Michigan Short Line Updates - March 2018

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GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:17 with 4 CHs from King.
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HESR---EB Marlette at 130p...set off 8 CH then headed east with 1 CH for Brown City

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Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:28 with 20 CHs for King
And the Ann St yard is still full

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It seems like the elevators in Marlette and Brown City still do quite a bit of carload grain business (less than 15 car blocks) even though they are both equipped to load unit trains.
Buster Manning wrote:HESR---EB Marlette at 130p...set off 8 CH then headed east with 1 CH for Brown City
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Mid Michigan wb at 127 in alma 1347

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GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:30 with 8 CHs for King.
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Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:30 with 8 CHs for King.
They got slammed again today by the Elk - 20 Kings and 2 standards, no place to runaround with the Elk interchange oos.

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CHS is warming up their engine in Charlotte. They must have a run of some sort today. 1525

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Today around noon, what I would say is most of Huron & Eastern’s roster was at Wenona yard in Bay City: 3391, 3390, 2029, 2028, 3044, 3045, 3868, 3484, 3485 and all 3 GP40-2Ws were present. That only leaves the other 3 RA painted GP38-2s, 2107 and 2026 unaccounted for (one of which was parked at Towerline Rd east of Saginaw).
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GRE --- EB Leonard at 7:40 with 12 CHs for King.
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Does the MMRR typically park a locomotive in St. Louis?

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NS3322 wrote:Does the MMRR typically park a locomotive in St. Louis?
No, normally it’s in the engine house in Alma. Maybe they died there today?
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SD80MAC wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Does the MMRR typically park a locomotive in St. Louis?
No, normally it’s in the engine house in Alma. Maybe they died there today?
Sorry for the misreport, I was looking at old Google satellite imagery and spotted a locomotive south of Bear Truss on the spur.
Interesting to know they still use the engine house in Alma.

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GRE --- EB Leonard at 1:50 with 14 CHs for King.
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Anyone here happen to know what days of the week Lake State runs south out of Alpena in the evening? (I assume that's still when they run?)

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MDH wrote:Anyone here happen to know what days of the week Lake State runs south out of Alpena in the evening? (I assume that's still when they run?)

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Assuming nothing has changed, Monday-Friday southbound departures, usually between 4-6pm. Northbound early morning arrivals The-Sat.

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When I chased them south this past fall they were on the move at 445pm.

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GRE --- EB Leonard at 8:03 with 11 CHs (not all King) and 1 tank
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Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 8:03 with 11 CHs (not all King) and 1 tank
Just now rolling into Ada.
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