Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:20 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:20 with 23 CHs for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:12 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:11 with one CH from King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:03 am

PREX EB Lite at US-12.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:37 am

MQT1223 wrote:PREX EB Lite at US-12.

Can only guess he's talking about Michigan Southern RR going east at where US12 crosses the tracks on the west side of Sturgis.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:51 am

MSO currently working Atlantic Corporation in Sturgis.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:28 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:30 with 19 CHs for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:12 pm

The UP cars loaded in Fremont NE if you wondered :)
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby AARR » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:22 pm

Last I heard Atlantic hadn't shipped by rail in a while. If so this is good news with maybe more to come. Their indoor spur holds five 50' box cars. They have another outdoor spur on the south side that doesn't seem to get used that I know of.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:53 pm

AARR wrote:Last I heard Atlantic hadn't shipped by rail in a while. If so this is good news with maybe more to come. Their indoor spur holds five 50' box cars. They have another outdoor spur on the south side that doesn't seem to get used that I know of.
MQT1223 wrote:MSO currently working Atlantic Corporation in Sturgis.

Per Max's photo on Facebook, it looks like they got 4 60' boxcars today.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:39 pm

AARR wrote:Last I heard Atlantic hadn't shipped by rail in a while. If so this is good news with maybe more to come. Their indoor spur holds five 50' box cars. They have another outdoor spur on the south side that doesn't seem to get used that I know of.
MQT1223 wrote:MSO currently working Atlantic Corporation in Sturgis.


They are getting worked 5 days a week currently, crew does on duty at 7:30. They are leaving cars all around the diamond currently and it looks like the plant is expanding. They don't ship cars anymore it appears, but they are definitely receiving cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Jim_c » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:17 am

[/quote]
They are getting worked 5 days a week currently, crew does on duty at 7:30. They are leaving cars all around the diamond currently and it looks like the plant is expanding. They don't ship cars anymore it appears, but they are definitely receiving cars.[/quote]

Excellent! That more than makes up for the loss of White Pigeon Paper.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:12 am

Jim_c wrote:

They are getting worked 5 days a week currently, crew does on duty at 7:30. They are leaving cars all around the diamond currently and it looks like the plant is expanding. They don't ship cars anymore it appears, but they are definitely receiving cars.[/quote]

Excellent! That more than makes up for the loss of White Pigeon Paper.[/quote]

Yeah it sounds like Graphic Packaging was getting worked maybe once or twice a week. Some of their customers don't see much business but they are there.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:03 pm

Thank you SD80. I try to track, whenever possible, what types of cars customers receive.
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AARR wrote:Last I heard Atlantic hadn't shipped by rail in a while. If so this is good news with maybe more to come. Their indoor spur holds five 50' box cars. They have another outdoor spur on the south side that doesn't seem to get used that I know of.
MQT1223 wrote:MSO currently working Atlantic Corporation in Sturgis.

Per Max's photo on Facebook, it looks like they got 4 60' boxcars today.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:43 am

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:48 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 12:45 with 21 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:07 pm

GDLK 303 north at 76th st Byron Center 16:05, 4125 4189 and 7 cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby bnsfben » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:15 pm

GLC South through Durand at 1615. GP35 leading.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:21 am

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby J T » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:41 pm

GRE across Fuller Ave WB at 2:40. 13 CHs in tow.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: April 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:01 pm

Per ATCS, looks like Grand Elk is lined out of Elkhart for the trip back north.
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