Michigan Short Line Updates: May 2020

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MQT - SB Leonard at 8:45
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:23 with two non-King CHs
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Michigan Shore Z627 North by NE Wye at Holland with 20 for Muskegon

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GRE - WB Leonard at 1:07 with 2 CHs and one tank
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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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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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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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MQT - SB Leonard at 9:40 with 83 cars
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:17 with 4 CHs and a scale car
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GRE - WB Leonard at 1:15 with 5 CHs
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:20 with a 22 car unit train of BNSF hoppers for King
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Leonard meet:

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

MQT SB Leonard at 1:20
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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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GRE was at Leonard & Plainfield, MQT was at Leonard & Seward. One needs a special lens for that :D

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West Michigan left 8 cars for CSX at the interchange in Hartford last night.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:23 with 9 CHs
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GRE - WB Leonard at 2:36 with 11 BNSF CHs from King
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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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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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IIRC they service two lumber companies in Fremont. Both are relatively new.
TC Man wrote:Dont they also service a lumber customer there as well?
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