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Michigan Shortline Updates Sept 2017

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:39 am
by Patriot
GRE --- EB Leonard at 7:30 with a dozen CHs.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:20 am
by SD80MAC
GRE westbound at Ada 10:20.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:40 am
by Patriot
GRE --- WB Leonard at 10:38 with 8 CHs

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 am
by SD80MAC
GRE east at Plymouth Ave in GR 0828.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am
by ~Z~
8:59am - MQT 2042 leading GRE east crossing Alta Dale in Ada.
9:10am - going down the spur at Amway west.
9:23am - crossing M-21 at Amway.
9:25am - done switching Amway in Ada, getting back onto their train.
9:43am - east at Cascade Peace Park.
9:52am - east at Grand River Riverfront Park near Lowell.
word from the field states today was the last day for MQT 2042 on the GRE.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates Sept 2017

Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:46 am
by SD80MAC
GRE westbound at Spaulding in Ada 11:46.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:58 pm
by ~Z~
Grand elk at 36th Street in Grand rapids, sounds northbound. 6:58pm.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:36 pm
by Plannerdad
The locomotive and about 15 cars are on the outbound interchange track at Ann Street. Are they sending the locomotive elsewhere?

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:52 pm
by Saturnalia
Plannerdad wrote:The locomotive and about 15 cars are on the outbound interchange track at Ann Street. Are they sending the locomotive elsewhere?

The GR 2104 is now painted and ready to be transferred back from the MQT to the GR, in exchange for the current unit. My bet is that either CSX swaps them or MQT makes the move themselves.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates Sept 2017

Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:56 pm
by SD80MAC
Saturnalia wrote:
Plannerdad wrote:The locomotive and about 15 cars are on the outbound interchange track at Ann Street. Are they sending the locomotive elsewhere?

The GR 2104 is now painted and ready to be transferred back from the MQT to the GR, in exchange for the current unit. My bet is that either CSX swaps them or MQT makes the move themselves.

Z151 will deliver 2104 to Wyoming. Y297 will swap the engines.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates Sept 2017

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:55 am
by Schteinkuh
2042 is off the GRE property and a new cut of cars is in. 297 took care of it. Couldn't find MQT tonight unfortunately.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:32 am
by Schteinkuh
Keep an eye out for the GRE today. Sounds like 151 dropped off 2104 last night.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 am
by ~Z~
GRE just received an eastbound signal at Fuller in Grand Rapids, preparing for Lowell run. - 11:18am.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:29 am
by Patriot
GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:27 with 12 CHs for King being pulled by shiny orange power.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:07 pm
by Patriot
GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:05 with 9 CHs from King.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:15 pm
by ~Z~
Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:27 with 12 CHs for King being pulled by shiny orange power.

Yuppers, first day for GRE using their newly painted 2104 engine.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:15 am
by amtrak1007
I hear a horn over at Ann Street, but haven't heard the GRE call for a signal yet...

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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:50 am
by SD80MAC
GRE arriving in Lowell 11:50.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 am
by AARR
There are 8-10box cars at the Detroit Newspapers plant. That's double the number I usually see there. They appeared to all be CP 60' hi-cubes.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:31 pm
by blueheron13
AARR wrote:There are 8-10box cars at the Detroit Newspapers plant. That's double the number I usually see there. They appeared to all be CP 60' hi-cubes.

This is the plant at Mound and Metro Pkwy?