MI Shortline Updates - May

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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Mon May 15, 2017 8:47 pm

AARR wrote:I don't think it runs to Bay City everyday. Some days it might just switch around Grayling and at least once a week goes to Gaylord. It might go south to Bay City 2-3x per week would be my guess.
TrainStuff13 wrote:Anyone have any idea about what time LSRC 304 heads south from Grayling? I'm not 100% sure but I think it runs every weekday. I haven't seen it in almost 2 years, so that may have changed. If the timing works out, I may stop to see them in St Helen on my way up north a week from Friday.

Ok, thanks! If I do see anything, I'll post it here.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue May 16, 2017 8:01 am

Just heard what sounds like the Grand Elk out on the 36th/Eastern Ave branch in Grand Rapids, horn so very close to home. Weird.... 8:02am.
Edit: checked it out, noppers..sound just carrying well today. Sounded like GDLK north at 36th St on GR/Kzoo mainline heading towards HugHart yard.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby EWRice » Tue May 16, 2017 10:56 am

Michigan shore is just heading south past the Mart dock. Good sized train. Running long hood forward on both engines.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 16, 2017 12:34 pm

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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby tsinoms » Wed May 17, 2017 8:31 pm

Grand Elk is Northbound at 68th St. Can hear them from home.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:53 pm

1600 hrs: MQT road train from Baldwin parked on the north side of Sparta with a good sized train, 3389, 3407, and another orange unit. Almost no cars in Baldwin and no locomotives seen elsewhere.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 17, 2017 11:33 pm

MQT Z151 currently working the Vans Logistics shuffle. Will head back north tocollect the rest of their train when finished.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri May 19, 2017 12:25 pm

GRE rolling through Ada, unsure of direction.

Edit: definitely sounds westbound.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Conrail RR-98 switching St Marys after returning from Trenton.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 12:30 with 19 CHs (17 from King).
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon May 22, 2017 1:05 pm

Not sure where they are going to put all those Kings. CSX didn't pick up the batch from Friday as of Sat noon
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue May 23, 2017 11:14 am

Conrail LV-9, CSX 4409 switching Kenwal Steel.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby tsinoms » Wed May 24, 2017 12:46 am

Grand Elk is around 68th St. Unsure of direction but lots of K3 action on the leader. Also have noticed them running around later and later, change of call time maybe?
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed May 24, 2017 9:18 am

3 loads to Standard 2nd shift today
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 24, 2017 11:59 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:58 with 10 CHs and one tank.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 24, 2017 1:39 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:38 with 3 CHs and one tank
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 24, 2017 2:18 pm

GRE --- Part 2. EB Leonard at 2:17 with 14 CHs for King.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Plannerdad » Wed May 24, 2017 4:28 pm

GRE arrived in Lowell around 3:30pm. Brought around 20 loads and was switching out 10 or 15 empties (hard to see through the trees without running off the road). Around 2:00pm, the tracks in Lowell were mostly empty. I think it is still around, but not sure.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:17 pm

Another LSRC question here. I had no luck in St Helen, but I may try Alpena tomorrow morning. According to the train symbols wiki on this site, 327 runs from Bay City to Alpena Tuesday-Saturday. I've heard that it usually arrives in Alpena the morning after it leaves BC. So I should be able to see 327 in Alpena tomorrow morning? And if anyone can tell me an approximate time, that would be great.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat May 27, 2017 1:53 pm

Nope, the Tue-Sat means it arrives Tue-Sat mornings. You probably won't see a thing move in Alpena until Tuesday morning due to the holiday.
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