Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

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Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:08 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:05 with a total of 11 CHs, looks to be 7 for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:10 pm

MSRR had a rare train on Friday during Coast Guard Festival. 2019 leading the NB run thru Grand Haven at 11:30 ish.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:08 am

kd_1014 wrote:MSRR had a rare train on Friday during Coast Guard Festival. 2019 leading the NB run thru Grand Haven at 11:30 ish.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday has been their norm for the last few years.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:24 am

SD80MAC wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:MSRR had a rare train on Friday during Coast Guard Festival. 2019 leading the NB run thru Grand Haven at 11:30 ish.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday has been their norm for the last few years.


Yes, I know. It was rare for them to run during Coast Guard Festival as I stated above.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:50 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:45 with 8 CHs for King and 2 tanks for Amway.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:57 pm

Grand Elk is dumping Ballast along Prospect St near Madison Ave..
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:30 pm

GDLK stuffed the GRE yard full of Kings last night. Plus some left on the interchange track.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:18 pm

1402 mmrr eb at 127 with a loaded beam car
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:04 am

West Michigan left 6 cars for CSX in Hartford last night.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:25 pm

LSRC Z127 southbound thru Holly at 2:30pm. 6305 and 6304.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SW » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:00 pm

There were 6 covered hoppers visible from M-90 at Helena Chemical in Croswell yesterday. First time in a long time I've seen anything there. There might have been more behind the building.

Pioneer Sugar had the usual assortment of covered hoppers and tank cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 pm

Is Mon-Wed-Fri, still the schedule for the GRE? I would really like to catch them in Lowell next week. Any suggestions?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:46 pm

NS3322 wrote:Is Mon-Wed-Fri, still the schedule for the GRE? I would really like to catch them in Lowell next week. Any suggestions?

It usually is, unless King doesn't order many cars, thus having them run Tues-Thurs. Keep an eye out of if they run Monday or Tuesday next week and plan accordingly of when they should run. Also, keep in mind the different crews that work them, Alma crew is a bit later due to the hour and a half drive to Grand Rapids. Alma is on duty in Alma at 7 am, getting their paperwork done there, then heading over to GR, while the Muskegon crew is usually on duty at Ann Street at 7 am.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 am

West Michigan met Q327 at the interchange in Hartford last night to grab some hot cars that didn't make it onto D700 for whatever reason. At the end of the night, a couple of empty plastics and some loaded tanks were spotted for CSX to pick up.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:31 pm

3 hoppers and 2 tanks have been on the siding near the AMWAY spur for most of the week. Looks like some different cars at Ann Street tonight, so GRE may run east tomorrow (Thursday).
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:34 am

Plannerdad wrote:3 hoppers and 2 tanks have been on the siding near the AMWAY spur for most of the week. Looks like some different cars at Ann Street tonight, so GRE may run east tomorrow (Thursday).


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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby JTS » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm

GRE eastbound at ann st. With 8-10 cars
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 pm

A lot of empties in the Ann St. yard tonight.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Anyone know if the GRE will operate tomorrow?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 pm

HESR 701 north from Durand at 2:55pm. 3485 and 3414.
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