the power house dump . Not sure if this has a...
by 1TrackMind
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

Also, looking up the former LS&MS north of Mosel and the Kalamazoo River in Parchment, I see a giant new industrial building is under construction on former Crown Vantage property, just north of the one-time last customer at the end of this line. Google Maps now has an LC Howard pin dropped on this...
by 1TrackMind
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

AARR wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:01 pm
By all means correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that GP receives tank cars direct to their spur but any inbound scrap paper goes to LC Howard warehouses and all outbound product goes by truck.
Scrap paper is delivered directly by GDLK.
by 1TrackMind
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

NS3322 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Is the LC Howard warehouse by Gearhart (E Michigan Ave) still using rail? Wasn't this served by NS?
They haven't gotten anything in probably over a year. Used to unload cotton seed.
by 1TrackMind
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

NS3322 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:18 pm
1TrackMind wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.
What changed to cause this?
PSR and not having to pay the GDLK haulage
by 1TrackMind
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

ns8401 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:23 pm
1TrackMind wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Ypsi wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:59 am


Not even the 2 day a week turn from BC anymore? dang
nope nothin
How long has that been going on?
Few weeks
by 1TrackMind
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

Ypsi wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:59 am
1TrackMind wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.
Not even the 2 day a week turn from BC anymore? dang
nope nothin
by 1TrackMind
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1507
Views: 490303

Re: GDLK Operations

NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.