Plymouth & GR sub-div Work

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Re: Plymouth & GR sub-div Work

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Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:38 am
Is any tie work happening on the Plymouth, or are all the ties going to the GR sub side?
If my sources are correct, there should be a partial re-timbering happening on the Plymouth subdivision sometime this year.
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Re: Plymouth & GR sub-div Work

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Is any tie work happening on the Plymouth, or are all the ties going to the GR sub side?
I believe there are some ties heading to a business in Livingston. M327 has been dropping off loaded cars with ties there recently
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Re: Plymouth & GR sub-div Work

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Andy24 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:16 pm
TSS wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:38 am
Is any tie work happening on the Plymouth, or are all the ties going to the GR sub side?
I believe there are some ties heading to a business in Livingston. M327 has been dropping off loaded cars with ties there recently
Lots of ties spread out on the line from St. Joe bridge to well south of Livingston. M327 set out tie cars in Michigan City today. They’ve dumped ballast from the Saugatuck Hill area to well south of St. Joe. So the project is quite significant on the GR sub. Was curious if the same is happening on the Plymouth.

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Ties were distributed along the ROW today in Michigan City.
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W085-14 (Loaded Ballast Train) set to dump ballast from mp 44 to all the way Grandville mp 6.0 today
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In a local group on Facebook many people were posting about isbell bridge and how they wish it could be fixed up. Made me think, with all the work they're doing on the Plymouth sub when they reach Howell will they finally take down Isbell bridge? I know at one point CSX wanted to take the bridge down. When the time comes a lot of people will definitely be bummed out, even non train people it seems.

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there is the (historical)issue of pedestrian access.
mdot removed the original pedestrian bridge across I-696 to harrison high school and had no plans to replace it.
the replacement bridge lives on while the high school closed and is now a community center.

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