Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

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Had a fluke chance at getting Grand Elk SB in Portage, MI at 15:57. Couldn't make out number on WAMX leader but HLCX 3834 was second out

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GRE left only 7 hoppers today in Lowell.

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LSRC took an empty grain train to Paines a little while ago. Not sure when the MMRR is going to pick it up.

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Hmm.. no grand elk Tuesday in Byron Center, none so far today. Did see a large box truck inspecting the rails (similar to Sperry) and a grand elk pickup truck right behind it, heading north around 1pm.
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~Z~ wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Hmm.. no grand elk Tuesday in Byron Center, none so far today. Did see a large box truck inspecting the rails (similar to Sperry) and a grand elk pickup truck right behind it, heading north around 1pm.
They had the Otsego box cars set out when I came through a little after 6:00.
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Finally went by.. 2 locos and 35 cars at 8:30pm. They slowed down a bunch as they were going by, probably some slow order that was put in place today. All tank cars and covered hoppers.

Back south at 10:55pm, looked like WAMX 4225 and a 2nd loco, about 15 cars.
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~Z~ wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Hmm.. no grand elk Tuesday in Byron Center, none so far today. Did see a large box truck inspecting the rails (similar to Sperry) and a grand elk pickup truck right behind it, heading north around 1pm.
Given what you posted recently about slow movements and short trains through your back yard, My sixth sense is causing me to wonder about the Bridge over Buck Creek. :?

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Standard Railfan wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:36 pm
~Z~ wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Hmm.. no grand elk Tuesday in Byron Center, none so far today. Did see a large box truck inspecting the rails (similar to Sperry) and a grand elk pickup truck right behind it, heading north around 1pm.
Given what you posted recently about slow movements and short trains through your back yard, My sixth sense is causing me to wonder about the Bridge over Buck Creek. :?
Isn't that where they put it on the ground a year or so ago.
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Jim_c wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:43 pm
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:36 pm
~Z~ wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Hmm.. no grand elk Tuesday in Byron Center, none so far today. Did see a large box truck inspecting the rails (similar to Sperry) and a grand elk pickup truck right behind it, heading north around 1pm.
Given what you posted recently about slow movements and short trains through your back yard, My sixth sense is causing me to wonder about the Bridge over Buck Creek. :?
Isn't that where they put it on the ground a year or so ago.
No, the derailment was at 28th Street, several miles to the north.
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Anyone know if GRE is running today?
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JAIL entered Ensel Yard at 9:35 w one boxcar. 1758/1760

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Grand Elk MOW heading south through Byron Center at 11:02am. Harsco 6700 tamper - saw it and one other piece of equipment stored on a short spur up at 76th St last week.

2nd piece of MOW southbound at 11:26am, Knox Kershaw KBR 875 Relam Ballast Regulator.
Took a look down the tracks, and both do appear to be working on the bridge over Buck Creek between 84th and 92nd Ave.

AT 12:21pm, both pieces of equipment back north.
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SD80MAC wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am
Anyone know if GRE is running today?
As of 30 minutes ago, still the same 7 cars in Lowell.

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HESR 2025 will be handed off to CSX in the near near Future in Waverly
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Talk wrote:
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HESR 2025 will be handed off to CSX in the near near Future in Waverly
I heard Panama City?

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 4:41pm. WAMX 4206, WAXM 4189 and about 25 cars. Mostly box cars, with a couple tank cars, and 3 empty centerbeams. Rolling at normal speed.

Back south at 6:47 with 4189 and 4206 with 31 cars. Box cars, then tank cars, and covered hoppers on the rear.
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JAIL just got permission to get onto CSX trackage and head north into Ensel. 9:19 AM.

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Z62709 os West Olive MMRR 2019 leading MMRR 2170, a cut of gons, HESR 2025, more cars; Farewell 2025✌ Southbound 10:31

EDIT: Stopped Just North of Croswell Street 10:39
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AARR RS102 north over the Huron River @ 11:15 AM with HLCX 4215 and WAMX 4049.
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Grand elk north through Byron Center at 4:01pm. WAMX 4206 and WAMX 4189, 13 cars, mix of covered hoppers and tank cars.

Back south at 5:56pm, 4189, 4206 and 16 cars.
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