Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

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Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby conrailmike » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:50 am

Met up with James this morning in Walled Lake, heard that the former COE rail was running this morning to drop cars off at APT and CSX. Too bad the light was so dang craptastic! James shot some video so he may post it here too.

Track looks horrible, sure have let the line go. Looking east toward Walled Lake from Ladd Rd.
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Looking west
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Conductor sure does look familiar...
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The backside of APT, looked like there was one more car back there for a total of 7...not including the one they dropped off. This one is for you AARR :mrgreen:
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Making the delivery at APT
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Benstein Rd. Now on to Wixom for the delivery to the CSX
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Sure is sad to see that signal rusting away
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You can barely see the rails with all the weeds growing
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Rounding the bend in Wixom.
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Conductor had to jump off and walk up ahead to see if there were any cars from CSX.
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Finishing up at Wixom
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Work is done, heading back to Walled Lake with light power.
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That was it, didn't have time to follow back to Walled Lake. Photos are also on Flickr
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby CAT345C » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:30 pm

yea that kid looks really familiar...
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby SW » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:18 pm

Nice set of pix, CRMike.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:38 am

nice pics and report crmike. Looking good and standing tall SMRGuy :)

In the second to last pic what's the industry in the background with all the covered hoppers in it? Are those cement hoppers from Alpena?
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby conrailmike » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:25 pm

They just might be cement hoppers. The last time I checked, that place was a pre-cast concrete manufacturer. I don't remember the name though.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby CAT345C » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:30 pm

Thats Korexx, last time I knew, they made soaps. The have small 25tonner or a plymouth switcher.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby conrailmike » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:21 pm

I stand corrected, that used to be a pre-cast company awhile back.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:01 pm

Korex had quite a few cars on their spurs. Is that the norm for them? Looks to be a good customer for CSX that I wasn't aware of.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby CAT345C » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:33 pm

As far as I can remember yes that is the norm. When I ride my quad, I will usually go to that BP gas station at Wixom and Pontiac Trail then take my food back to an abandoned subdivision construction site that backs up to the spur and watch them unload. I'm pretty sure this is the lines biggest customer unless there is a bigger one up in flint. I'm not sure what Trans Flo is getting at the moment but it may be up with the christmas season coming and more toys being needed for store shelves.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:46 pm

conrailmike wrote:I stand corrected, that used to be a pre-cast company awhile back.


Must have been a long while ago, as from my day one at CSX, it has always been soap. They had a fire a while back that took out there wherehouse. I want to say they dont use more then three or four a day, rest is just waiting. Was three tracks as I rember. Most usualy half full.
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby CAT345C » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:57 pm

Here ya go Don:

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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:09 pm

Thanks for the info guys.

I didn't realize that prototype engines came in an undec model :lol: (get it - the SW1200 is completely black like an undec model...
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Re: Chasing the former COE Rail 9/6/10

Unread postby CAT345C » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:12 pm

Its got saftey and "don't put your hand in this door or you will be shocked" labels lol.
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