Upper Peninsula Railroad Operations Thread

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More updates made today, mostly clarifications and a few minor changes to operations.

FWIW, those looking to railfan the LS&I this summer can expect continued, but likely reduced, operations. They will be loading boats off the stockpile while Tilden is shutdown from now until at least July.
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Is this thread still relevant with the operations? Has anything changed?
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kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Is this thread still relevant with the operations? Has anything changed?
The E&LS is running pretty decent amount of trains. Jason on YouTube lives in East Kingsford, Mi (next door to Iron Mountain, Mi) & is uploading videos. Checkout the ELS #600, their FP7A engine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMybdRb1EtA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I92nqyG9u8M

Nice close pacing of the ELS #600 Jason does in Iron Mountain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjHcADDwO4k&t=179s

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kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Is this thread still relevant with the operations? Has anything changed?
Still accurate to the best of my knowledge. Haven't heard of any significant changes.
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The only change is CN U745 which is the all rail ore move to the LS&I is down for 8-12 weeks due to a full shut down on the LS&I. U745 has been making Ishpeming turns instead of eagle mills turns, or doing misc dog catch work. This would also mean the road job to the Soo prolly doesn't have DPUs and loaded rail vans.

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I love Jason's video's! I get the impression he's not popular with the employees at E&LS but he doesn't seem to care 8) .
Tom49801 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:08 pm
kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Is this thread still relevant with the operations? Has anything changed?
The E&LS is running pretty decent amount of trains. Jason on YouTube lives in East Kingsford, Mi (next door to Iron Mountain, Mi) & is uploading videos. Checkout the ELS #600, their FP7A engine:
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AARR wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:07 am
I love Jason's video's! I get the impression he's not popular with the employees at E&LS but he doesn't seem to care 8) .
Tom49801 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:08 pm
kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Is this thread still relevant with the operations? Has anything changed?
The E&LS is running pretty decent amount of trains. Jason on YouTube lives in East Kingsford, Mi (next door to Iron Mountain, Mi) & is uploading videos. Checkout the ELS #600, their FP7A engine:
He is not popular because he harasses them and stalks them, then uses Clickbait titles to draw negativity to the company. If he is around the crews are all on edge. When he is not around it is a night and day difference.

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Well that's not cool :x .
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He is not popular because he harasses them and stalks them, then uses Clickbait titles to draw negativity to the company. If he is around the crews are all on edge. When he is not around it is a night and day difference.
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AARR wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Well that's not cool :x .
BOHICA wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:11 pm
He is not popular because he harasses them and stalks them, then uses Clickbait titles to draw negativity to the company. If he is around the crews are all on edge. When he is not around it is a night and day difference.
Yeah he is reviled by most railfans up there
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U745 is back to running normal for the year.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:17 pm
More updates made today, mostly clarifications and a few minor changes to operations.

FWIW, those looking to railfan the LS&I this summer can expect continued, but likely reduced, operations. They will be loading boats off the stockpile while Tilden is shutdown from now until at least July.
I’m currently in Marquette and interested in seeing the LS&I railroad. I saw that you had mentioned the dock maneuver only occurs when ships are present in the dock. Is there any accessible schedule to see when the ships arrive? I would be very interested in seeing this maneuver take place.

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Micah, go to marinetraffic.com and you can use the interactive maps there to click on the port of Marquette and then click on “expected arrivals” to see what is scheduled. These are rough estimates given by the crews, best to check in frequently to see if there are changes. I don’t know anything about the dock jobs operation, but the MV Lee A Tregurtha is loading this afternoon for Dearborn. It arrived around 10am.

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:09 pm
Micah, go to marinetraffic.com and you can use the interactive maps there to click on the port of Marquette and then click on “expected arrivals” to see what is scheduled. These are rough estimates given by the crews, best to check in frequently to see if there are changes. I don’t know anything about the dock jobs operation, but the MV Lee A Tregurtha is loading this afternoon for Dearborn. It arrived around 10am.

Thank you!

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Is there any accurate information regarding radio channel information for the UP? I've not seen anything definite, unless I'm missing it somewhere...

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sparrow24 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:40 am
Is there any accurate information regarding radio channel information for the UP? I've not seen anything definite, unless I'm missing it somewhere...
Almost everything for Michigan can be found here https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=1555
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