Short Line Updates August 2020

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Short Line Updates August 2020

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08:40 it looked like a MQT crew was knocking the handbrakes off (or locking them down?) the northbound train north of Grant at the Nelson’s Farm crossing with 3 SD40-2s and probably 40-50 cars of mixed freight.

By 11:15, a train was switching out cars in Baldwin. 3389 and 2043 were staged on the Saginaw mainline just east of the west wye switch while the other two units backed at least part of the train onto the old NW wye lead track.

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Jail picked up at Reid Machinery today!

https://twitter.com/RRailfan/status/1289591379924905984

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Thank you for posting
LansingRailFan wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Jail picked up at Reid Machinery today!

https://twitter.com/RRailfan/status/1289591379924905984
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AARR - pretty cool eh? I guess they cleared out the Reid/QD spur 2 weeks ago and pulled the stored coal cars over to Saginaw Yard in preparation for this move.

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The JAIL train with the load from Reid is sitting in Mason by the shop Sunday morning.

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Any idea where they could be moving the Reid pickup?

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JAIL southbound out of Mason at 23:14.
1758, 3 cars & 1751.

I believe the Reid load went south Sunday night. The 2 hoppers came back north Mon morning.

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JAIL northbound into Mason at 06:56. 1758, 1751 & about 18 coil cars.

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Dan Cluley wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:58 am
JAIL northbound into Mason at 06:56. 1758, 1751 & about 18 coil cars.
Pics or it didn’t happen lol

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Jackson&LansingRRFan wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:23 pm
Any idea where they could be moving the Reid pickup?
It went to NS. No idea from there.

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JAIL headed NB to Ensel.

Edit: 10:12 AM

1751/1758 working in Saginaw Yard. Already dropped some cars off in Ensel. Have to pick up one or two as well. Tough to see because yard is pretty full.

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JAIL back from work in Saginaw Yard and is in Ensel waiting for D708 to clear out.

Edit 12:52: D708 thru Trowbridge and JAIL has four cars (coil, paperboard boxcar) one stored sand hopper and a stored GATX tank car) crossing CN now SB.

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Lake State Z126 doubling up at Mcgrew Yard. LSRC 6301 & 6302.

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Guessing on train horns out the window, I think GDLK just worked L&W supply in Grand Rapids and are headed back to Hughart Yard.
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