Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

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Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:54 pm

GRE returned to GR today, light around 1:30pm (I know it is September now). Lowell tracks are almost full with hoppers, and looks like track work started south of the Grand River.
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:09 am

West Michigan RR left 1 empty plastics hopper and 3 loaded rubber hoppers for D700 at the interchange last night in Hartford.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm

JAIL today at MA in Lansing:

NB at 09:10 with 3 coil cars (2GTW and 1CSX)
SB at 12:15 with 6 boxcars and 2 CSXT coils.

Just the 1751 for power today.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:27 pm

This is not much of a location update anymore, but MQT was north out of Grand Rapids at 11:30 today with MQT 4023, MQT 3389, MQT 3408, MQT 2041, TPW 4056 and 139 cars. I managed to catch them at Turner Street around noon.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:58 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:55 with six CHs, only two of which look to be for King. Pumpkin back on point for power, with a horrible (at least in my opinion) horn.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:15 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:13 with 11 CHs (7 of which looked to be King) and one tank.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby penn central » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:41 am

I forgot to mention i was in Mason Mi on Wednesday evening and the 1751 and 1758 were coupled to 15 empty coil steel cars south bound on the J&L. And yesterday the same two units where there just light power. And the 1760 was sitting off to the side.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:36 pm

MQT rail was north at West River drive at 12:45.

MQT 3389
MQT 3408
TPW 4056
MQT ????

40 cars total
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:53 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 7:50 with two non-King CHs and one tank.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:21 am

GRE - WB Leonard at 11:20 with 19 CHs from King.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:32 pm

GDLK southbound past three Rivers with 25 cars at 2:15pm.
Into white pigeon 2:50pm. Gatx 2204 leading train.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby penn central » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 am

I just went over the tracks of the GRE on I 196 and there was a eastbound going underneath.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby penn central » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:11 pm

I was inside the Michigan Sugar plant in Croswell Mi yesterday and noticed there was 10 loads of potash spotted south of M90. I think it's called Helena Chemical.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:53 pm

You are correct, pc, it's Helena.
penn central wrote:I was inside the Michigan Sugar plant in Croswell Mi yesterday and noticed there was 10 loads of potash spotted south of M90. I think it's called Helena Chemical.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:30 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:30 with 10 CHs for King.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 am

JAIL sb at MA in Lansing at 12:05 with the 1758, a single boxcar with TR reporting marks, and 5 Procor Tankcars. Where are the tanks going? JAIL came north lite unit today.
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Unread postby O Scale Railfanner » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Grand Elk at 28th st facing south with 3 matching black and yellow units. Looks to be the 4125 leading.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:56 pm

JAIL with the late run thru Lansing today. North at MA at 3:30 with 3NS coil cars. Then, at 4:15, the consist was south with 1758, 2 of the NS couls, 5 tankcars (GATX and Procor), another NS coul, and 1751. Not sure where these tanks are going but I suspect they are coming from one of the interchanges, CN or CSX.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:48 am

GRE eastbound through Ada at 12:45. I don’t know what happened to the horn on 2104, but it sounds awful.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

Unread postby Plannerdad » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:46 pm

GRE returned WB around 4:oopm to Ann Street yard with 2 Amway tanks and looked like 8 hoppers from King. They spreading ballast around the Grand River bridge around noon.
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