Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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Michigan Short Line Updates: September 2020

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September 4: 0900: MQT southbound at Kent City with 3391, 3406 and 30 cars. No work at Sparta or Comstock Park.

09:55, GRE eastbound arriving at Fuller Jct with two empty centerbeams from C&M interchange.

10:05 MQT southbound Fuller diamond.

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LS&I hill Dock job east at County 550 at 1355
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HESR waiting for clearance into Durand 6:14 pm

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MQT northbound approaching Baldwin. No visual, just a nice echo-y horn.

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Sounds like GRE just arrived in Lowell.

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GRE - WB Leonard at 9:00 with four CHs from King. Early morning for these guys, maybe something to do with the resurfacing project they just started this morning at the Leonard/Plainfield intersection (needed badly)??
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MSRR/CSX Z627 Entering Grand Haven Northbound 1:19pm
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MSRR/CSXT Z627 Clear Grand Haven Southbound 8:39am 2025 leading 2019
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:25 with 12 CHs for King.
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MSRR Clear Ferris St, Grand Haven Southbound 2019 leading 2025 cut of fly gons and a few tanks and 2 bay's 23:41 9/11/20
Last edited by Talk on Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Talk wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:41 pm
MSRR Clear Ferris St, Grand Haven Southbound 2019 leading 2025 cit of fly gons and a few tanks and 2 bay's 11:41 9/11/20
11:41 am or pm? Based on your post, pm?

Hence why most of us go ahead and use 24-hour time, lessens the chances for ambiguity :D
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Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:08 am
Talk wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:41 pm
MSRR Clear Ferris St, Grand Haven Southbound 2019 leading 2025 cit of fly gons and a few tanks and 2 bay's 11:41 9/11/20
11:41 am or pm? Based on your post, pm?

Hence why most of us go ahead and use 24-hour time, lessens the chances for ambiguity :D
Oh yeah, still learning RRfan etiquette, my bad
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Talk wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:24 am
Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:08 am
Talk wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:41 pm
MSRR Clear Ferris St, Grand Haven Southbound 2019 leading 2025 cit of fly gons and a few tanks and 2 bay's 11:41 9/11/20
11:41 am or pm? Based on your post, pm?

Hence why most of us go ahead and use 24-hour time, lessens the chances for ambiguity :D
Oh yeah, still learning RRfan etiquette, my bad
So they ran at night? That's quite odd...
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Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:26 am
Talk wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:24 am
Saturnalia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:08 am


11:41 am or pm? Based on your post, pm?

Hence why most of us go ahead and use 24-hour time, lessens the chances for ambiguity :D
Oh yeah, still learning RRfan etiquette, my bad
So they ran at night? That's quite odd...
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.
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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:
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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:
It will be interesting. Time will tell
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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:
They have added a 2nd shift crew to move more cars. It's been a topic of conversation for the managers since the ash started running.

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Grain train heading to White Pigeon now. C6M solo power.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:45 with eleven CHs (ten for King).
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JAIL went north to exchange at Ensel this morning.

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