Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

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Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 01, 2020 8:50 am

MQT - SB Leonard at 8:45
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 01, 2020 11:24 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:23 with two non-King CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 11:32 am

Michigan Shore Z627 North by NE Wye at Holland with 20 for Muskegon

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 01, 2020 1:09 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:07 with 2 CHs and one tank
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon May 04, 2020 7:53 am

Marquette Rail Z151 is at Turner St in GR awaiting a crew which should arrive shortly. Meanwhile, there is some activity over at the GRE, however there hasn’t been any movement yet and the engine is still in the barn.

08:10: GRE has two eastbound lights at Fuller to assemble their train, and Z151 now has a crew. We’ll see which train crosses first.
08:18: MQT Z151 has their EC1 for CGE 3.6 to SAS Fuller

08:50: GRE EB at Fuller Jct
08:52: MQT SB at Fuller Jct
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon May 04, 2020 10:43 am

GRE at Lowell at 10:41. No cars to be seen at King, unless they’re all shoved north of M21. Only four coming in today on the train.

Also, King has lived up to its mission to keep taking over more and more of Lowell...several new silos and buildings that weren’t here a few years ago!
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon May 04, 2020 11:54 am

Saturnalia wrote:GRE at Lowell at 10:41. No cars to be seen at King, unless they’re all shoved north of M21. Only four coming in today on the train.

Also, King has lived up to its mission to keep taking over more and more of Lowell...several new silos and buildings that weren’t here a few years ago!

There were 14 empty wheaties stashed between the Flat and Grand a River bridges where I couldn’t see them. Work almost done, they’ll be heading west for Fuller Jct shortly.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 06, 2020 9:45 am

MQT - SB Leonard at 9:40 with 83 cars
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 06, 2020 10:14 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:17 with 4 CHs and a scale car
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Wed May 06, 2020 1:18 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 1:15 with 5 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 08, 2020 10:18 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 10:20 with a 22 car unit train of BNSF hoppers for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri May 08, 2020 1:23 pm

Leonard meet:

GRE WB Leonard at 1:20 with 4 CHs from King

MQT SB Leonard at 1:20
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 08, 2020 2:07 pm

Very cool! Anyone get a picture/video?
Patriot wrote:Leonard meet:

GRE WB Leonard at 1:20 with 4 CHs from King

MQT SB Leonard at 1:20
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm

GRE was at Leonard & Plainfield, MQT was at Leonard & Seward. One needs a special lens for that :D
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat May 09, 2020 10:29 am

West Michigan left 8 cars for CSX at the interchange in Hartford last night.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon May 11, 2020 11:21 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:23 with 9 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon May 11, 2020 2:39 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:36 with 11 BNSF CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon May 11, 2020 2:44 pm

Per a report in the field, Michigan Shore is currently in Fremont at the Co-op. I do not know the amount of cars or the locomotive or even the direction but they are in Fremont. At this point I'm only trying to figure out when they come up.

***Sounds like they came up light engine only and there are no cars at the Co-op so I am confused as to their intentions.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby TC Man » Mon May 11, 2020 5:15 pm

MQT1223 wrote:Per a report in the field, Michigan Shore is currently in Fremont at the Co-op. I do not know the amount of cars or the locomotive or even the direction but they are in Fremont. At this point I'm only trying to figure out when they come up.

***Sounds like they came up light engine only and there are no cars at the Co-op so I am confused as to their intentions.



Dont they also service a lumber customer there as well?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

Unread postby AARR » Mon May 11, 2020 6:28 pm

IIRC they service two lumber companies in Fremont. Both are relatively new.
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