Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

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Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:56 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 9:55 with 11 CHs.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:13 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:10 with 22 CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby dave989 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:10 pm

It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:10 am

dave989 wrote:It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?

I don't think King will be able to handle more cars at one time than a single GP38-2 can pull out of GR for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 pm

GLLX 1512 left 4 cars (empty plastic hopper, empty soybean hopper and 2 loaded rubber chip hoppers) at the interchange for CSX in Hartford this evening. Sounds like there are many more soybean hoppers enroute.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:14 pm

18:00 EDT GLDK SB AT 76TH ST. IN BYRON CENTER. DIDN'T CATCH POWER. LOOKED TO BE A SHORT TRAIN.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:10 with 15 CHs and 1 tank
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:51 am

Track work going on in Lowell by King on Friday. By Ada/AMWAY spur earlier this last week. Have not checked this weekend.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby AARR » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 am

LSRC working its Port Huron branch
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:25 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:25 with 16 CHs
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:09 pm

I can hear the GRE switching King now...unless they just departed WB.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 am

Z151 is making noise in Comstock Park, sounds like it's southbound

If it's the same power as Tuesday, then it should be the TPW rocket pop, 3389, 3407 and 2040
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 am

JAIL lite power at MA in Lansing at 09:15.

Back south with an interesting consist at 12 noon: 3 shorty covered hoppers (reporting mark HMCX, HoltraChem Mfg), 1 boxcar and 5 more large black tankcars. Both 1751 and 1758 for power.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 pm

GRE is either switching Lowell or just headed WB. Not mobile, and can't check what's going on, but I can hear the horn.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:39 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:35 with 12 CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:40 pm

MQT 2043, 2040 and 3407 with about 50 cars tied down between Kent City and Casnovia today, with a bit if fall color in the neighborhood. Great colors on the north shore of the Muskegon River just to the west of the RR bridge. The TPW unit was tied down near the coal Tower in Baldwin.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:18 am

MQT has been tied down under I-96 pointed SB since at least 7:00 this morning.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:02 pm

LSRC Port Huron Job brought 5 cars to CN Interchange. They picked up 7 Boxcars for Domtar / Dunn Paper.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm

GRE was in Lowell this morning, but can't drive yet to check on it.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:19 am

MQT just rolled into the WYOMING Yard
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