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Date: 05/29/23 17:50
Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: train1275

Memorial Day Monday; May 29, 2023
Another beautiful day here in Lake Erie Land.

1. The 28B intermodal went east over the Nickel Plate from Vermilion at GC today and had a KCS Belle leading as it crossed Beaver Creek, and passed Beaver Park Marina. Power is KCS 4180 and UP 6317.

2. & 3.  The Great Lakes Vessel "Calumet" heads into port at Lorain, OH as it makes way up the Black River with twin Alco 16-251's smoking it up. The Calumet was built here in Lorain by American Ship Building in 1973.
 



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Date: 05/29/23 17:54
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: train1275

4. In honor of Memorial Day, the Stars & Stripes. The Lorain Memorial Day parade ended just before Calumet came in and the Route 6 bridge lifted.

5. More Alco smoke !!

6. Going through the lift bridge.








Date: 05/29/23 18:01
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: train1275

7. Then over to Sandusky we catch a loaded coal train coming in on the connector to the Sandusky District (ex-PRR) with the 1218 and 9770. Well, maybe not THE 1218, but that would have been a pretty cool sight to see.

8. NS 9587 and 4479 pass the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky on the 35N.

9. Then to Shinrock on the NKP to see this 10Q, apparently tied down with no crew about 15 miles out of Bellevue, and blocking two road crossings. Heard it come through about 6 hours later, so if someone didn't drive around the horn it was a really long wait. Power is NS 8092, 8034 and 4186.








Date: 05/29/23 18:06
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: train1275

10. A nice Lyman boat, the "Hi Lily" runs down river in Vermilion.

11. An old Dodge Boat Works wooden boat cruises under the old New York Central bridge over the Vermilion River in Vermilion, OH.

12. Last shot of the day is the 310 with ample geese in the river. Power is NS 4073, 1054 and rear DPU NS 8082



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Date: 05/30/23 03:34
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: dschlegel

Looks like a beautiful day out there!
Dan

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Date: 05/30/23 04:41
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: Notch76

I was out on the break wall watching the calumet good coverage on your part of Alco smoke

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Date: 05/30/23 06:03
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: Topfuel

train1275 Wrote:
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> 11. An old Dodge powered wooden boat cruises under
> the old New York Central bridge over the Vermilion
> River in Vermilion, OH.

You seem to know your boats, but how do you know that nice wood boat is powered by a Dodge engine? 



Date: 05/30/23 07:19
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: Notch76

Great Day in Lorain Ohio






Date: 05/30/23 08:00
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: FiveChime

Great photos of unique area. Love the human touch with both small and larger water vessels.
Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 05/30/23 08:22
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: Gonut1

Nice bunch of photos. Great look at big and small boats. A couple of wooden treasures there. 
Thanks.
Go



Date: 05/30/23 08:42
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land and a Colorful Belle
Author: train1275

Topfuel Wrote:
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> train1275 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 11. An old Dodge powered wooden boat cruises
> under
> > the old New York Central bridge over the
> Vermilion
> > River in Vermilion, OH.
>
> You seem to know your boats, but how do you know
> that nice wood boat is powered by a Dodge
> engine? 

I was wrong in that this is a Dodge boat from the Dodge Boat Works and likely has a Lycoming engine.
Dodge Boat Works was the company formed by Horace Dodge, Jr. (son of Horace Dodge of Dodge Brothers automobiles).



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Date: 05/30/23 17:26
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: timz

What does the Calumet carry?



Date: 05/30/23 17:31
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: train1275

timz Wrote:
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> What does the Calumet carry?

I probably should have paid more attention to that, but I think he had stone on this run.



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Date: 05/30/23 18:51
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: timz

For what?



Date: 05/31/23 04:29
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: train1275

timz Wrote:
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> For what?

As I said, I should have paid more attention, the boat came through the highway lift bridge and we left and it fell off my radar. Many boats coming into Lorain carry stone for asphalt or wholesale / retail from what I understand at the LaFarge dock upriver from the NS RU lift bridge. I went back and looked and the boat is tied up at Amcor down from RU bridge. Amcor makes Aluminum Flux so the boat probably had salt or potash. 

Notch76 here on TO is a Lorain guy and may have more or better info.

Website for Amcor: https://www.morningjournal.com/2009/08/23/chemical-company-an-unheralded-success-story/amp/



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Date: 05/31/23 06:17
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: Notch76

Yes your right about Amcor H Lee White is do this afternoon maybe a chance for a double shot with the calumet still in port

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Date: 06/02/23 15:38
Re: Alco Smoke Over Lake Erie Land
Author: ns1000

I like Pic 1!!



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