Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:57 pm

About 2145 ine was tied down behind sungro in Quincy facing west with 2 units and 6-8 cars. High nose in the lead, I want to say 1601?
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 am

Heard was sounds like GDLK at 32nd St in Grand Rapids. Might have been on the Hastings lead.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 pm

Sometime today GRE went back west. Long line of cars on the interchange track at Ann Street around 5:30pm. GRE has been working on the interchange track off and on all week, still a big pile of ballast next to it.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:52 pm

23 grainers in the GRE Ann St. yard today + 2 centerbeams for the C&M, there's gonna be a long train on Monday!
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 pm

kd_1014 wrote:23 grainers in the GRE Ann St. yard today + 2 centerbeams for the C&M, there's gonna be a long train on Monday!

If King wants them all, that is.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 pm

Those are all empties. GR is rebuilding the interchange track (1 of the 2) and some bridge work. Still going to be working on the track next week.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:Those are all empties. GR is rebuilding the interchange track (1 of the 2) and some bridge work. Still going to be working on the track next week.

I've seen more GDLK guys there than GR guys... Mayhaps they finally got to the change of ownership...
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:58 pm

Anyone have any word on Z151 NB?
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:34 am

MMRR Alma Crew is on duty at 0700 for short work along the St. Louis Sub. Motor is in the barn here in Alma too. They should have their track warrant and be heading out of town by 0800 or sometime near there and working east, then back west. Then for all of the GRE guys, tomorrow sounds like the Alma crew will be driving over and working over there. Normal start time, (0700) but obviously they have to drive over, so since I have only caught the GRE once, I have no idea when they get over to Ann St. or wherever the motor is sitting.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 am

HESR3868 wrote:MMRR Alma Crew is on duty at 0700 for short work along the St. Louis Sub. Motor is in the barn here in Alma too. They should have their track warrant and be heading out of town by 0800 or sometime near there and working east, then back west. Then for all of the GRE guys, tomorrow sounds like the Alma crew will be driving over and working over there. Normal start time, (0700) but obviously they have to drive over, so since I have only caught the GRE once, I have no idea when they get over to Ann St. or wherever the motor is sitting.

They're usually moving between 9 and 10 if the Alma crew is working the GRE. The engine is almost always in the barn in Grand Rapids unless the crew runs out of time (like they did last Thursday). Thanks for the update!
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:36 am

SD80MAC wrote:They're usually moving between 9 and 10 if the Alma crew is working the GRE. The engine is almost always in the barn in Grand Rapids unless the crew runs out of time (like they did last Thursday). Thanks for the update!


I wasn't sure how they dealt with the motor over there. I know over here they try to keep the motor in the barn as much as possible during the colder months, and during the warmer months, they usually leave it wherever they finish the day's work at.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am

....which is almost always Grand Rapids ;)
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:21 pm

GDLK lined northbound at Schoolcraft 12:21 EDT
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:32 am

HESR3868 wrote:MMRR Alma Crew is on duty at 0700 for short work along the St. Louis Sub. Motor is in the barn here in Alma too. They should have their track warrant and be heading out of town by 0800 or sometime near there and working east, then back west. Then for all of the GRE guys, tomorrow sounds like the Alma crew will be driving over and working over there. Normal start time, (0700) but obviously they have to drive over, so since I have only caught the GRE once, I have no idea when they get over to Ann St. or wherever the motor is sitting.


Alma crew was on duty at 0700 and is in GRE today
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:15 with 9 CHs (not all King)
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:54 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 3:45 with 26 CHs (22 were from King) and 1 tank
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