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by Jim_c
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: how i see mile makers
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: how i see mile makers

You have to know where the start point is for the mile posts. Often railroad structures beside the tracks will have a sign. If someone here has that particular line on their ATCS display, maybe they can help. Perhaps your railroad police friends can tell you as well. From your earlier post they seem...
by Jim_c
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: New here

Ray, are you asking what the symbols mean, or something else? Are you looking at an ATCS display? Some clarification would be helpful.
by Jim_c
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: New here

Hi Ray If you have a visual impairment, I presume you are using a screen reader. I believe the RadioReference.com site should be compatible with the screen reader. They have a lot of frequencies including most railroad frequencies. My only complaint is that they sometimes don't take frequencies off ...
by Jim_c
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358738

Re: GDLK Operations

justalurker66 wrote:GDLK northbound - two engines and a transformer - past Elkhart camera at 8:37pm.

Unloaded it in Plainwell. Probably for the Argenta substation.
by Jim_c
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358738

Re: GDLK Operations

There is also a line relocation in Kalamazoo in the works if plans are to follow thru. That would be the removal of the GR&I diamond and moving all traffic over to the line at BO and reconecting somewhere north of BO. With the paper mill expansion at the old Checker Motors site, that would probably...
by Jim_c
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 21995

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

[/quote] They are getting worked 5 days a week currently, crew does on duty at 7:30. They are leaving cars all around the diamond currently and it looks like the plant is expanding. They don't ship cars anymore it appears, but they are definitely receiving cars.[/quote] Excellent! That more than mak...
by Jim_c
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Brine Mine
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: Brine Mine

I believe the article said calcium chloride, not sodium chloride.
by Jim_c
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Rail Business news
Replies: 352
Views: 225019

Re: Michigan Rail Business news

Michigan Shore has a new customer in Muskegon loading some sort of ash into gondolas. I have heard this will generate anywhere from 4,000 to 8,000 car loads per year, but I guess that remains to be seen. That would be a lot of ash. Does anyone know the source? The only possible sources I can think ...
by Jim_c
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Radio Frequncies
Replies: 36
Views: 244837

Re: Radio Frequncies

I see that the emission designator of: 4K00F1W, has been added to all of the transmitter sites. This gives CSXT a green light to implement Kenwood's Nexedge digital data/voice technology at all locations that this (and other FCC grants) license covers. When this technology is implemented, it will b...
by Jim_c
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358738

Re: GDLK Operations

Saw HLCX 3834 coming out of Elkhart just a little while ago. They took a NS down , and brought the HLCX back.
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 22385

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

GDLK crew, NS rails that are leased to GDLK, CSX power. Could go either way.
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 65
Views: 21795

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Plainwell about 3:15.
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 65
Views: 21795

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Saturnalia wrote:Man you guys were foaming over this train like a rabid squirrel.
That's because for some of us the closest thing to a unit train we see regularly is three boxcars with paper products. Besides, seeing the CSX power on the GDLK was a bit different. Wish CSX would bring the cat back......
by Jim_c
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 65
Views: 21795

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

I presume the return trip will be on the same route. Is the power likely to run light back to GR or will they leave it there?
by Jim_c
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: White Pigeon Grain Trains
Replies: 65
Views: 21795

Re: White Pigeon Grain Trains

Plainwell at 10:10.

My wife got a better picture than I did. My calculations indicate about 25 mph. And that would match an hour from Moline to Plainwell.
by Jim_c
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 33
Views: 13788

Re: The Future?

I think a lot of the picture depends on where new development is. Right now, companies are building up in a respectable fashion right in LSRC's service area - and kudos to them for catering to their needs and being there to offer cost-effective and customer-focused service. I think we are done seei...
by Jim_c
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests
Replies: 4
Views: 2992

Re: VIA and CN shut down due to Indigenous Protests

Some of them in the west/north are running. Looks like 692 went to Churchill, and 2 is headed for Toronto.
by Jim_c
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1392
Views: 358738

Re: GDLK Operations

Southbound Grand Elk train hits car in Portage. Woman was on Vanderbilt at Midwest Fastners parked on tracks didn't see train. WWMT reporting it now. https://wwmt.com/news/local/train-collides-with-vehicle-parked-on-the-tracks-in-portage "The 52-year-old Kalamazoo man driving the train was not inju...
by Jim_c
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Derailment in LeClaire, IA leads to evacuation on 1/3/20.
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Derailment in LeClaire, IA leads to evacuation on 1/3/2

According to Google Maps that is the Buffalo Bill Museum.