MI Shortline Updates - May

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MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:18 with 12 CHs for King.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby penn central » Tue May 02, 2017 8:35 am

Im in Norton Shores right now. The Michigan Shore just passed me going south 2019 and the 2057.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 03, 2017 10:01 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:00 with ten CHs (not all for King).
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed May 03, 2017 10:48 am

GRE rolling into Ada now, guessing one or two of those hoppers was for Poly Precision.
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Unread postby wyrickj » Wed May 03, 2017 1:12 pm

GRE heading west bound into Ada
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Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 03, 2017 1:53 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:52 with 8 CHs (five from King).
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Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 03, 2017 4:44 pm

C&M X7014-03 east, clear EE Coopersville. One empty to return and one load to pickup.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Saturnalia wrote:C&M X7014-03 east, clear EE Coopersville. One empty to return and one load to pickup.


18:01: Clear Titusville. At DD 170.1, no defects, 4 axles and 35' of "train".
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Unread postby tsinoms » Wed May 03, 2017 6:06 pm

GDLK brought in a WSOR unit and 4225 for power today. looked to be a 30-40 car train. Also had a GP40-2LW with them that they left in Hughart yard.
Have not heard them come south yet but came north around 3:15 around 68th St.
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Unread postby tsinoms » Wed May 03, 2017 7:19 pm

GDLK SB at 68th st Grand Rapids now. Can hear them from the apartment.
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Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 03, 2017 10:30 pm

23:28: Z151 in Comstock Park. 40 ish cars
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Unread postby tsinoms » Thu May 04, 2017 5:17 pm

GDLK around 68th St now. Unsure of direction but can hear the horn.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:48 with 13 CHs for King and a tank for Amway
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Unread postby Jim_c » Sat May 06, 2017 2:12 pm

GDLK 4802? was NB through Plainwell at 13:30 with about 65 cars.
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Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:31 pm

1945 hrs: Baldwin, mi: CFE unit facing south with dim headlights on the east leg of the wye at the depot with about 15 Winchester Western covered hoppers. What product do they carry and where do they come from?

I see MQT lengthened their repair track all the way up to 8th Street North of the depot.
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Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sun May 07, 2017 8:20 am

15 Winchester Western covered hoppers.


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Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon May 08, 2017 12:26 pm

GRE westbound through Ada at 13:25.
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Unread postby rsinoms » Fri May 12, 2017 10:56 am

Jail headed south at cedar in lansing at 11:56 AM.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:45 pm

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.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates - May

Unread postby AARR » Mon May 15, 2017 6:33 am

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.
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