Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby O Scale Railfanner » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:42 pm

Heads up...

The next car or cars for L&W Supply, have been brought up to Hugart Yard on the Grand Elk, and are expected to be delivered sometime either tomorrow or Thursday. Highest probability is around Noon or anytime after into the evening. Keep a good listen for a horn on the Hastings Lead tomorrow or Thursday.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby O Scale Railfanner » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 am

As per a report an hour ago, one Centerbeam went down the Hastings Lead to L&W Supply.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby astrovanman1989 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:20 am

LSRC is at Dow chemical right now the horn sounds different like one of the switchers must be 1501
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:41 am

It is my understanding the usual schedule is for LSRC to switch Dow on 3rd shift. However, this is not the first time I've heard (or seen) them there on 1st shift.
astrovanman1989 wrote:LSRC is at Dow chemical right now the horn sounds different like one of the switchers must be 1501
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby tsinoms » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:01 pm

GRE westbound clear Fuller Street. Lovin the sound of that RS3L.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:59 am

O Scale Railfanner wrote:As per a report an hour ago, one Centerbeam went down the Hastings Lead to L&W Supply.

Single car parked at L&W as of 10am Sunday morning. 2/3 way unloaded, so doubtful Monday daytime pickup by GDLK.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:56 pm

MQT 3407, 2040, 3389 sitting at the Coaling Tower in Baldwin. Consist from Ludington sitting west of town.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:17 pm

MQT 2043 & 2057 sitting at Martin Marietta in Manistee.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:24 pm

MQT Marquette Meteor, 2043 & 2057, gathering their outbound cars in Manistee for the run to Walhalla.

Leaving Manistee with 10 tanks, 4 Covered Hoppers, 3 tanks, 2 Covered Hoppers, 5 tanks.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:14 am

It's interesting there are no box cars from PCA
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:MQT Marquette Meteor, 2043 & 2057, gathering their outbound cars in Manistee for the run to Walhalla.

Leaving Manistee with 10 tanks, 4 Covered Hoppers, 3 tanks, 2 Covered Hoppers, 5 tanks.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:43 am

MQT Turn Job arriving in Baldwin. MQT 2042, TPW 4056, 3406.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:54 am

The MQT Bald Eagle Job gave the 3407 to the Turn Job. The 2040 was used to pull the Ludington cars from the Turn Job

MQT Turn Job heading south from Baldwin. MQT 3406, TPW 4056, 2042, 3407.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby penn central » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:33 pm

AARR wrote:It's interesting there are no box cars from PCA
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:MQT Marquette Meteor, 2043 & 2057, gathering their outbound cars in Manistee for the run to Walhalla.

Leaving Manistee with 10 tanks, 4 Covered Hoppers, 3 tanks, 2 Covered Hoppers, 5 tanks.

Im inside PCA right now. The track mobile is shuffling 7 boxcars for loading.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:36 pm

There is a short hopper parked by that concrete recycling place along Ann Street in the GRE yard. Are they starting to ship by rail possibly?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:26 pm

Plannerdad wrote:There is a short hopper parked by that concrete recycling place along Ann Street in the GRE yard. Are they starting to ship by rail possibly?

What concrete recycling place?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:20 pm

Along the north side of the GRE on Ann Street, just east of Alpine Avenue. It has been operating for about a year (Full Circle Recycle). Several big piles of crushed concrete that routinely blow across the street onto the used cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:41 am

It is a Tazwell & Peroria hopper. It was with a inbound Standard load on the interchange track before being moved to the track next to the recycle yard. It's Dynamic Crushing - on the old Michigan Plating site. I wouldn't call them used cars across the street - it's more like a junk yard.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby O Scale Railfanner » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

~Z~ wrote:
O Scale Railfanner wrote:As per a report an hour ago, one Centerbeam went down the Hastings Lead to L&W Supply.

Single car parked at L&W as of 10am Sunday morning. 2/3 way unloaded, so doubtful Monday daytime pickup by GDLK.


Per the previous car behavior, it appears that Grand Elk will not venture down the Hastings Lead unless there is a car to be delivered. Meaning that they will most likely not run solo to pick up an empty, it will sit until a load is brought to Hugart Yard.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:50 pm

From a family report up in Baldwin on the MQT today: Northbound train arrived at 1130hrs at the Baldwin Wye and proceeded to do quite a bit of switching on the Saginaw Sub side. Power was a matching orange lineup: 3407, 2041, 3389, 3408. 107 cars came north! A fuel truck also met them.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:26 am

O Scale Railfanner wrote:
~Z~ wrote:
O Scale Railfanner wrote:As per a report an hour ago, one Centerbeam went down the Hastings Lead to L&W Supply.

Single car parked at L&W as of 10am Sunday morning. 2/3 way unloaded, so doubtful Monday daytime pickup by GDLK.


Per the previous car behavior, it appears that Grand Elk will not venture down the Hastings Lead unless there is a car to be delivered. Meaning that they will most likely not run solo to pick up an empty, it will sit until a load is brought to Hugart Yard.



The car was released on 6/25 but wasn't waybilled until 7/5.
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