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by Jim_c
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1487
Views: 464102

Re: GDLK Operations

Saw HLCX 3834 coming out of Elkhart just a little while ago. They took a NS down , and brought the HLCX back.
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 35763

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

GDLK crew, NS rails that are leased to GDLK, CSX power. Could go either way.
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 69
Views: 39316

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Plainwell about 3:15.
by Jim_c
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 69
Views: 39316

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Saturnalia wrote:Man you guys were foaming over this train like a rabid squirrel.
That's because for some of us the closest thing to a unit train we see regularly is three boxcars with paper products. Besides, seeing the CSX power on the GDLK was a bit different. Wish CSX would bring the cat back......
by Jim_c
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 69
Views: 39316

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

I presume the return trip will be on the same route. Is the power likely to run light back to GR or will they leave it there?
by Jim_c
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 69
Views: 39316

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Plainwell at 10:10.

My wife got a better picture than I did. My calculations indicate about 25 mph. And that would match an hour from Moline to Plainwell.
by Jim_c
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 49
Views: 27518

Re: The Future?

I think a lot of the picture depends on where new development is. Right now, companies are building up in a respectable fashion right in LSRC's service area - and kudos to them for catering to their needs and being there to offer cost-effective and customer-focused service. I think we are done seei...
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Re: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests

Some of them in the west/north are running. Looks like 692 went to Churchill, and 2 is headed for Toronto.
by Jim_c
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1487
Views: 464102

Re: GDLK Operations

Southbound Grand Elk train hits car in Portage. Woman was on Vanderbilt at Midwest Fastners parked on tracks didn't see train. WWMT reporting it now. https://wwmt.com/news/local/train-collides-with-vehicle-parked-on-the-tracks-in-portage "The 52-year-old Kalamazoo man driving the train was not inju...
by Jim_c
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Derailment in LeClaire, IA leads to evacuation on 1/3/20.
Replies: 2
Views: 3108

Re: Derailment in LeClaire, IA leads to evacuation on 1/3/2

According to Google Maps that is the Buffalo Bill Museum.
by Jim_c
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: New VR Elkhart Cam
Replies: 12
Views: 10837

Re: New VR Elkhart Cam

justalurker66 wrote:Now arriving Track 2 ... (my video taken from the platform)
https://youtu.be/7mKgZyOPqxA

The angle from the museum makes it hard to see trains crossing over. This angle makes it obvious.
Nice video. I hope the new railcam on the station will be just as good.
by Jim_c
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Elk vs Car 12/31/19
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Re: Grand Elk vs Car 12/31/19

NSSD70ACe wrote:Portage Police is reporting that a GDLK train struck a vehicle between Vanderbilt and Centre on Shaver.


No further info at this time.
https://wwmt.com/news/local/train-crash ... talospital
by Jim_c
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Elk NYC Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

Re: Grand Elk NYC Signals

The "current" line north from Kalamazoo to GR was the former Pennsy. There was a "NYC" line also between the two cities but that was taken up a LONG time ago. The current line coming into GR from the south (Not the former Pennsy) that ran by Steelcase, Keebler's ect was the former NYC that ran from...
by Jim_c
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Grand Elk NYC Signals
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

Re: Grand Elk NYC Signals

The GR&I/PRR did have signals north of Kalamazoo. They're gone now.
by Jim_c
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1487
Views: 464102

Re: GDLK Operations

Elk must be expecting a huge northbound train today. Went south thru TR at 12:20pm with 4-6axles. 4189,4209,4124 and 4225 coming to Elkhart now. Holiday switching can be unpredictable so better more power than less. Actually had a short train SB for this much power. I think those were the same four...
by Jim_c
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 43654

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

by Jim_c
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 22855

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

GDLK headed over to Otsego at about 14:30 with 6-ish boxcars, and triple power: 4209, 4124, and 4206. Delivering a loco to GR, or heavy train? First time I can recall seeing 3 locomotives on this section. Not sure what the consist is that will be headed north.
by Jim_c
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Train Location Updates 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 15048

Re: NS Updates, November 2019

So I'm a bit late with this report. Friday about 5:50 PM there was an eastbound through Galesburg. I only got a good look at the last part of it, but it was an unusually long mixed freight for that time of day. Lots of gons, some coil cars, and the obligatory CHs. May have had some box cars at the f...
by Jim_c
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Charlotte Live Railcam
Replies: 14
Views: 8799

Re: Charlotte Live Railcam

The ATCS Monitor forbid streaming it. Maybe that is the problem.