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by Doktor No
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 465
Views: 7049

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

If the ash leaks from the cars will they be ash holes then?
Sorry, had to do it.
by Doktor No
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.

Roger that David Lang! I know auto fatalities would drop. How many times have you been at an intersection, first up, light turns green and some fool drives right thru the red...never looked up. I've seen it a few times and now I always LOOK both ways when I get a green at a traffic light before I mo...
by Doktor No
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: CSX Montague Subdivision History
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: CSX Montague Subdivision History

Just google Hooker Chemical Montague. That alone should keep you busy for awhile. Dangerous place, very creepy to go into and switch. Did it a few times. Didn't enjoy it.
by Doktor No
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.

Story looked rather straight up to me. Nowhere did I read that the train caused the crash...or are you reading between the lines?
When your head is buried....in your....phone...yeah, you miss trains ahead.
by Doktor No
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)

I hate to say it but should have routed it CN Toledo CSX.
by Doktor No
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 465
Views: 7049

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

An extra 326 today....interesting. Surprised they just didn't build a 400 car train.
by Doktor No
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)

336/337 went away for all of the above reasons along with Ford Wixom closing. We usually has a fairly short train from McGrew that expanded with a large pickup at Wixom Yard. Hold on to those Grand Blanc Ensle cars for Oldsmobile! And sometimes cement cars from Lafarge for Boichot Concrete in Lansing.
by Doktor No
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)

In the never ending CSX effort to continue to strive for customer satisfaction.....they changed the numbers. I'm sure meetings were held, luncheons served and thoughts were wrangled around the front office for that one momentous occasion.
The customers gave a collective yawn.
by Doktor No
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: CSX Plymouth sub train symbols (Early 2000's)

Q336/Q337 GR to Flint and back. Q326/Q327 GR to Detroit and back. Q334/Q335 GR to Toledo and back. D708 local Ensle to GR and back. D707 local Ensle to South Lyon and back. X500, X501, X502, X503 on up were the CP run throughs to Detroit/Windsor from Chicago Bensenville and Schiller Park. X504/X505 ...
by Doktor No
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub Grand Rapids and other lines
Replies: 12
Views: 1984

Re: Plymouth Sub Grand Rapids and other lines

Thanks for the info Typhoon. Hopefully they have called back enough to actually run it and I assume they have...but one never knows!
And no, I ain't coming back either. My dreams at night are still work related but that's it...my DREAMS.
by Doktor No
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Boat Hits Lake State Bridge Saginaw River.
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Boat Hits Lake State Bridge Saginaw River.

23 ft. Baja hit the bridge. AT SPEED.
Drugs, Alcohol and Speed were said to be factors...also enter STUPID into the equation...
by Doktor No
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 3130

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

The article was more about the ability of Twin Cities folks being able to connect from St. Joe to NewBuff and then connecting to Wolverine Service eastward. As I replied to the Trains article, there is but one train in the early morning and one in the mid evening...making connections somewhat...prob...
by Doktor No
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Frankfort Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Frankfort Question

The cherry cannery and I believe Harris Pie were the last two customers. Lasted until the whole thing came up well after ferry service stopped. Last loads were reefers of cherries etc, etc. Or maybe it was frozen pies. Last loads were in ATSF diesel powered refrigerator cars IIRC.
by Doktor No
Fri May 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 35922

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Typhoon wrote:Amtrak is supposed to make a round trip and a half from Chicago to GR today.
IT'S ALIVE!
by Doktor No
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Brine Mine
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Brine Mine

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay- ... ation.html I'm sure it has been posted here before but here is an M-Live update incase you're interested.
Just don't inject it into your self to kill the virus!
by Doktor No
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 10897

Re: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A

Worse track? Quantified by either, are we still on the rail or nope we're on the ground. The covered hopper we were sent to unload rocked off the rail. Crew was going 12MPH. "But that's only 2 over the limit!" No its 20% over the limit. IIRC it was an orange IC hopper. The unloader/vacuum came from ...
by Doktor No
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 10897

Re: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A

I have posted this before but we took a small covered hopper load of oyster shells down there one time. They used to get an occasional propane and perhaps a nitrogen or ammonia or two from time to time...but that's gone over to Waylaid. Used to get an occasional carload of lumber too. I had made it ...
by Doktor No
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 10897

Re: Spur in Fillmore, Hamilton Branch Q&A

The tank cars may have been for Tallow. IIRC they loaded tallow in Hamilton at one time. Not to jump ship too much, but when did the Co-op last get liquid fertilizer and why did they stop receiving it? Some older photos showed tank cars in Hamilton and I haven't seen any go down the line in a few y...