Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby EWRice » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:04 am

Michigan Shore headed north through Grand Haven a few minutes ago. First time I have seen a boxcar in the consist in quite a while.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:58 pm

EWRice wrote:Michigan Shore headed north through Grand Haven a few minutes ago. First time I have seen a boxcar in the consist in quite a while.

To Tri-State lumber in Fremont per this post: http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=36749
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:26 pm

There used to be a small lumber yard on the east side of the tracks at the co-op mill. Had another location in Grant. Google seems to indicate they are closed.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:10 am

West Michigan left 7 cars for (hopefully) D700 to pick up last night.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:29 am

Is the GRE out and about today? Might need a chainsaw going thru Ada if they are :shock:
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:47 am

Looks like the crew is there at 7am
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Nothing looks like it moved (C&M load hasn't moved) so they must have been on tree removal
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:51 pm

GRE WB around 4:00pm in GR today, parked on the Grand River bridge. Looked like 15 or so cars from King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:53 am

Z151 was on duty a 0900 this morning to come down to Grand Rapids. Assuming the train is/was at Sparta like normal. 110 cars for them to take north in Wyoming today.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:12 am

West Michigan left 4 cars for CSX in Hartford last night. The new 136 lb rail has been installed on the CSX main and it looks awesome!
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:23 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:20 with 19 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:24 am

About an hour ago, GDLK 120 was northbound just north of 44th St. in Wyoming switching Magic Steel with one of the WSOR SD40-2s.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:58 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:55 with three CHs from King, two non-King CHs and two tanks
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Doktor No » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:32 pm

SD80MAC wrote:About an hour ago, GDLK 120 was northbound just north of 44th St. in Wyoming switching Magic Steel with one of the WSOR SD40-2s.

Does the lumberyard south of 54th on Clay Ave. still receive wood products? I don't get down that a way much anymore.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:57 pm

GRE went into AMWAY light at 1:00pm and came out pushing the aforementioned 4 cars up the hill. I saw Grand Elk running backwards with a lumber car at 54th Street a year or so ago, for the lumber yard along Clay Ave. Since my daughter moved, I don't get the same opportunities to observe.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:37 am

09:33 EDT GDLK SB AT SCHOOLCRAFT 2 LOCOS AND A DECENT SIZED TRAIN
[Edit] 62 cars when they went through Three Rivers
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:42 am

trnwatcher wrote:09:33 EDT GDLK SB AT SCHOOLCRAFT 2 LOCOS AND A DECENT SIZED TRAIN.


Can't remember if that SB train to Kzoo is a turn job. Would it come back north in a few hours?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:51 am

09:49 EDT SB NS GRAIN TRAIN IN SIDING AT THREE RIVERS. NS 4162,4092. NO CREW SPOTTED. SB GDLK JOB IS WORKING THEIR WAY DOWN THE MAIN.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:37 am

Z151 north at Turner @ 11:00
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:36 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:35 with 14 CHs and 1 tank
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