Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:38 am

10:30hrs: JAIL NB at MA in Lansing with the 1758 and 1751 + 4 CSXT coil cars.

I missed them NB yesterday but they came south around 2:15 with 4 coils and an empty bulkhead flat.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:03 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:00 with 8 CHs...not all King
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:13 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:12 with two CHs and a tank
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Plannerdad » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:12 pm

Looks like around 10-12 hopper and one tank on the front at Ann Street in GR. GRE will likely head east tomorrow. A lot of hoppers and ties around Lowell.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:43 am

LSRC #326 departed Alpena just before 5 last night with 32 stone loads and 6 cement loads

LSRC #327 arrived in Alpena around 7:30 this morning with 65 stone empties

It’s worth noting that they’ve recently acquired a bunch of former NS shortie stone hoppers and have online a bunch of leased ex-UP 3-Bay hoppers for stone movements, along with the ex-WRRC fleet they’ve been using the last few years. Flyash continues to move as well, in the same old hopper fleet but now relettered for AEX. Power is still the same standard duo of GP40-2s on most trains. You’re welcome in advance, Mr Don Simon ;)
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:19 pm

From the CSX TL thread: MS Z627 is just north of West Olive. They are going to tie their train down just north of the west olive switch. They will get back to their train and take it down to Waverly in Holland tomorrow morning.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:37 pm

I like this information too, thanks Saturn :D

Is there any box car or tank car traffic out of Alpena?
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:52 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:45 with 16 CHs, several of which were non-King.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:44 pm

AARR wrote:I like this information too, thanks Saturn :D

Is there any box car or tank car traffic out of Alpena?
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Yes there is occasional boxcar traffic, a transload via the roundhouse in Alpena.

Today’s 326 had 31 stone, 4 tanks from Quality Liquid Feeds and 8 cement loads
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 am

LSRC 327 is just pulling into the yard in Alpena now with 801 leading, 2 loaded Flyash, 3 tanks, and 7 cement with the second unit, the 1164, on the rear for some reason.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:18 am

Patriot wrote:GRE - WB Leonard at 2:45 with 16 CHs, several of which were non-King.

There were 6 hoppers left in the pass in Ada yesterday while GRE went out to Lowell and back, which they must've picked up on their westbound trip. Assuming those 6 cars were all pulls from Amway, that is the most cars I've seen come out of there at one time in a very long time.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:21 pm

Some may have been Precision Poly cars. I was too occupied with the centerbeam on the end. The GRE has had a few "stored" in the yard for them on and off, more than in past years.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:36 am

Detroit Connecting RR using the 65 Tonner #4 today. 1 Gondola from Ferrous for CN Interchange.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Detroit Connecting RR returned to the cut with 4 tanks for EQ, 3 Empty Gons for Ferrous, 1 Covered Hopper for Pepsi.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Hadn’t seen JAIL in a week. They came NB at CP-MA at 11:05 lite engines. Back south just now at 14:20 with 4 boxcars and 4 coils, including 1 GTW and 3 CSXT.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:53 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:45 with 7 CHs.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby penn central » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm

I was in Mason Mi today and the J&L train was sitting in the yard southbound with units 1751 and 1758 and at least 10 empty coil steel cars, He may have had more but my sight line ended at 10.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:36 pm

10:10hrs: NB Jackson &Lansing at MA in Lansing with just the #1758 and a single coil car.

A little before noon, they were pulling back into Ensel Yard from the westside with a pair of GTW coil cars. After waiting for D708 to get out if the way, they also picked up a CSX coil and returned south at MA with the three coils around 12:30. Does Alro Steel get any coils or only plate? I assume the GTW coils were from the CN interchange. Neat to see this former C&O GP9 back on home rails on this route!
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:33 pm

GRE returned WB to GR, late, around 5:00pm. looked like around 20 hoppers and one tank on the end. Probably the last 2 hoppers were also from AMWAY.
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