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Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm
by kd_1014
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.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 pm
by Patriot
GRE - As predicted, WB Leonard at 1:17 lite.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:25 pm
by Plannerdad
King is switching hoppers today in Lowell. Mostly AEX markings.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:01 am
by kd_1014
MQT Z151 south on the west side at 9:00. Sounds like MQT 3408 leading.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:37 am
by Patriot
GRE - EB Leonard at 11:36 with two non-King CHs

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:06 pm
by Patriot
GRE - WB Leonard at 3:00 with 13 CHs from King, two other CHs and one tank

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:50 am
by Patriot
MQT - SB Leonard at 9:50

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:03 am
by SD80MAC
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.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:08 am
by kd_1014
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?

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 am
by Patriot
MQT - NB Leonard at 11:23

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:28 am
by ~Z~
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.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:31 pm
by SD80MAC
Both crews will still be based out of Sparta, FWIW.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 pm
by kd_1014
Monday's NB Z151 had a single loaded centerbeam in the consist. Anyone know where it is going?

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:16 am
by Raildudes dad
If you have a car number I can look

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:10 am
by AARR
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?

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:30 am
by kd_1014
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.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 am
by Patriot
GRE - EB Leonard at 10:32 with 6 CHs for King

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am
by AARR
Thank you. Is the center beam going there?
kd_1014 wrote:
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.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:20 am
by Saturnalia
Don, Van’s has a loading dock only so they cannot unload centerbeams.

Re: Michigan shortline update: March 2020

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 am
by AARR
Thank you Saturn.
Saturnalia wrote:Don, Van’s has a loading dock only so they cannot unload centerbeams.