Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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King Milling trackmobile just crossed Hudson St southbound with 1 hopper - Lowell MI
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GRE - WB Leonard at 2:15 with 15 CHs. Signals not working, train flagged thru the intersection. Doesn't appear like the signals to the north/west are working either.
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Patriot wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:18 pm
GRE - WB Leonard at 2:15 with 15 CHs. Signals not working, train flagged thru the intersection. Doesn't appear like the signals to the north/west are working either.
IIRC, they're all under one circuit, so because the Plainfield/Leonard signals were cut due to the work, the other ones to the east were cut too.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:36 am
Talk wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:29 am
It is quite odd, had a majority of fly ash gons with a few tanks and 2bays. I bet Q327 will pick them up tomorrow.
Perhaps they are considering going back to a nocturnal schedule. This way, these cars will be on Q327 tomorrow. If they come down Monday, they won't go until Tuesday's Q327.

Typically, Z627 has been getting to Holland just hours after Q327 passes, leaving all of their cars with a nearly 24-hour layover. Perhaps they're thinking they can cut it down and save a day by coming down evenings.

We'll have to watch this one :wink:
Also keep in mind Q327 has only been running on mornings instead of evenings now for the past few months. (March??)
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12:00, JAIL is presently in Ensel Yard Lansing doing their interchange. Lite units north but looks like they have 6 to grab from the CSXT. 1758-1760 for power, 4 boxcars, 1 coil and 1 tank.

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Jail SB at Michigan Ave w three CSX box cars and one tofx high cube

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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MSRR Clear Grand Haven Southbound 23:14 Unknown leader/Car count
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Per a friend, MSRR Northbound Clear Grand Haven Swing bridge 5:34 Unknown leader/car count
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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I heard GRE come to Lowell twice today. Have not gone out to check however.

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Per a friend, MSRR Departing Muskegon southbound, Unknown leader, Unknown car count 21:34
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MSRR Entering Grand Haven Southbound 22:23 Unknown Car Count/Leading Locomotive
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MSRR Z627 Clear Grand Haven Southbound HESR 2025 leading MMRR 2019 22:55 6 Hoppers, 4 Tanks, ~15 Bottom Ash Gondolas
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Z62718 waiting in West Olive southbound MMRR 2019 leading 12:19am
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Z151 is currently switching Quality liquid seed just north of Comstock Park
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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Not sure if GRE came to Lowell today, but the Lowell yard is full, mostly CP hoppers. They have been here most days this week.

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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Pulled a lot of empties. CSX delivered a lot of Kings this week

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