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by GTWwatcher
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 4207

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

L533 is heading out to Lapeer to work the interchange today. They departed Port Huron about 15 minutes ago.
by GTWwatcher
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 1756

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

LSRC took an empty grain train to Paines a little while ago. Not sure when the MMRR is going to pick it up.
by GTWwatcher
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 4207

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

Approach aspect at Belsay for a westbound
by GTWwatcher
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 1756

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

An empty coal train was sitting in Flint as of 11:00, waiting for a new crew. Not sure if it's gone south yet.
by GTWwatcher
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

It was probably headed for Cleveland. I have heard that Zug Island ships coke to the former Arcelor-Mittal steel mill down there.
by GTWwatcher
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 507
Views: 9240

Re: CN Train Location Updates - April 2021

D711 is getting ready to depart Flint for Port Huron. They have to wait for Z127 to head south, which should be pretty soon.
by GTWwatcher
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 1756

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

Northbound Z388 cleared Holly a few minutes ago. Z127 should head south after they clear Flint
by GTWwatcher
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 1756

Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

LSRC Z127 is ready to depart Flint southbound. They're waiting for a coal train to clear Flint. Not sure where the coal train is.
by GTWwatcher
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021
Replies: 168
Views: 13108

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

As of about an hour ago, there was an empty coal train sitting on the main at McGrew in Flint. I'm not sure if it's gone south since then.
by GTWwatcher
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Charlevoix Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Charlevoix Question

When was the branch to the St. Mary's Cement plant in Charlevoix abandoned? I was surpised to see that Google Maps still shows a rail line going into the plant on the default map.
by GTWwatcher
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: More Big LSRC News
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: More Big LSRC News

That makes sense. I wasn't sure if Delta Tube was even an active customer anymore, so I didn't consider it a possibility.
by GTWwatcher
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: More Big LSRC News
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

More Big LSRC News

Figured I'd start a new thread since this doesn't have anything to do with the autorack loading at Buick City. Someone posted photos on Facebook last night of Y101 with empty frame flats. I wonder who the new customer is?
by GTWwatcher
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021
Replies: 168
Views: 13108

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

Green signal for southbound Z127 at the Holly diamond
by GTWwatcher
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC Buick City Update
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: LSRC Buick City Update

Northbound Z127 this morning had 72 autoracks on it. We might see unit rack trains in the future if this keeps up.
by GTWwatcher
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Mershon Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Mershon Question

How busy is Mershon in Saginaw these days? I know of someone who saw 3 trains in 15 minutes there, but I'm assuming that's a rare occurrence.
by GTWwatcher
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates March 2021
Replies: 615
Views: 23885

Re: CN Updates March 2021

Advanced approach at East Flint for a westbound
by GTWwatcher
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC Switcher
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: LSRC Switcher

I don't remember exactly when they got it, but it was being used in Saginaw the last I knew. They've been using it alot the past few months on Y118 to interchange with the MMRR, among other things.
by GTWwatcher
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021
Replies: 168
Views: 13108

Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

LSRC Flint yardmaster just told inbound Z127 to switch out the new Buick City operation after they're done yarding their train. They have 30 empty autoracks to spot.
by GTWwatcher
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC Buick City Update
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: LSRC Buick City Update

Another update: 11 loaded autoracks went south on Z127 yesterday. LSRC also ran an X127 last night. The train was all empty racks.
by GTWwatcher
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: LSRC Buick City Update
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: LSRC Buick City Update

They already are being tacked onto the D735/736 trains on CSX and Z127NB/SB on LSRC. Can’t believe 22 years later and we are seeing loaded auto racks going through Wixom for Buick City - something I’d never thought I’d see or say ever again! This would be the 3rd customer LSRC has developed off the...