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Correct

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Correct
Yes, that's was part of the old GR&I RR, later, later Pennsylvania RR, Penn Central, Conrail and now GKLD, looking north along the spur line off of Romence Road west of Bishop Avenue in Portage, MI south of the Kalamazoo Airport. Final run of the remaining passenger train service between Fort Wayne, IN and Mackinaw City, MI the Northern Arrow, trains 519/520 were made on September 4, 1961.

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Where be it?
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Kalamazoo, Kilgore?
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AARR wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Kalamazoo, Kilgore?
Super close, just off by one street. Per my source: our industry doesn't receive service. Still has the spur intact, but it costs way too much. One of our requirements is that the scrap brought in has to be covered and dry, or else we could have an explosion. The rail companies jacked that cost up that made it so it wasn't cost effective
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Sounds like one of the LC Howard warehouses. I'll have to check for which one because they have several locations in Kzoo.
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AARR wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Kalamazoo, Kilgore?
Super close, just off by one street. Per my source: our industry doesn't receive service. Still has the spur intact, but it costs way too much. One of our requirements is that the scrap brought in has to be covered and dry, or else we could have an explosion. The rail companies jacked that cost up that made it so it wasn't cost effective
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I was mistaken. It is the spur that goes into the former GM Stamping plant in Kalamazoo.
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Sounds like one of the LC Howard warehouses. I'll have to check for which one because they have several locations in Kzoo.
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AARR wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Kalamazoo, Kilgore?
Super close, just off by one street. Per my source: our industry doesn't receive service. Still has the spur intact, but it costs way too much. One of our requirements is that the scrap brought in has to be covered and dry, or else we could have an explosion. The rail companies jacked that cost up that made it so it wasn't cost effective
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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AARR wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:22 pm
I was mistaken. It is the spur that goes into the former GM Stamping plant in Kalamazoo.
AARR wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:59 pm
Sounds like one of the LC Howard warehouses. I'll have to check for which one because they have several locations in Kzoo.
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Super close, just off by one street. Per my source: our industry doesn't receive service. Still has the spur intact, but it costs way too much. One of our requirements is that the scrap brought in has to be covered and dry, or else we could have an explosion. The rail companies jacked that cost up that made it so it wasn't cost effective
It is off Park Circle Drive, just east of S Sprinkle Road near Kalamazoo. Just north of Kilgore Yard. It is Kaiser Aluminum plant.
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It's Kaiser Aluminum and interesting about needing the scrap to be dry.
Guess it's like not adding water to grease/oil on the stove.

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Someone found a diamond (not a wye) on a bridge and someone has identified it as Binghampton, NY.
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... ?2,5339211

But there's one closer to home.
Do you know where?
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DaveO wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:03 pm
Someone found a wye on a bridge and someone has identified it as Binghampton, NY.
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... ?2,5339211

But there's one closer to home.
Do you know where?
That link found a diamond on a bridge, not a wye as you mentioned. One closer to home is in Chicago, also on that thread...is that close enough?:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9622725 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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As AARR would say oops :oops:

Sorry diamond.

As I get older that kind of stuff happens more.
Really sad because I did a proof read.

It's in Michigan or I would have mentioned it to comply with da rules.

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Well, thanks for correcting it's about diamonds, but man, you answered your own question within a couple hours :(
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Dix is also a diamond on a bridge. (Southwest Detroit)

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~Z~ wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:45 pm
Well, thanks for correcting it's about diamonds, but man, you answered your own question within a couple hours :(
I figured I lost everyone with the cryptic use of wye instead of diamond :?
Turns out there are more diamonds on bridges than I remembered.
As ConrailDetroit noted, Dix is also on a bridge.
Maybe some in the UP because the mining related track was really crazy in places.
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I was gonna say Beaubien Street, but it looks to me like the diamond has been replaced with two turnouts??

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C&O Dispatcher wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:07 am
I was gonna say Beaubien Street, but it looks to me like the diamond has been replaced with two turnouts??
Movable frogs used because of the crossing angle.
Called a switched crossing or swingnose crossing.
Probably has other names.

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Moveable frogs aside, "turns out" it seems to have been reconfigured since this photo was taken. :)

http://www.michiganrailroads.com/statio ... detroit-mi

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