Michigan shortline update: March 2020

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GRE switching King in Lowell as of 12:17. Might go back west as lite power. Didn't see any cars in the complex before it arrived.
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GRE - As predicted, WB Leonard at 1:17 lite.
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King is switching hoppers today in Lowell. Mostly AEX markings.

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MQT Z151 south on the west side at 9:00. Sounds like MQT 3408 leading.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:36 with two non-King CHs
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GRE - WB Leonard at 3:00 with 13 CHs from King, two other CHs and one tank
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MQT - SB Leonard at 9:50
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Apparently the new MQT schedule is Z151 on duty at 0700, run south to Grand Rapids to interchange then go north to Baldwin. Night crew is on duty at 1700 to get the train, do yard work in Baldwin and work their way south with the goal of tying the train down at Turner St. Rinse and repeat, Sunday through Thursday.
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SD80MAC wrote:Apparently the new MQT schedule is Z151 on duty at 0700, run south to Grand Rapids to interchange then go north to Baldwin. Night crew is on duty at 1700 to get the train, do yard work in Baldwin and work their way south with the goal of tying the train down at Turner St. Rinse and repeat, Sunday through Thursday.
When they are on duty at 0700 and head south to GR, are they heading south from Baldwin? Or wherever they tied down the night before?
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MQT - NB Leonard at 11:23
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kd_1014 wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:Apparently the new MQT schedule is Z151 on duty at 0700, run south to Grand Rapids to interchange then go north to Baldwin. Night crew is on duty at 1700 to get the train, do yard work in Baldwin and work their way south with the goal of tying the train down at Turner St. Rinse and repeat, Sunday through Thursday.
When they are on duty at 0700 and head south to GR, are they heading south from Baldwin? Or wherever they tied down the night before?
The 2nd half of SD80MAC's message holds the answer. When the night crew is on at 1700, takes the train from near Baldwin, and goal is to tie the train down at Turner St in Grand Rapids in the early morning hours, that's where the morning crew will get on the train. Who knows if the night crew will stay the night in GR, then get on the next northbound train 24 hours later, or if they get taxied back to baldwin each morning.
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Both crews will still be based out of Sparta, FWIW.
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Monday's NB Z151 had a single loaded centerbeam in the consist. Anyone know where it is going?
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Does MQT still services Van's Logistics?
kd_1014 wrote:Monday's NB Z151 had a single loaded centerbeam in the consist. Anyone know where it is going?
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AARR wrote:Does MQT still services Van's Logistics?
kd_1014 wrote:Monday's NB Z151 had a single loaded centerbeam in the consist. Anyone know where it is going?
Yes it does, I usually see bulk end flatcars and boxcars in their track. Not a clue as of what is in them.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:32 with 6 CHs for King
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Thank you. Is the center beam going there?
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AARR wrote:Does MQT still services Van's Logistics?
kd_1014 wrote:Monday's NB Z151 had a single loaded centerbeam in the consist. Anyone know where it is going?
Yes it does, I usually see bulk end flatcars and boxcars in their track. Not a clue as of what is in them.
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Don, Van’s has a loading dock only so they cannot unload centerbeams.
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Thank you Saturn.
Saturnalia wrote:Don, Van’s has a loading dock only so they cannot unload centerbeams.
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