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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