Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Field Trip Reminder -- Detroit Trip March 28-30th 2014

If you are planning to go on the spring REAC trip David Nelson needs you to add your name to the list at: 

as soon as possible.  If you are planning to go it is critical that you get your name on the list NOW!  If we do not have enough interest in the trip we may have to cancel, so twist some arms if you want to make sure it happens. A refundable deposit of $20 can be delivered to Pam Hannon to reserve your spot for the trip. She is located right next to Pasi's office.

The deadline for sign-ups is March 20th.  The REAC will cover the transportation and lodging costs for the trip.  We will leave on Thursday the 27th, spend the night in the Straights area, and get to Detroit early in the afternoon of the 28th.  We'll spend the night of the 28th in the Detroit area, and then start back towards Houghton on the evening of the 29th.  We should be back in Houghton by early afternoon on Sunday. There will be plenty to see and learn on this trip and the only cost to you is food! All travel and accommodations will be provided.

It looks like it is shaping up to be a great opportunity to see what is happening in the rail world around Detroit.  We have confirmed visits with Conrail, SteelPro (a major steel wharehousing and shipping company, that has on-site rail loading with CSX and NS), and NS railyards and dispatch center.  We expect to confirm visits to the M-1 transit project, and  the accelerated rail facilities in the southern part of the state.