Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

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Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 03, 2019 9:08 am

GRE -- they will have two EB trips today. At 9:05, were EB at Leonard with a total of 13 CHs. Two non-King CHs behind the power, followed by 11 CHs for King. They left 13 CHs for King on the bridge over the Grand River. Interestingly, all of the CHs for King are BNSF...quite the visual change from the usual myriad (styles, colors and rust patterns) we generally see.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 03, 2019 10:33 am

GRE --- back to pick up the second string at 10:30
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Lapeer Industrial - 2 plastic pellet cars at Delta, 1 tank car at the transload and 0 cars at the interchange.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sat May 04, 2019 9:46 pm

BNSF hoppers are all in Lowell somewhere and being unloaded today, they looked new and fairly clean compared to some at King. 3 BNSF hoppers are parked south of Lowell along the main. Not sure why, there is plenty of space by King, unless they are empty already and moved over there.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon May 06, 2019 12:50 pm

GRE south of Lowell moving the BNSF cars around, probably all empties at 11:45am
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon May 06, 2019 2:24 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:20 with 21 BNSF CHs from King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon May 06, 2019 8:15 pm

About the same number of loads in Lowell tonight.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 am

Sounds like the Grand Elk brought 30 more BNSF hoppers to the GRE last night.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 08, 2019 3:17 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 3:15 with 11 King CHs, 3 other CHs and 2 tanks.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 10, 2019 9:00 am

GRE -- EB Leonard at 9:00 with 5 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sat May 11, 2019 12:14 pm

Only one hopper in Lowell right now.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:03 pm

GDLK departing Elkhart with 4124 lead injury 4206. Unknown amount of cars
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue May 14, 2019 12:04 pm

GRE --- EB Leonard at 12:00 with 11 CHs (6 for King) and 1 tank.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Tue May 14, 2019 4:12 pm

CPMY X7014 going OD 1630, 2 loads 1 empty.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby NS C40-9 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:17 pm

The AARR looks like it is taking some stored rail cars off of the Saline Branch. I saw AARR 1337 solo LHF with a string of about 20 sand hoppers sitting just west of Industrial Drive in Saline at about 3:00 PM. I also saw what looked like a few more locos sitting around Textile Road on the main about 15 minutes ago.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm

Schteinkuh wrote:CPMY X7014 going OD 1630, 2 loads 1 empty.

For real this time?
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Wed May 15, 2019 11:40 am

HESR Southbound in Saginaw heading towards Durand
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 3:10 with 8 CHs (7 from King) and 2 tanks. Had been EB at around 10:30 with 1 tank and a string of CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu May 16, 2019 9:58 pm

Hearing GDLK at 32nd St in Grand rapids. Not positive if north or south bound.
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Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - May 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:09 pm

MMRR Alma Crew on duty here in Alma tomorrow @ 0700 to clean off the line. GLC left more ontop of the 5 cars already in N End Wright Siding after tonight's setout so MMRR has a pickup and possibly a set out to make for the GLC.
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