Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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This morning I was out and about on the old Michigan central. I was dropping a friend off In Dexter, so I stuck around for the morning Amtrak racing westbound through town. I caught them clearing the old Dexter Depot.

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Since I figured B25 would not be far behind I stuck around for them. I ended up near signal 40 near the Huron River. They were racing west with an SD40-2 and SD40E for power.

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As I was heading home I hear the Ann Arbor switching at ferry yard. I would grab a shot of them at Pittsfield junction with a short 3 car train.

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3 trains in about 3 hours is also nice in this area, including two EMD powered freight trains. Thanks for looking and reading!
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Re: Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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Neat!
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Ypsi wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:55 am
As I was heading home I hear the Ann Arbor switching at ferry yard. I would grab a shot of them at Pittsfield junction with a short 3 car train.
Did they just run around their train or was there some other work they did at Ferry Yard?
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Re: Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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AARR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:41 pm
Ypsi wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:55 am
As I was heading home I hear the Ann Arbor switching at ferry yard. I would grab a shot of them at Pittsfield junction with a short 3 car train.
Did they just run around their train or was there some other work they did at Ferry Yard?
I can't answer your question definitively but last I knew Ferry Siding had short-term storage so I'd speculate they pulled a car from storage.
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Re: Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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Thank you.

Last time I checked the yard tracks are still there but disconnected from the main. Has that changed?
cfriedri wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:50 am
AARR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:41 pm
Ypsi wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:55 am
As I was heading home I hear the Ann Arbor switching at ferry yard. I would grab a shot of them at Pittsfield junction with a short 3 car train.
Did they just run around their train or was there some other work they did at Ferry Yard?
I can't answer your question definitively but last I knew Ferry Siding had short-term storage so I'd speculate they pulled a car from storage.
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Re: Michigan Line Morning 7/7/21

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AARR wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:53 am
Thank you.

Last time I checked the yard tracks are still there but disconnected from the main. Has that changed?
cfriedri wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:50 am
AARR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:41 pm

Did they just run around their train or was there some other work they did at Ferry Yard?
I can't answer your question definitively but last I knew Ferry Siding had short-term storage so I'd speculate they pulled a car from storage.
You are correct - only Ferry Siding remains. Both Urania and Ferry are used for storage and are switched with frequency. Makes it kind of difficult to double a train when you stall :roll:
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