GDLK Operations

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Yes CN serves Glendenning. Emerald LC Howard is and ex International plant.

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1TrackMind wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:54 pm
Yes CN serves Glendenning. Emerald LC Howard is and ex International plant.
I did a quick search - Union Camp was acquired by International Paper, so must be the same place.

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WAMX 4189 is back on the Elk in the corporate colors. That leaves 4190 as the only WSOR unit left on the GDLK.
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I don’t know about recent times, but earlier in the Grand Elk era, and in the NS era before that, Arvco in Kalamazoo was only switched by CN. In fact, it was typically the farthest north the Kalamazoo Switch Run would travel, unless they were going to Botsford for interchange.

I was just reviewing the industry list on the previous page. Very well done! You don’t need to list it, but I always counted the Michigan Southern interchange as a customer of Grand Elk. It’s a captive interchange and they are served by the local, and their set out and pickup are fairly similar to an industry set out or pickup.

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Where does the Elk interchange with CN? Do they run a job from Botsford to CN Kilgore?
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kd_1014 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:37 pm
Where does the Elk interchange with CN? Do they run a job from Botsford to CN Kilgore?
Yes

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Hey Guys, GDLK Train 303 just went North out of Elkhart at 2:15pm today with 81 cars, 4 of which were loaded Coke Cars!!

Who on the Elk gets Coke?? Maybe its interchanged with JAIL or CSX??

Thanks.

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MSO receives them and unloads them at the old gravel quarry where they have set up a series of Team Track unloading stations on the old spur
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Hey Guys, GDLK Train 303 just went North out of Elkhart at 2:15pm today with 81 cars, 4 of which were loaded Coke Cars!!

Who on the Elk gets Coke?? Maybe its interchanged with JAIL or CSX??
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AARR wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:50 pm
MSO receives them and unloads them at the old gravel quarry where they have set up a series of Team Track unloading stations on the old spur
David Lang wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:22 pm
Hey Guys, GDLK Train 303 just went North out of Elkhart at 2:15pm today with 81 cars, 4 of which were loaded Coke Cars!!

Who on the Elk gets Coke?? Maybe its interchanged with JAIL or CSX??
Any word on if OX Industries in White Pigeon (old White Pigeon Paper plant) is still actively using rail? I know they used to receive tank cars, but I believe they are now making different products at the plant.

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Thank you AARR.

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Also, here is an interactive custom Google Map of the route and customers of Grand Elk that I have pieced together over the last few months. I was initially going to label every track line, but it became way too time consuming (yes, I did indeed mark every yard track at Gearhart and Hughart... :shock: ). If there are any corrections or errors please let me know by posting here or just shooting me a PM. The link was also be on the GDLK wiki page.
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OX is making an uncoated product so there won't be any more tank cars there. Maybe MSO will convince them to rehab the dock spur and ship/receive cardboard/paper products.
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Any word on if OX Industries in White Pigeon (old White Pigeon Paper plant) is still actively using rail? I know they used to receive tank cars, but I believe they are now making different products at the plant.
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NS is no longer running from Jackson or Battle Creek to Kalamazoo. All traffic is now coming from Detroit.

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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
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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

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1TrackMind wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
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
How long has that been going on?
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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?

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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?
They get all the money if they move it all themselves. I’m sure that was a factor.
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ns8401 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:40 pm
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?
They get all the money if they move it all themselves. I’m sure that was a factor.
Uhhhh

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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

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