West Olive coal train question

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What siding (or sidings) are used to tack on helper power for the eastbound runs, and are they at all accessible? I have a video in production that I would like footage of the helpers being put on the trains to tackle Saugatuck hill.
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Usually Grand Junction these days, but sometimes also Wells.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:25 pm
Usually Grand Junction these days, but sometimes also Wells.
Any chance you could drop a few maps pins for me?
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Wells siding is south of Fennville (CG 42), Grand Junction siding is in Grand Junction (CG 54)

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David Collins wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:28 pm
Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:25 pm
Usually Grand Junction these days, but sometimes also Wells.
Any chance you could drop a few maps pins for me?
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Please don’t. The crews already have enough going on while they are trying to move engines around out there without having to worry about someone being out there with a camera making a video while they are working. Not to mention the possibility of getting a crew in trouble if they do something that the company doesn’t agree with and the video ends up in the hands of management.
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CSXT8390 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:11 pm
Please don’t. The crews already have enough going on while they are trying to move engines around out there without having to worry about someone being out there with a camera making a video while they are working. Not to mention the possibility of getting a crew in trouble if they do something that the company doesn’t agree with and the video ends up in the hands of management.
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David Collins wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:28 pm
Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:25 pm
Usually Grand Junction these days, but sometimes also Wells.
Any chance you could drop a few maps pins for me?
Here are actual links to the pins instead of screen shots.

Wells: https://maps.app.goo.gl/yaF5hHLEqMVbk4mJA?g_st=ic


GJ East End: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TkrfR79jcRQnWjxf9?g_st=ic

GJ West End: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1osfwZK36cwjz3XD7
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David Collins wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 4:28 pm
CSXT8390 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:11 pm
Please don’t. The crews already have enough going on while they are trying to move engines around out there without having to worry about someone being out there with a camera making a video while they are working. Not to mention the possibility of getting a crew in trouble if they do something that the company doesn’t agree with and the video ends up in the hands of management.
Understood.
Most of us, myself included, are pretty friendly when it comes to railfans being around in public places during our normal work. But when we are just trying to get the train from point A to point B while likely running towards the end of our 12 hours, we just want to get done without having to worry about someone being around that might not be aware of all the hazards of the train and movements. Not to mention, the East End of Grand Junction is in someone's back yard, and the dude is pretty chill about letting our crews work around his property, but he does have some crops right there that he might not take kindly to people "trespassing" in.
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