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@ J T « Mon 1:34:31 pm »
I’m pretty sure I remember seeing at grinstein leading one of those trains north through Comstock Park back around ’02.
@ kd_1014 « Mon 12:27:08 pm »
Oh dang
@ SD80MAC « Mon 12:21:41 pm »
that one ran as G910
@ SD80MAC « Mon 12:21:19 pm »
@ SD80MAC « Mon 12:21:17 pm »
Here’s another loaded MQT grain train at Fox back in 2013 behind a C40-8 and a CN SD75I
@ SD80MAC « Mon 12:16:31 pm »
G764 and G752 were other symbols I seem to recall seeing a few times as well
@ SD80MAC « Mon 12:16:07 pm »
Historically there were a few G883s that ran to Newaygo, back when CSX used the G preference for both loaded and empty grain trains
@ kd_1014 « Mon 12:06:19 pm »
Correct
@ Jeff L « Mon 12:04:09 pm »
to Newaygo..right?
@ SD80MAC « Mon 11:56:52 am »
V728
@ LansingRailFan « Mon 11:55:50 am »
Jeff L - symbol is V728 fyi
@ Jeff L « Mon 11:51:10 am »
got to be the empty G883 to Newaygo
@ kd_1014 « Mon 11:38:55 am »
I’m free as a bird when it shows up LOL
@ LansingRailFan « Mon 11:05:39 am »
Sorry man. Want me to hold it up in Lansing?
@ SD80MAC « Mon 10:53:51 am »
Of course, that MQT grain train is going to show up today right as I’m getting my second covid shot, lol
@ justalurker66 « Mon 9:52:14 am »
has started a new topic: South Shore Double Track
@ SD80MAC « Mon 9:39:26 am »
@ ~Z~ « Mon 9:38:01 am »
i have mapmyride.com app. I don’t use it often though, just on some of my rides or I plug in data afterwards.
@ KVERBERK « Mon 9:26:09 am »
do you guys use strava?
@ Rick A « Mon 8:10:43 am »
@ SW « Mon 7:43:10 am »
Nice riding, ~Z~ and AARR! I did my usual 15 yesterday to/around Plymouth. Did the West Bloomfield section of the Airline trail on Saturday.
@ AARR « Mon 6:55:10 am »
Nice ride ~Z~
@ AARR « Mon 6:54:28 am »
#2 B II BCG&A
@ Jetlink « Mon 2:58:33 am »
flew tpa-las-mdw this evening. Too tired to keep driving home. So cleared the city traffic and crashing here for the night.
@ Jetlink « Mon 2:57:37 am »
Live from somewhere near cp jochs land
@ Jeff L « Mon 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ ~Z~ « Sun 7:48:53 pm »
did a loop up to M6 and over through my bro’s neighborhood. saw my nephew outside so stopped by for a bit. then saw CNW8835 and his wifey outside so said a quick hi. kiddo saw a classmate on the trail too. fun day riding around.
@ ~Z~ « Sun 7:47:42 pm »
took son kiddo on bike ride today, longest he’s managed so far. 14.09 DISTANCE ( MI ) 7.79 AVG SPEED ( MPH ) 1:55:15 DURATION 718 CALORIES ( KCAL )
@ AARR « Sun 7:46:52 pm »
Im stumped so far CRD ???
@ AARR « Sun 7:23:48 pm »
has started a new topic: Grand Rapids Southwestern
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 7:07:33 pm »
AARR, I think you are going to be quite surprised on the current where is it
@ AARR « Sun 6:13:17 pm »
has started a new topic: Michigan Northern
@ AARR « Sun 4:21:34 pm »
Tough wind going south to north then east to west
@ AARR « Sun 4:21:02 pm »
Yes ~Z~, all on the MOT :)
@ AARR « Sun 4:20:39 pm »
40.1 miles, 2’30"55’", 2,083cal, 15.9 mph
@ 9xs « Sun 2:08:27 pm »
at one time the crossings were radio keyed to the tratfic signals similar to rural airport lighting
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:35:53 am »
I haven’t been able to ask why yet, but it appears as though NICTD only uses one track circuit per crossing, no island at the crossing itself
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:35:17 am »
The rails are the ground for the 1500V DC so the equipment simply won’t work. So they’re stuck with fixed-length approach circuits. So if Franklin’s circuit was the correct length to the east, trains stopping at 11th street would not foul Franklin but cause the crossing (which is just traffic lights) to stay lined for the railroad
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:33:47 am »
The challenge with grade crossings on electrified territory is that they cannot use the predictor circuits like most railroads do now, which are able to figure out the speed of the train and adjust accordingly using impedance and other fancy track circuit stuff
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:32:44 am »
So departing trains are instructed to depart when the light at Franklin is red, and creep up until they get green, as the circuit knocks down the light for Franklin St
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:32:03 am »
Basically the approach circuit for the crossing is really short, so that the train does not cause the crossing to go off during their station stop, and ends after eastbounds clear
@ Saturnalia « Sun 11:31:13 am »
@Jetlink the traffic light thing is for Westbounds at Franklin Street, which if the first street west of the 11th Street stop
@ AARR « Sun 11:22:47 am »
LOL
~Z~ wrote: with the weight training, AARR will remain more buff than Joe Satriani.
@ SD80MAC « Sun 11:10:27 am »
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:27:15 am »
Alex?
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:27:07 am »
or maybe it is and I just didn’t perceive it properly.
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:26:42 am »
I was a little surprised the trains had to stop at the traffic lights, that they weren’t some how interlocked to the block occupancy of the train to cause traffic to yeild to the train.
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:59 am »
and rode through it once
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:49 am »
I saw the srteet running a few times
@ Jetlink « Sun 10:25:20 am »
Wakey
@ LansingRailFan « Sun 10:00:51 am »
Hmmm. Better make my way down one last time?
@ ~Z~ « Sun 9:55:23 am »
per MQT3001 below: "I’ll get to deal with it enough to start but it may start coming out by the end of the summer, depending on what the contractor wants to tackle first"
@ LansingRailFan « Sun 9:50:36 am »
When are they getting rid of the street running in Michigan City?
@ ~Z~ « Sun 9:29:39 am »
with the weight training, AARR will remain more buff than Joe Satriani.
@ DaveO « Sun 9:28:45 am »
Life is dangerous to your health. My lips seem to have taken the wrecking bar smack pretty well. Hope your foot does the same.
@ AARR « Sun 8:50:43 am »
Dropped a 25 lbs weight on my foot this morning...that’ll leave a mark (ouch)
@ AARR « Sun 8:50:01 am »
I resumed weight training about a month ago. I feel stronger while biking but my overall speed is still about the same as last year.
@ SW « Sun 8:07:39 am »
Nice ride, AARR! Nice walk, Jetlink!
@ AARR « Sun 7:12:27 am »
#3 C III CMGN
@ 9xs « Sun 5:00:50 am »
now I have someone to compl3when I can’t get to the grocery store

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