MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

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MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:22 pm

1420 hrs October 1 - MQT road train tied down south of Kent City with MQT 3408, IM 81 and MQT 3406 and 23 assorted cars. About 9 covered hoppers on sidings in Sparta.

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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:57 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 9:55 lite.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 am

GRE westbound through Ada at 11:25.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:17 am

GRE --- WB Leonard at 11:50 with 11 CHs from King
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:14 pm

Heard Grand Elk north at 76st in Grand Rapids about 7pm.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:04 am

Per News 8, Grand Elk has derailed on or near the 36th Street crossing in Wyoming, the road is closed until the train can be rerailed.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Mark F » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:04 am

Grand Elk has apparently put one on the ground:
http://fox17online.com/2017/10/04/train ... shut-down/
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:08 am

Ah, per the article, sounds like they hit a derail... probably protecting the MOW crews that are replacing ties I'd think.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Doktor No » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:19 am

"Fred, did you take down the derail?" "No, Elroy did it." Ummmm....sounds like someone forgot to take down the derail after work was completed for the day.
Can someone say, check, check and countercheck the work site?
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby pudgy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:37 am

Nice editing they have at Fox 17. Happened early Thursday morning according to the top of the article, and Tuesday morning by the end of the article...

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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:34 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:30 with 10 CHs and 3 tanks.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:13 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:10 with 8 CHs from King.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby trnwatcher » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:09 pm

pudgy wrote:Nice editing they have at Fox 17. Happened early Thursday morning according to the top of the article, and Tuesday morning by the end of the article...

NICE...

I see Wednesday. No mention of Thursday or Tuesday.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:28 pm

What I think was the GDLK is north/east past Portage Central High with NS leader at 21:15ish. Good size train.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:45 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 8:42 with 15 CHs....not all King.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:25 am

GRE - WB Leonard at 11:22 lite. Perhaps two trips today --- yard had many cars in it this morning?? Off to the woods....no further updates from me.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:24 pm

2 trips today. Cleaned out the yard 1st trip, brought everything from the interchange track the second trip. 1 center beam went west.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:34 pm

The Ann Arbor Railroad made a rare visit to the Saline Branch today. They brought a car storage train (mostly comprised of TILX tanks) up from Milan and to Pittsfield junction, where they shoved the cars up the Saline Branch to around Industrial Drive out near the Saline city limits. They backed up State St. for nearly five minutes, and with the game day traffic, it backed up miles of cars in each direction.

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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:22 pm

GLC Southbound as of 3:15 at 50th St. WAMX 4189 leading LHF.
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Re: MICH Shortline Updates October 2017

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:53 pm

MQT1223 wrote:GLC Southbound as of 3:15 at 50th St. WAMX 4189 leading LHF.


Pretty sure you mean GDLK southbound in Grand Rapids at that time.
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