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Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:56 am
by Patriot
GRE - EB Leonard at 9:55 with 11 CHs.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:13 pm
by Patriot
GRE - WB Leonard at 2:10 with 22 CHs from King

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:10 pm
by dave989
It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:10 am
by SD80MAC
dave989 wrote:It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?

I don't think King will be able to handle more cars at one time than a single GP38-2 can pull out of GR for the foreseeable future.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 pm
by SD80MAC
GLLX 1512 left 4 cars (empty plastic hopper, empty soybean hopper and 2 loaded rubber chip hoppers) at the interchange for CSX in Hartford this evening. Sounds like there are many more soybean hoppers enroute.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:14 pm
by trnwatcher
18:00 EDT GLDK SB AT 76TH ST. IN BYRON CENTER. DIDN'T CATCH POWER. LOOKED TO BE A SHORT TRAIN.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm
by Patriot
GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:10 with 15 CHs and 1 tank

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:51 am
by Plannerdad
Track work going on in Lowell by King on Friday. By Ada/AMWAY spur earlier this last week. Have not checked this weekend.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 am
by AARR
LSRC working its Port Huron branch

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:25 am
by Patriot
GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:25 with 16 CHs

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:09 pm
by Plannerdad
I can hear the GRE switching King now...unless they just departed WB.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 am
by Schteinkuh
Z151 is making noise in Comstock Park, sounds like it's southbound

If it's the same power as Tuesday, then it should be the TPW rocket pop, 3389, 3407 and 2040

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 am
by GP30M4216
JAIL lite power at MA in Lansing at 09:15.

Back south with an interesting consist at 12 noon: 3 shorty covered hoppers (reporting mark HMCX, HoltraChem Mfg), 1 boxcar and 5 more large black tankcars. Both 1751 and 1758 for power.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 pm
by Plannerdad
GRE is either switching Lowell or just headed WB. Not mobile, and can't check what's going on, but I can hear the horn.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:39 pm
by Patriot
GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:35 with 12 CHs from King

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:40 pm
by GP30M4216
MQT 2043, 2040 and 3407 with about 50 cars tied down between Kent City and Casnovia today, with a bit if fall color in the neighborhood. Great colors on the north shore of the Muskegon River just to the west of the RR bridge. The TPW unit was tied down near the coal Tower in Baldwin.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:18 am
by Patriot
MQT has been tied down under I-96 pointed SB since at least 7:00 this morning.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:02 pm
by ConrailDetr​oit
LSRC Port Huron Job brought 5 cars to CN Interchange. They picked up 7 Boxcars for Domtar / Dunn Paper.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm
by Plannerdad
GRE was in Lowell this morning, but can't drive yet to check on it.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:19 am
by Patriot
MQT just rolled into the WYOMING Yard