Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

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Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:29 am

West Michigan RR left 3 cars at the CSX interchange in Hartford last night after picking up 3 that had been delivered by D700.

Some might be interested to know that the West Michigan handled 248 carloads in 2018, up significantly from the 20ish handled in 2016 (I don't have any numbers for 2017).
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:58 pm

JAIL NB at CP-MA in Lansing at 10:35 today with 1758, 5 boxcars and 1760. They should interchange cars with both CSXT and the CN today before returning south.

Great to hear about the car count on WMI!
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Very good news indeed
SD80MAC wrote:West Michigan RR left 3 cars at the CSX interchange in Hartford last night after picking up 3 that had been delivered by D700.

Some might be interested to know that the West Michigan handled 248 carloads in 2018, up significantly from the 20 handled in 2016 (I don't have any numbers for 2017).
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:27 pm

Ann Street yard was full at noon today GRE was moving cars around, but I did not see them go east and I have not checked Lowell today. But I might have missed them.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Grand Elk on the Hastings lead per a report.

2 centerbeams and 4 coil cars with 2 units. The coils are empty and along for the ride.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm

Hearing a K3LA north of Ann Arbor on the Ann Arbor railroad.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:28 am

Should be a Standish Express Grain Train at some point today on Lake State
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:33 am

Z120 Lake State on duty currently. Not sure if it is starting in Saginaw or in Standish
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:38 pm

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:36 with about 13 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:59 am

Heard a Z120 scheduled for afternoon out of Saginaw for Lake State
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 am

West Michigan picked up 3 empty rubber gons from CSX last night and positioned them for loading in Hartford.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:46 pm

Grand Elk Z739 is on the ground at Fuller in Grand Rapids. Has a half dozen or so sandies on the ground but upright on the interchange wye, looks like they were shoving a whole lotta wheaties up the hill. A dozen or so are fouling the west end of the yard and over Alpine. The 2104 is being warmed up but they can’t get to the string they were shoving because they’re afoul of the west end.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:38 with 14 CHs for King
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:00 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:55 with 13 CHs from King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:03 pm

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:00 with 3 non-King CHs.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:02 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 12:55 with two non-King CHs and one tank. Looks like no Lowell visit today.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:12 pm

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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:27 pm

Looked like two sand hoppers on the interchange track at Ann Street Friday around 6:00pm. Not sure if they were on the ground, but they were upright. Still a line of cars west of Alpine Ave. Lowell was unloading a lot on Saturday, will have some empties by Monday.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby AARR » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Lapeer Industrial: 2 plastic cars at Delta, 2 tank cars at transload and 2 plastic and 1 tank on interchange.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 12:45 with 18 CHs from King.
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