Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 5:12pm. WAMX 4206 and WAMX 4017 with 18 cars. Oddly they stopped at Buck Creek bridge for a few mins. Lots of exhaust as they sat. Pulled forward slowly then got up to speed. Couple that with the MOW truck parking behind my house for 10ish mins today for a little bit of a change.

Back south with 4017, 4206, and 43 cars. Slowed down again a bunch behind the house, and slowly went over the Buck Creek bridge between 84th and 92nd.

Edit: took a gander today, and pretty sure a couple of trees had fallen on the tracks and were chopped up by MOW yesterday. Probably a slow order to check things over.
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2336 wb mixed freight through Norwalk, OH on wle

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Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm

Back south with 4017, 4206, and 43 cars. Slowed down again a bunch behind the house, and slowly went over the Buck Creek bridge between 84th and 92nd.
What time did they head back south?

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J T wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:53 am
~Z~ wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm

Back south with 4017, 4206, and 43 cars. Slowed down again a bunch behind the house, and slowly went over the Buck Creek bridge between 84th and 92nd.
What time did they head back south?
whoops, forgot the time. I want to say between 8-8:15pm.
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Z627-30 os Grand Haven MMRR 2170 leading (MMRR 2019 trail?) Southbound 9:23
Z627-30 os Agnew MMRR 2170 leading (MMRR 2019 trail?) Southbound 9:30
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At 9:53 JAIL was asking for the signal north across the CN at Cedar

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Grand Elk stopped again at Buck Creek northbound between 92nd and 84th St in Byron Center - 3:04pm.

On the move at 3:16pm, WAMX 4206 and 4017 with 15 cars.

At 6:01pm, wifey says:
4017 4206 22 cars. 3 really rusty ones.
Sorry you missed it babe. :( they didn't slow down a ton this time, but they were going slower than usual.
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JAIL came north to Lansing today at 9:50 AM. 1768/1758 power light. Most likely working CN, Padnos today.

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 6:19pm. WAMX 4206, 4017 and 16 cars. Looked like 1 car for L&W I believe.

Back south through Byron Center at 11:04pm, WAMX 4189, 2 other locos, and 21 cars.
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