Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:36 with 7 CHs (6 for King)
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GRE - WB Leonard at 2:50 with 13 CHs from King (mostly BNSF), three non-King CHs, one tank and one scale test car.
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Sounds like GDLK is southbound at 44th in Grand rapids, 6pm.
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It seems like as of late MQT works the south end in the daylight - they start somewhere in the Turner/Comstock/Sparta neighborhood and head south to work the interchange at Wyoming, then they head north - how far? Just cruising and switching along the way and get as far as they get? Then a night crew takes it to Baldwin, swaps cars and heads back south. Yes? Do they do any of this on a Sunday, or just strictly M-F? Thanks!

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GP30M4216 wrote:It seems like as of late MQT works the south end in the daylight - they start somewhere in the Turner/Comstock/Sparta neighborhood and head south to work the interchange at Wyoming, then they head north - how far? Just cruising and switching along the way and get as far as they get? Then a night crew takes it to Baldwin, swaps cars and heads back south. Yes? Do they do any of this on a Sunday, or just strictly M-F? Thanks!
Lately they tend to sit just north of Fuller Jct around 3-4 am, come south around 9 am to work Wyoming and then back north about 30-60 minutes later depending on how much work there is to do. They take their sweet time coming up, the line is plagued with slow orders most of the way north. The train does not work Sunday but will come down on a Saturday.
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GP30M4216 wrote:It seems like as of late MQT works the south end in the daylight - they start somewhere in the Turner/Comstock/Sparta neighborhood and head south to work the interchange at Wyoming, then they head north - how far? Just cruising and switching along the way and get as far as they get? Then a night crew takes it to Baldwin, swaps cars and heads back south. Yes? Do they do any of this on a Sunday, or just strictly M-F? Thanks!
Lately they tend to sit just north of Fuller Jct around 3-4 am, come south around 9 am to work Wyoming and then back north about 30-60 minutes later depending on how much work there is to do. They take their sweet time coming up, the line is plagued with slow orders most of the way north. The train does not work Sunday but will come down on a Saturday.
Most of the times MQT will come down and tie down at 3.6 on Sunday night around 11 pm or so. I know they do this because I always listen to the scanner when I hear a horn at my house about a mile from the MQT tracks. Whenever the 3406 is in the lead, it always seems the crew is complaining about it :lol: :lol:
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:15 with 10 CHs and 1 tank
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GRE - WB Leonard at 1:40 with 3 CHs from King
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GRE - EB Leonard at 8:25 with 16 CHs
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GRE - WB Leonard at 11:13 lite
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GRE Round #2 - EB Leonard at 12:20 with 16 CHs for King
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GRE - WB Leonard at 2:40 with 5 CHs
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An Amtrak ballast hopper showed up on JAIL in Mason today. It is sitting by the shops. I'm assuming they brought it up from Jackson overnight.

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GRE - EB Leonard at 9:42 with 7 CHs (5 for King)
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Those cars may be the ones I saw south of the river in Lowell today. Roads around there are starting to flood. Probably at least 30 hoppers around King, mostly UP's.

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GRE - EB Leonard at 7:43 lite
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GRE - WB Leonard at 10:57 with 10 CHs from King
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MQT southbound at Van's with 3408, 2041, 3389 and 3406 with 70 cars. Dropping 1 at Van's.
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The hoppers south of the river in Lowell were moved. Still 20 or so cars in town.

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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:10 with five CHs
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