Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 pm

GRE WB over the Grand River around 2:30-3:00pm. Did not get a good count, but there were 2 tanks on the end.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:36 pm

Sounds like early this upcoming week, GLC is bringing a grain train off the NS up for Andersons in Hemlock. Most likely a private as a NS system train hasn't made a move up here for at least a year. The MAC grain train Lake State took the MMRR should be going off Monday. Back down to the 3868 being the one unit wonder as well as the 3037 was returned last week.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:21 pm

HESR3868 wrote:Sounds like early this upcoming week, GLC is bringing a grain train off the NS up for Andersons in Hemlock. Most likely a private as a NS system train hasn't made a move up here for at least a year. The MAC grain train Lake State took the MMRR should be going off Monday. Back down to the 3868 being the one unit wonder as well as the 3037 was returned last week.


Can you keep us updated? I'd like to possibly catch some of these moves!
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby NS C40-9 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:53 pm

A southbound AARR train went by Warner Road near Saline @ 9:40 PM. Sounded like 2368 or 2373 leading.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:18 pm

HESR3868 wrote:Sounds like early this upcoming week, GLC is bringing a grain train off the NS up for Andersons in Hemlock. Most likely a private as a NS system train hasn't made a move up here for at least a year. The MAC grain train Lake State took the MMRR should be going off Monday. Back down to the 3868 being the one unit wonder as well as the 3037 was returned last week.


Any chance you know if it might have NS power on it like they used to?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 am

MiRailProductions wrote:Can you keep us updated? I'd like to possibly catch some of these moves!


All I can really say to help out is the crew is on at 0700 every day, unless otherwise stated, and I can give heads up on when the grain train will be on it's way here. The motor should be in Breckenridge to take off the MAC train Monday for anyone wanting to shoot them Monday.

atrainguy60 wrote:Any chance you know if it might have NS power on it like they used to?

It will not. NS run through power hasn't made an appearance up here for over 2 years. (Take this with a grain of salt), but through the grapevine the AA doesn't want to pay for run through power, so the only run through power on the MMRR is GLC power borrowed and what LSRC brings out to interchange.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:00 am

HESR3868 wrote:
MiRailProductions wrote:Can you keep us updated? I'd like to possibly catch some of these moves!


All I can really say to help out is the crew is on at 0700 every day, unless otherwise stated, and I can give heads up on when the grain train will be on it's way here. The motor should be in Breckenridge to take off the MAC train Monday for anyone wanting to shoot them Monday.

atrainguy60 wrote:Any chance you know if it might have NS power on it like they used to?

It will not. NS run through power hasn't made an appearance up here for over 2 years. (Take this with a grain of salt), but through the grapevine the AA doesn't want to pay for run through power, so the only run through power on the MMRR is GLC power borrowed and what LSRC brings out to interchange.


Ahh ok, thanks!
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby AARR » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:51 am

LI observations: 2 plastic pellet cars at Delta Faucet and 2 plastic pellet cars on the interchange track. No tank cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm

Is there an owner of a silver, (possibly), Traverse that was foaming the MMRR today? I heard all about you! :lol:
As far as the grain train coming up here, I'm unsure of it's location and arrival.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:03 am

Was just through st Louis and it looks like mmrr has been out moving around. Flange ways are freshly run through on state rd 0900
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby dave989 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:44 am

GRE is putting it's train together at Ann St.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:32 pm

12:15: JAIL arriving back at Ensel Yard in Lansing from working the west side with one CSXT gondola loaded at Padnos Lansing. Looks like at least one coil to pickup from CSX before heading back for home rails. A track crew is currently working within the plant at MA. 1760-1758 for power.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm

12:15: JAIL arriving back at Ensel Yard in Lansing from working the west side with one CSXT gondola loaded at Padnos Lansing. Looks like at least one coil to pickup from CSX before heading back for home rails. A track crew is currently working within the plant at MA. 1760-1758 for power.

Now heading south at MA at 13:00 with 3 coils.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:31 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Was just through st Louis and it looks like mmrr has been out moving around. Flange ways are freshly run through on state rd 0900

You would be right. Around 0730 the crew was on the grain grain south of Alma and took it east. I would've shot it and posted sooner, but a bit of other issues popped up and delayed. The 329 is solo with about 85 cars. 329 was then ran back and is sitting on the interchange south of Ely St.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:34 pm

Is 329 GLC's SD40?
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KC8RBK wrote:Was just through st Louis and it looks like mmrr has been out moving around. Flange ways are freshly run through on state rd 0900

You would be right. Around 0730 the crew was on the grain grain south of Alma and took it east. I would've shot it and posted sooner, but a bit of other issues popped up and delayed. The 329 is solo with about 85 cars. 329 was then ran back and is sitting on the interchange south of Ely St.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:37 pm

AARR wrote:Is 329 GLC's SD40?
HESR3868 wrote:
KC8RBK wrote:Was just through st Louis and it looks like mmrr has been out moving around. Flange ways are freshly run through on state rd 0900

You would be right. Around 0730 the crew was on the grain grain south of Alma and took it east. I would've shot it and posted sooner, but a bit of other issues popped up and delayed. The 329 is solo with about 85 cars. 329 was then ran back and is sitting on the interchange south of Ely St.


SD40-2 I believe.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:58 pm

Grand Elk 303 north at Plainwell 15:58. WAMX 4209 and 4190.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:26 am

GRE on its way east out of Grand Rapids @ 10:25
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - June 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:31 pm

About 20 hoppers on two tracks in Lowell. Going to be a long weekend for someone!
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