Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

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Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:52 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:45 with 14 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:39 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:35 with 5 CHs from King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:01 am

GR 2104 east, doing air test at Ann St. Looked like 12 or so for Kings milling. More on the interchange track.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:23 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:20 2ith 19 CHs for King. Lowell gonna have a busy yard.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:59 am

Not much room left in Lowell for more cars. Probably will leave some south of town.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 am

Indiana Northeastern wb through Quincy at 1133. 1 units, 1 covered hopper and a gon
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:55 pm

Grand Elk SB 303 past the Kent County landfill. 2 units, 4206 and a WSOR with 43 cars pulling hard.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:08 pm

GRE --- EB Leonard at 12:05 with 11 CHs and 1 tank
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:05 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 3:00 with 9 CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:39 pm

GRE went into AMWAY across M-21 at about 12:45 with one hopper and one tank (looked new with NO graffiti).
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:29 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:25 with 7 CHs (only 2 for King)
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:29 pm

GRE WB returned late afternoon (~4:00pm) with about 23 cars, looked like 5 including 3 tanks were from AMWAY. It seems like AMWAY is starting to get a few more cars, but I have not kept a good count.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:39 pm

MQT Z151-07 past Fuller with a landbarge of near 150 cars and quartet of EMDs at 13:29
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:21 pm

Grand Elk is preparing to go down the Hastings Lead...
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:01 pm

MQT1223 wrote:Grand Elk is preparing to go down the Hastings Lead...

Interesting.. I haven't seen a car spotted at L&W Supply in months when I've been in that area. Haven't seen any of the product that is dropped off from these cars in their back staging area either. Good news if they are continuing to receive loads.
Just heard their horn at 4:12pm.
Checked at 9pm and two loaded cars were spotted, TTZX 861949 and TTZX 863765.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:51 pm

~Z~ wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Grand Elk is preparing to go down the Hastings Lead...

Interesting.. I haven't seen a car spotted at L&W Supply in months when I've been in that area. Haven't seen any of the product that is dropped off from these cars in their back staging area either. Good news if they are continuing to receive loads.
Just heard their horn at 4:12pm.


Yeah they apparently had a seasonal uptick in traffic late last year. Last time they got a carload was in February. It comes and goes in waves.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:16 am

GRE working the yard at Ann St, just requested 6 eastbound signals across Fuller from CSX. Should be heading east pretty soon.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:36 am

GRE currently working Precision Poly. Sounds like they will be taking their train to Ada and leaving it in the siding while they head back to Grand Rapids for more cars. Should be a sizable train into Lowell today.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:16 pm

GRE currently grabbing 15 more Kings out of 2 track at Ann St and will be heading east again shortly.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:56 pm

GRE is parked south of Lowell, probably for the night, pointed west with a long line of most likely empties. 2 hoppers parked along the mainline by the AMWAY spur in Ada.
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