Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

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Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:58 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 8:55 with 15 CHs for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:53 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 11:50 with four CHs (only one was a King) and two tanks
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:24 pm

Lowell has more than 15 hoppers, might have made 2 trips today. first time they have left King cars in over a week. Around noon, the WB had 6 cars, mostly or all from AMWAY at the yard. Still more King hoppers at the Ann Street yard.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:48 pm

Around 20 cars on the EB track at the GRE yard today. Looked like 3 on the front are for AMWAY. But I saw nor heard nothing moving.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:27 pm

GRE - EB Leonard at 12:28 with 13 CHs, 10 of which are for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:09 pm

GRE returned east around 5:00 with looks like two hoppers. Driving through Ada, there were several AMWAY hoppers left along the mainline. Not sure if they were empty or full. GRE seems to go east afternoons now. Maybe they wait for the Grand Elk, which I have seen switching the north end about the same time.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:48 pm

GDLK delivered to the GR at 23:50 Thursday. They seem to come north to the sand transload in the pm. If they bring 20-25 Kings with an equal number of Brinks, that's a good size train coming north.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:03 pm

I am not sure when CSX makes up there. I used to see them after work ( between 5-7:00pm) switching Padnos, etc., but I have not seen them in months.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm

Y297 departure from Wyoming Yard is scheduled for 18:30 used to be only M-F but has been north on a few weekend evenings. 7pm is a little early to see them lately
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby dave989 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:09 pm

Sometimes I catch Y297 headed to the north side of G. R. when I'm headed home from work. 6544 was on the train with half a dozen Railbox 60 ft. cubes. Who gets them?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm

dave989 wrote:Sometimes I catch Y297 headed to the north side of G. R. when I'm headed home from work. 6544 was on the train with half a dozen Railbox 60 ft. cubes. Who gets them?

The 60' boxcars go to Victor Barnes just north of Ann St.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby pbmaxno15 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 am

Some MMRR sightings/changes were made today. We took a little trip to visit family in St. Louis, and saw some changes at the MAC facility east of Breckenridge. The large green tanks at the fertilizer plant have had the Crop Production Services logos painted over and they now bare the Nutrien Ag Solutions logo. There were a dozen tank cars and a covered hopper located there. Bear Truss in St. Louis had a loaded centerbeam flat and a tank car on the north side of M-46 and three covered hoppers to the south of the crossing.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:41 pm

Looks like a few hoppers along the mainline south of Lowell also, maybe 5 or 6.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:45 with 15 CHs from King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:12 am

About 0640 I was hearing ADBF south of Mason. No idea what the consist or which direction although I think they run to Jackson at night.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:20 pm

Michigan Shore Z627 was arriving at Waverly yard in Holland around 10:00 this morning. Both Geeps and maybe a dozen cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:03 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 8:04 with 18 CHs (16 for King)
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby tsinoms » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:05 pm

Patriot wrote:GRE - EB Leonard at 8:04 with 18 CHs (16 for King)

Coming back now with 13. By Fuller Ave at 1403. 11 from King correct Patriot?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:14 pm

GRE is currently switching in Lowell. Left around 10 loaded hoppers for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - February 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:21 am

GRE - EB Leonard with five CHs (one is non-King).
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