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Date: 05/15/24 09:44
West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: ironmtn

A westbound CN freight behind two clean and sharp GEs heads for Chicago just west of downtown Battle Creek, Mich. on Feb. 20, 2016. Just a last-second wedge grab shot out the car window that turned out well, while stopped at the S. Kendall St. grade crossing. The clear, low-angle wintertime light helps, as it always does.

This location is just west of the Gord interlocking on ex-GTW track, where the Amtrak ex-PC nee-NYC / MC Michigan Line joins from the left to run through downtown, before diverging again east of the central business district. The second signal gantry to the left shows the location of the Amtrak trackage at the junction.

MC




Date: 05/15/24 10:16
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: jgilmore

Nice bright, colorful scene, the last time I rode through there the units were GTW blue...

JG



Date: 05/15/24 10:41
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: refarkas

Excellent grab shot.
Bob



Date: 05/15/24 14:35
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: TheNavigator

Nice work!
GK



Date: 05/15/24 15:18
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: WM_1109

Nice. The light couldn't have been better.
/Ted



Date: 05/15/24 18:34
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: Gonut1

Nicely done! The one and only time I was in Battle Creek (1984) that blue overpass was just opened after the rails were merged through the city eliminating the dual rail crossings that plagued traffic. I recall a very nice classic passenger station from an earlier era. I had little time to railfan but a quick drive around looking for a suitable dinner we found Tony The Tiger! A trip highlight!
Gonut



Date: 05/17/24 01:09
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: Ron

These three were taken right near South Kendall Street, looking east toward the signals at CN Gord.
CN Gord - MP 175.5 CN South Bend Subdivision, Battle Creek, Michigan.
South Kendall Street - MP 175.14 CN South Bend Subdivision, Battle Creek, Michigan.



Ron








Date: 05/17/24 01:18
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: Ron

These three are the Amtrak Michigan Line looking east toward CN Gord, taken from South Kendall Street.

Gord - MP 121.4 Amtrak Michigan Line, Battle Creek, Michigan.
South Kendall Street - MP 121.55 Amtrak Michigan Line, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Ron


 








Date: 05/17/24 01:33
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: Ron

The first two are looking south, then north on South Kendall Street, trying to show the distance between the CN and Amtrak Lines.
The CN crossing is a No Whistle Crossing, but the Amtrak Line is not.

The Firekeepers Casino, out east of Battle Creek, bought the old fire station a few years ago. I've never been in it. I guess you can get sandwiches and beverages.


Ron 








Date: 05/17/24 13:59
Re: West Michigan Wednesday: CN Freight at Battle Creek
Author: ns1000

Nice pic!!



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