MI Shortline Updates - June

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby Jim_c » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:27 pm

GDLK 4124, and another of which I neglected to get the number, turning from ex-GR&I on to ex-NYC at Plainwell with 7 boxcars for Otsego.
Jim_c
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:14 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 am

DCON engine no. 4 shoving two tankers NE away from Milwaukee Junction toward that yard (East Yard?) where they interchange with other carriers. This was at 11:10.
Amateur railfan trying to become a real railfan since 2017.
blueheron13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: All over Southeast Michigan

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:15 pm

LSRC 326 looks ready to depart Alpena with 2 gray and yellow Geeps. Leader is 1162.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:43 pm

TrainStuff13 wrote:LSRC 326 looks ready to depart Alpena with 2 gray and yellow Geeps. Leader is 1162.

Street running down 10th street now. 1174 is the second unit. Open hoppers at the head end with a few covered 2-bays at the end.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:52 pm

The covered hoppers at the end are usually 2-bays (outbound cement) and 3-bays (inbound flyash)
TrainStuff13 wrote:
TrainStuff13 wrote:LSRC 326 looks ready to depart Alpena with 2 gray and yellow Geeps. Leader is 1162.

Street running down 10th street now. 1174 is the second unit. Open hoppers at the head end with a few covered 2-bays at the end.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby Fred » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:29 pm

Normally what time do they depart south? Always thought it was 6pm or later.
Fred
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:44 am
Location: Woodhaven, Mi

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:18 pm

Fred wrote:Normally what time do they depart south? Always thought it was 6pm or later.

I've heard 5-6 PM, which proved true today. It could always be later, but that would only be caused by some sort of delay.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:21 pm

AARR wrote:The covered hoppers at the end are usually 2-bays (outbound cement) and 3-bays (inbound flyash)
TrainStuff13 wrote:
TrainStuff13 wrote:LSRC 326 looks ready to depart Alpena with 2 gray and yellow Geeps. Leader is 1162.

Street running down 10th street now. 1174 is the second unit. Open hoppers at the head end with a few covered 2-bays at the end.

Looking back at the video, the total number of covered hoppers was 10. All 2- bays today.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:26 pm

I heard that LSRC typically runs to Gaylord on Thursdays. Can anyone confirm this or give me a time frame? Also, do they usually run north of the branch to the iron and metal place?
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:34 pm

They almost always run to A & L (Iron & Metal) when they go to Gaylord
TrainStuff13 wrote:I heard that LSRC typically runs to Gaylord on Thursdays. Can anyone confirm this or give me a time frame? Also, do they usually run north of the branch to the iron and metal place?
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:50 pm

AARR wrote:They almost always run to A & L (Iron & Metal) when they go to Gaylord
TrainStuff13 wrote:I heard that LSRC typically runs to Gaylord on Thursdays. Can anyone confirm this or give me a time frame? Also, do they usually run north of the branch to the iron and metal place?

Do they ever run to Northern Energy? There's usually at least 2 tank cars there.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:27 pm

Yes, NE usually gets serviced once every week or two it seems.
TrainStuff13 wrote:
AARR wrote:They almost always run to A & L (Iron & Metal) when they go to Gaylord
TrainStuff13 wrote:I heard that LSRC typically runs to Gaylord on Thursdays. Can anyone confirm this or give me a time frame? Also, do they usually run north of the branch to the iron and metal place?

Do they ever run to Northern Energy? There's usually at least 2 tank cars there.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:11 pm

AARR wrote:Yes, NE usually gets serviced once every week or two it seems.

Great, thanks. I'll be in Gaylord for a while tomorrow so I was wondering if they'd make it that far north.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby Evan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:39 pm

LSRC 303 job (PNGY) Runs M-W-F last I knew.
LSRC 393/394 (GYGD) Runs daily last I knew, sometimes more depending on customer need.
Also, LSRC often times supplies the north end with a SD40-2 and a 4 axle. Not many photos of the SD40-2s up that way, so maybe you'll get lucky and see one.
User avatar
Evan
Durand's Gingerbread Kid
 
Posts: 1256
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Location: MP 8.8 of the LSRC Saginaw Sub.

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:50 pm

Evan, is PN=Pinconning, GY=Grayling and GD-Gaylord?

Last I heard the 393/394 job was handling everything north to Gaylord and south to Pinconning (where it meets a train from Bay City). You know your operations schedule but I thought I'd double check.

Also, the 393/394 job might be on call daily but do they really go to GD daily?
Evan wrote:LSRC 303 job (PNGY) Runs M-W-F last I knew.
LSRC 393/394 (GYGD) Runs daily last I knew, sometimes more depending on customer need.
Also, LSRC often times supplies the north end with a SD40-2 and a 4 axle. Not many photos of the SD40-2s up that way, so maybe you'll get lucky and see one.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby PerRock » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:17 pm

Passed Ferry Yard on my way commute today. Apparently AA filled it up during the day with some high-sided gondolas as they weren't there when I passed this morning. I've since forgotten the reporting marks for them.

peter
Given the choice; I fly Amtrak.
Image
User avatar
PerRock
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 613
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:57 pm
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:05 pm

In the past they've loaded construction debris here
PerRock wrote:Passed Ferry Yard on my way commute today. Apparently AA filled it up during the day with some high-sided gondolas as they weren't there when I passed this morning. I've since forgotten the reporting marks for them.

peter
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby Evan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:13 pm

AARR wrote:Evan, is PN=Pinconning, GY=Grayling and GD-Gaylord?

Last I heard the 393/394 job was handling everything north to Gaylord and south to Pinconning (where it meets a train from Bay City). You know your operations schedule but I thought I'd double check.

Also, the 393/394 job might be on call daily but do they really go to GD daily?
Evan wrote:LSRC 303 job (PNGY) Runs M-W-F last I knew.
LSRC 393/394 (GYGD) Runs daily last I knew, sometimes more depending on customer need.
Also, LSRC often times supplies the north end with a SD40-2 and a 4 axle. Not many photos of the SD40-2s up that way, so maybe you'll get lucky and see one.

393/394 go there practically everyday. They switch the various customers on the line.
Correct on the symbols as well.
User avatar
Evan
Durand's Gingerbread Kid
 
Posts: 1256
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Location: MP 8.8 of the LSRC Saginaw Sub.

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:57 pm

Thanks Evan
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 27938
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: MI Shortline Updates - June

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:26 pm

AARR wrote:Evan, is PN=Pinconning, GY=Grayling and GD-Gaylord?

Last I heard the 393/394 job was handling everything north to Gaylord and south to Pinconning (where it meets a train from Bay City). You know your operations schedule but I thought I'd double check.

Also, the 393/394 job might be on call daily but do they really go to GD daily?
Evan wrote:LSRC 303 job (PNGY) Runs M-W-F last I knew.
LSRC 393/394 (GYGD) Runs daily last I knew, sometimes more depending on customer need.
Also, LSRC often times supplies the north end with a SD40-2 and a 4 axle. Not many photos of the SD40-2s up that way, so maybe you'll get lucky and see one.

Thank you, this is a huge help. I'm up that way fairly often, but rarely see anything.
User avatar
TrainStuff13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Train Location Updates / Heads Ups

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

x