Mich. Shortline Updates - July

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Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:06 pm

Anyone know if/when Marquette Rail might be running at all this first weekend of the month thru the 4th of July?
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:02 am

MQT's Turn Job to Baldwin is approaching Newaygo.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:42 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:39 with 20 CHs
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:15 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 3:12 with four CHs
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Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:30 pm

Grand Elk heading south at 50th St
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:46 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 7:44 with five CHs (not all King).
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:07 am

GRE westbound at Ada
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:28 am

GRE --- WB Leonard at 11:26 with 20 CHs
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby trnwatcher » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:03 pm

From a Facebook report, GLDK train 303 is stopped by downed trees in Shelbyville as of 16:00 EDT.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 am

GRE --- WB Leonard at 9:12 with 17 CHs.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:37 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 8:37 with 15 CHs and 1 tank.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:54 pm

There's a short train sitting north of 4 Mile Rd in
Grayling and an LSRC Geep just south of the road. Maybe for 304 tonight?
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:52 with 6 CHs (one is non-King).
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:12 am

Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:52 with 6 CHs (one is non-King).

Rolling into Ada now.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby tsinoms » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:05 pm

SD80MAC wrote:
Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:52 with 6 CHs (one is non-King).

Rolling into Ada now.

Had 14 coming back west. Just caught him near Fuller.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:07 am

GRE eastbound into Ada about 11:00.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby KenB » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:41 pm

This afternoon (July 19, 2017) spotted a Genesee & Wyoming painted locomotive at NS Oakwood fuel rack. Locomotive was spotted just right that I could not get number or reporting marks. Went back this evening when the sun cranked around to the North but locomotive was gone. Suspect it went to Milan, MI on NS B70. If that is the case it would be on the Ann Arbor tonight and Gt. Lakes Central tomorrow (July 20, 2017). Have an eye for it.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:23 pm

KenB wrote:This afternoon (July 19, 2017) spotted a Genesee & Wyoming painted locomotive at NS Oakwood fuel rack. Locomotive was spotted just right that I could not get number or reporting marks. Went back this evening when the sun cranked around to the North but locomotive was gone. Suspect it went to Milan, MI on NS B70. If that is the case it would be on the Ann Arbor tonight and Gt. Lakes Central tomorrow (July 20, 2017). Have an eye for it.


It was a GP38-2 Rebuild for the HESR, formerly an NS unit that was sold at the recent auction earlier this year. It was built for the Southern, and had its high hood chopped.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:00 pm

There are hopper cars for King Milling south of Lowell, north of M-21 and two lines in the yard along Ann Street in GR. Once those two new silos are active, they will likely require a lot of carloads to fill.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Updates - July

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:46 pm

Y297 delivered 28 grain loads to GRE Tuesday night so I'd bet Lowell is stuffed!
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