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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:57 pm
by KC8RBK
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?

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 am
by ~Z~
Heard was sounds like GDLK at 32nd St in Grand Rapids. Might have been on the Hastings lead.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 pm
by Plannerdad
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.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:52 pm
by kd_1014
23 grainers in the GRE Ann St. yard today + 2 centerbeams for the C&M, there's gonna be a long train on Monday!

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 pm
by SD80MAC
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.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 pm
by Raildudes dad
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.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 pm
by amtrak1007
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...

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:58 pm
by kd_1014
Anyone have any word on Z151 NB?

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:34 am
by HESR3868
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.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 am
by SD80MAC
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!

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:36 am
by HESR3868
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.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am
by SD80MAC
....which is almost always Grand Rapids ;)

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:21 pm
by amtrak1007
GDLK lined northbound at Schoolcraft 12:21 EDT

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:32 am
by HESR3868
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

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 am
by Patriot
GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:15 with 9 CHs (not all King)

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:54 pm
by Patriot
GRE --- WB Leonard at 3:45 with 26 CHs (22 were from King) and 1 tank

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:09 am
by HESR3868
Afaik, MMRR was on duty at 0700 this morning in Alma. Should be loading a grain train in Hemlock all day. If it's not taken off today, it'll be taken off tomorrow in Paines.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:11 am
by Patriot
GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:10 with 13 CHs (couple non-King) and a scale car.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00 pm
by Agent1190
GRE eastbound over Grand River at 11:55 AM. Running long hood forward with 8-10 covered hoppers.

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - April 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:12 pm
by kd_1014
Did GRE run twice today?