Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 4:10pm. WAMX 4124, WAMX 4125, both facing north so likely LHF on return south run, approx 35 cars.
A lot of tank cars from Bay Valley foods on the headend, and some box cars near the rear from Otsego.

Back south at 6:35pm with same power and 51 cars.
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The Otsego boxcars were on the Otsego line in Plainwell when I came through at 6:15 this evening. They usually pick those up on the return trip. Not sure what would have been in those that went past you. I know they often have boxcar traffic for the MQT.
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Z62701 os GH MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019 trail Southbound 8:28pm.

7 2-Bay-CH
21 Gondolas

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Thank you Talk Talk :D
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:29 pm
Z62701 os GH MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019 trail Southbound 8:28pm.

7 2-Bay-CH
21 Gondolas

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AARR wrote:
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Thank you Talk Talk :D
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:29 pm
Z62701 os GH MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019 trail Southbound 8:28pm.

7 2-Bay-CH
21 Gondolas

Happy AARR? :D
No worries... say, what happened to the eye roll :lol:
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:lol:
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... say, what happened to the eye roll :lol:
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Jim_c wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:23 pm
The Otsego boxcars were on the Otsego line in Plainwell when I came through at 6:15 this evening. They usually pick those up on the return trip. Not sure what would have been in those that went past you. I know they often have boxcar traffic for the MQT.
One of the customers down near Three Rivers gets a good amount of boxcar traffic from CSX via the Elk. Graphic Packaging in Kzoo also has gotten some CSX traffic in the past. The GDLK is in a position that most shortlines only dream about, direct access to 3 Class Is.
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Grand elk north at Byron Center at 7:09pm. WAMX 4125, WAMX 3534 and 26 cars.
Back south at 12:20am.
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IORY took a loaded grain train to exchange with CN in Flat Rock.

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INER 1602 is out of the paint shop and leading tomorrow’s train from Fremont, IN to Coldwater, MI. Looks sharp.

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Z62702 os GH southbound 21:50 MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019. About 5-10 2-Bay-CH's and a 29 car cut of loaded ash
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JAIL northbound from Mason about 22:20

2 light engines. I assume picking up a train at RSDC in Holt & then headed back south to Jackson

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Around 1:00pm, GRE took 3 hoppers into AMWAY and took 2 out. Looked like over 20 hoppers for King.

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JAIL came north today. They went to CN and Picked up one 2-bay CH, 3 tank cars with 1075 placards and 3 empty gons.

They spotted the gons into Padnos and then went south power light, leaving one tank car in Saginaw Yard and taking the other two plus the covered hopper and leaving them in Ensel.

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Do you know where it originated and it's destination?
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IORY took a loaded grain train to exchange with CN in Flat Rock.
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It seems like JAIL was handling bridge traffic between CN & CSX.
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JAIL came north today. They went to CN and Picked up one 2-bay CH, 3 tank cars with 1075 placards and 3 empty gons.

They spotted the gons into Padnos and then went south power light, leaving one tank car in Saginaw Yard and taking the other two plus the covered hopper and leaving them in Ensel.
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AARR wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:50 pm
It seems like JAIL was handling bridge traffic between CN & CSX.
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:40 pm
JAIL came north today. They went to CN and Picked up one 2-bay CH, 3 tank cars with 1075 placards and 3 empty gons.

They spotted the gons into Padnos and then went south power light, leaving one tank car in Saginaw Yard and taking the other two plus the covered hopper and leaving them in Ensel.
So it seems like there’s been more of that recently. The other thing is that they have two tracks in Ensel Yard. They use one to store cars for businesses in Mason. There’s a place that buys sand and a propane transload. So they will keep the cars closer there as they tend to pick up and drop off in Ensel daily.

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INER EB by Briggs Rd. (Quincy) 2 tanks 2 covered hoppers 1 unit at 1454

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Sounds like GDLK NB from Plainwell.
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GDLK northbound through Byron Center at 6:00pm. WAMX 4125 and 4124, approx 25 cars.

Back south with WAMX 4124, 4125, and 25 cars at 10:59pm.
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