Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:01 pm

GRE will be going on duty later than normal tomorrow, crew has a few things to do on the MMRR first.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:05 pm

"A Money Shot", as the grumpy conductor called it. MMRR crossing Swan Creek westbound this afternoon. Train is tied down at Court St. in Alma.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Nice picture HESR. Looks like one of the four original CMGN GP38's rebuilt around 1988 from former GP40's that were built around 1970.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:35 pm

Thank you, and indeed you would be correct! Tis the old 8804.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:08 pm

IMHO it looked its best like this
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HESR3868 wrote:Thank you, and indeed you would be correct! Tis the old 8804.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:47 pm

SD80MAC wrote:GRE will be going on duty later than normal tomorrow, crew has a few things to do on the MMRR first.

Thx for the info. If anyone heard when GRE gets onboard in Grand rapids or departs east, please post. I think I'm going to park around Ada tomorrow.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 am

~Z~ wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:GRE will be going on duty later than normal tomorrow, crew has a few things to do on the MMRR first.

Thx for the info. If anyone heard when GRE gets onboard in Grand rapids or departs east, please post. I think I'm going to park around Ada tomorrow.


Will do. Going out to catch Y106 then I'll head over to Ann Street. I'll post when they start switching and when thy depart.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:51 am

GDLK brought them some Kings, plastics and 1 for Standard last night. The Standard is on the west end for an easy pull to the west.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:39 am

Marquette Rail truck pulled up to the GRE office about an hour ago. Looks like they did some paperwork but then left right after.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:05 am

GRE just delivered a centerbeam to the CPMY interchange and is coming back with 2 empties. Should head east not too long.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:GDLK brought them some Kings, plastics and 1 for Standard last night. The Standard is on the west end for an easy pull to the west.
Nice photo Cadden - entering it in the G&W photo contest? (if they still have one)


A few months ago I spoke to the corporate photographer. I was able to get a couple shots in the newsletter for the Mid Michigan article, but I don't think they have a contest anymore. At least I've never heard of them having a contest lately.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:39 pm

Anybody know if the MQT will head to Wyoming tomorrow? Trying to catch them one more time before school starts :/
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:38 am

Yup AARR, HESR 2026 looked its best when it was like that!!!! Here's a picture (® Allan Williams Jr.) of HESR 2026 still in black at Bay Line®, 5/31/2015, in Panama City, FL: Image
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It was back on HESR in 2017 and
"Orange!!!!" Here's a picture (® Jack Smith) of HESR 2026 in Durand, 3/10/2017: Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4662695

AARR wrote:IMHO it looked its best like this
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:54 am

MQT caboose left Manistee on the end of a MQT train, not sure what the deal is.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:21 am

12:20- JAIL heading south on their own tracks at MA in Lansing with 1760-1758 and 6 coils cars off the CSXT. They often unload them fast and then bring them north for interchange the very next day.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:38 pm

Schteinkuh wrote:MQT caboose left Manistee on the end of a MQT train, not sure what the deal is.

Going to be used on a ballast train.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:48 am

What's the deal on the GRE this week? Is it running Mon-Wed-Fri or Tues-Thurs?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:00 am

10:00 hrs: JAIL NB at MA in Lansing with two geeps and 7 coils to send back to CSXT.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby dave989 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm

Z151 is sitting at Turner near Vans under the expressway waiting for a crew or yard instructions.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:05 pm

kd_1014 wrote:What's the deal on the GRE this week? Is it running Mon-Wed-Fri or Tues-Thurs?

Tues, Wed, and whatever other days are needed.
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