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by Plannerdad
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 852
Views: 14737

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Obscure question, I wonder if the larger rocks are for the Grand River Restoration project in GR. The are supposed to start the S.O I-196 to W. Fulton Street section later this year or early next year.
by Plannerdad
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1996

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

Line of hoppers south of Lowell tonight.
by Plannerdad
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1996

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

Not sure if GRE came to Lowell today, but the Lowell yard is full, mostly CP hoppers. They have been here most days this week.
by Plannerdad
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1996

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

I heard GRE come to Lowell twice today. Have not gone out to check however.
by Plannerdad
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 852
Views: 14737

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Plannerdad wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Thanks. Where on MS did they originate? Who uses or generates ash?
From the now-demolished BC Cobb Coal-Fired Power Plant in Muskegon. They're mining out the bottom ash pits for environmental remediation.
Thanks! Good business while it lasts...
by Plannerdad
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 852
Views: 14737

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Thanks. Where on MS did they originate? Who uses or generates ash?
by Plannerdad
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 852
Views: 14737

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Where are the ash cars on MS going to and from (I apologize if I missed a post)? Thanks
by Plannerdad
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1996

Re: September Shortlines Updates

Sounds like GRE just arrived in Lowell.
by Plannerdad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Short Line Updates August 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7934

Re: Short Line Updates August 2020

Cars in the Lowell “yard” are shoved back almost to M-21. A lot of CPs.
by Plannerdad
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Short Line Updates August 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7934

Re: Short Line Updates August 2020

TC Man wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Plannerdad wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:36 pm
GRE just arrived in Lowell. Looks like 20+ hoppers. First ones in a couple weeks.
Looks like yesterday they made two runs to Lowell with hoppers per this thread- unless you mean something else?
Only saw one must have missed the first trip. Nothing new today, that I saw anyway.
by Plannerdad
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)
Replies: 27
Views: 4433

Re: New Amazon DC at CN Moterm (State Fairground Site)

The one that just opened in GR has about 1 mil sq ft. and similar employment numbers. They chose a green field site without rail and rejected a brown field site with rail. If you watch the intermodals on the railcams in northern OH and IN, there are more Amazon containers on the trains lately. So th...
by Plannerdad
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Short Line Updates August 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7934

Re: Short Line Updates August 2020

GRE just arrived in Lowell. Looks like 20+ hoppers. First ones in a couple weeks.
by Plannerdad
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020

GRE was in Lowell today. Left 4 more hoppers. Rail may be light for a few weeks while the local wheat trucks unload at King.
by Plannerdad
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020

GRE in Lowell today. I might drive over to King to see what they left.
by Plannerdad
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: July 2020

Marquette SB at Ann St., while GRE was getting their EB train ready around 12:45 pm. Yard is kind of full, mostly AEX hoppers. MQT had ~20 hoppers and tanks are in the first half, ~25 boxcars in the second half of the train; 3 locomotives. Too far back to get the numbers.
by Plannerdad
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 8541

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

They had a big crane at King earlier this month installing the overhead trusses, and there was discussion of a new product, with outbounds possible by rail. My contact at a connecting railroad was an economic victim of COVID, so I will have to follow up with someone else. But I have noticed more NS ...
by Plannerdad
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 8541

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

Must have been a long line of hoppers EB on the GRE. Lowell is full again. The new ones are AEX, one number is 23585.
by Plannerdad
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 8541

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

I heard them come into Lowell late morning. 6 hoppers in Lowell tonight.
by Plannerdad
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 8541

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: June 2020

GRE has been to Lowell most days this past week. There are around 10 hoppers in various stages of being unloaded at King this weekend. King has been doing more work on the big grain storage bins also over the past couple weeks also.
by Plannerdad
Thu May 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 38593

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

a lot of MOW vehicle at New Richmond this afternoon. Front end loader was moving rip-rap around, also a hi-railer on the track, and piles of ballast, ties and other boards of some kind. I drove around and did not see any obvious wash-outs, but there must have been some, or repaired already. Probabl...