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by Super Chief
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

Sunday night as we worked an accident on 131, a 3 unit GDLK train went by southbound. The red HCLX unit was leading what appeared to be 2 other 4 axle units. If 1 was 3534 then she got out of town at midnight. This was at CP Park.
by Super Chief
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Domtar in Port Huron
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: Domtar in Port Huron

Once a paper mill closes now it usually is the end of the line for it. White Piegon and the 4 other Graphic Packaging mills that the new Kalamazoo mill will replace will close as they call it in the board room Capacity Neutral. Only the newest and more efficient paper machines are kept running at th...
by Super Chief
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

Somebody on Facebook reported that 7030 & 3534 were being sold and moved? Any reliable info on this?
by Super Chief
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Weird move in Elkhart
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Weird move in Elkhart

This morning on Virtual Railfan about 8:48am a merchandise train with 2 BNSF units went by the museum on track 3. Engines were past Prairie St. overpass and east of Main St. Came to a total stop. Sat for a long while and backed up into the yard Assumed they had to wait for rear end protection to mak...
by Super Chief
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GR & I Depot Petosky
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

GR & I Depot Petosky

Mlive showing considerable damage to trees and south wall of depot collapsing on the depot grounds at Pennsylvania Square in downtown Petosky. Storms that rolled thru that area last night and today. Its an attorneys office of late. Hope the Perry Hotel fared better across the street.
by Super Chief
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

Southbound 1830 with empty stone cars between Portage and Schoolcraft now. Turned this one around quick.
by Super Chief
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

Have the stone trains went the way of the CSX grain train and the dinosaur? Haven't heard squat about South Bend or Kalamazoo trains of late.
by Super Chief
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon

Looks to be an SW1200 that is remote control, the slug looks like its a ballast slug, no stacks and a porch on each end like an SW1. Just using the traction motors on the slug powered from the SW1200 for slow speed shoves. Cow/calves or TR2s had prime movers in both units.
by Super Chief
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon

Thanks for posting the pics. These are units I didn't know existed. When I was conductor on Illinois Central suburban trains in the 1960s we had a lot of cow/calf units at Homewood. They also transversed the St. Charles Air line on the up and over at Central Station on the lakefront on locals and tr...
by Super Chief
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

J H Campbell coal plant Port Sheldon

Has anyone seen photos of the cow/calf switcher set at this location. Google satellite photo of plant shows a set on the loop track inside the facility. I didn't know the power company had there own switcher? Also see where coal will still be used until at least 2031 for units 1 & 2, and 2040 for un...
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Alco at Strong Steel
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

Re: Alco at Strong Steel

Mary Jane is from Mendon, a lot of employees from there worked at Upjohn.
by Super Chief
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

3834 was leading the northbound road train again today. Kind of nice to see 2 red units vs black once in a while.
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Bridge Over Manistee River
Replies: 39
Views: 27046

Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

I ran into an Alex Huff at Pizza Ranch in Ft. Pierre SD after looking at his collection of engines at Chamberlain SD. It was right after a straight line wind thunderstrom event as all the silos were blown down in the fields. Summer of 2015.
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

4017 is coming north now, left Elkhart at 17:02.
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: SS BADGER 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

SS BADGER 2020

The Big Ship more Fun is sailing this year according to their website. The bad news is their accountant embezzled up to $3.5 million from them over the last 3 years. He is to be sentenced this month.
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Bridge Over Manistee River
Replies: 39
Views: 27046

Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

Any updates on bridge project?
by Super Chief
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC
Replies: 23
Views: 4879

Re: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC

Related to this is the new bridge over the Manistee River still a work in progress by MDOT? No cutbacks to the budget due to COVID and gas tax revenue have held it up? I ask because there have been no updates about it lately?
by Super Chief
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

18K is bringing WMAX 4017 back from St. Louis this afternoon. So will have all 3 4000s here for a while.
by Super Chief
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358734

Re: GDLK Operations

4th street is still the old installation. Cowling and Park also. Not sure if they will be replaced? They have been changed to approach lit instead of on all the time for years.
by Super Chief
Thu May 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: The Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Replies: 20
Views: 9637

Re: The Indiana Northeastern Railroad

When I was conductor on the Pumpkinvine Line to Shipshewana and Indiana Interstate was the freight hauler Edds only had room for 3 tank cars at that location.