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Unread postby AARR » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:03 pm

Revised 5/6/12

Started service Owosso to Prarie Center (east of Ionia) 1993. Acquired Prarie Center to Lowell 2007.
Owosso (connection with HESR) to Lowell (connection with GRE).
Power is ex-GTW GP9r
Engine shed is in St. John.

Customers:
+ Shepardsville - Great Lakes Fertilizer: Receives one to two (3-20 car blocks) of nitrogen, potash, or urea per month.
+ St. Johns - Agroculture Liquid Fertilizer: Receives nitrogen (240-300 cars per year) and ships feedstock (120-150 per year) to their 7 locations in the south and midwest. Switched 3x per week. Spots for 6 cars.
+ Pewamo - Vita Grain: Ships around 200 cars per year in 3-24 car blocks.
+ Prarie Center (East Ionia) - Meridian: Ships 9-12 cars a week of bumpers in CN 86' box cars. Switched 3x per week.
+ Ionia - Belding Farms: Receives 12-15 cars per year of dry and liquid fertilizer.
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby DT&I » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:46 pm

I think this is my favorite of your paper rr's. :D
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Unread postby AARR » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:42 pm

DT&I wrote:I think this is my favorite of your paper rr's. :D

Thanks DTI :) I like this one too 8)
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby DT&I » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:19 pm

You're very specific with your customers, makes it more realistic. 8)
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 06, 2012 1:11 pm

Updated 2012
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 06, 2012 1:19 pm

Breaking News! Meridian, former American Bumper, will begin shipping by rail again after 5ish year hiatis. Expecting to ship 11-14 cars per week via CN to KCS to Mexico. Will require switch 3-4x per week.
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sun May 06, 2012 1:22 pm

Pretty neat railroad, AARR. I agree with DT&I, I like how you are detailed with your customers. Is the CM part of the organized paper railroads?
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 06, 2012 4:54 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:Pretty neat railroad, AARR. I agree with DT&I, I like how you are detailed with your customers. Is the CM part of the organized paper railroads?

No, although I enjoy reading your organized paper railroads I am independent.
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun May 06, 2012 5:16 pm

AARR wrote:
atrainguy60 wrote:Pretty neat railroad, AARR. I agree with DT&I, I like how you are detailed with your customers. Is the CM part of the organized paper railroads?

No, although I enjoy reading your organized paper railroads I am independent.

Is it because you would have a hard time keeping up with us?
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Re: Central Michigan

Unread postby AARR » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:03 pm

MQT3001 wrote:Is it because you would have a hard time keeping up with us?

Yes :lol:

Update: GRE abandoned track to Lowell (Malta Jct) so we acquired to keep the connection open. Also, the elevator in Ovid is shipping by rail again. We formed a corn shuttle with HESR who takes the 13 car block to the ethanol plant in Caro. Averages around 6 movements per year. Hoping to get similiar operations with other elevators in St. Johns and Ionia.
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