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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:22 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:loaded tie train with 224 cars is coming off the NS at Porter....going to tracks 6 and 8 in Wyoming...these are for the new track between Grandville and Hudsonville. Got 3 100 car ballast trains prepping to leave Alpena today as well...We have contracts with all of the mines for their tailings to use as ballast....all have contracts for fifty cents per yard. those are destined for Wyoming tracks 37,39, and 41.

That tie train is U921...Currently going through Michigan City
The Ballast trains are:
V941...Currently Going Through Ossniekee
V942...Currently Going Through Downtown Alpena
V943...Currently doing Airtest in Alpena Yard, set to leave once V942 Clears Werth Road

U921-in the hole at Wells about to meet a CP trackage right train, gonna how to move around to let them by
V941-Saginaw
V942-Bay City
V943-Pinconning
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:44 pm

MQT is making some changes to it's locomotive roster. These renumberings will bring order to our locos, and will take place in stages this week. The current roster is:
Number Model Former Owner Paint Notes
20 20 Tonner USAX Army Restored, Based in Coopersville
24 GP9 MMRR MQT Low Nose
181 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
281 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
360-377 GP35 AA AA (Patched) ex AA, due for upgrade to GP40-3, Painting
LSRC 371 GP38M LSRC/D&M LSRC Due for upgrade to GP40-3, paint
381 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Heritage Restoration in Progress
469 RS2u LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
798 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
800 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
801 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
805 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
974 RS3M LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
975 RS3M LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
1162 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1164 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1166 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1169 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1171 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1174 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1177 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1178 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1179 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC based in Saginaw
1280 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
2003 GP30M LSRC LSRC Due for upgrade to GP30M-3, paint
2004 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2005 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2006 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2007 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2008 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2052 GP38M LSRC LSRC Due for upgrade to GP38M-3, paint
3001 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3002 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3003 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3049 50 Tonner CMPY CMPY Wyoming Shops Service
3500 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
3504 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
3515 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
3836 GP38 MS MS Heritage Due for upgrade to GP38-3
3839 GP38 GRE GRE Heritage Due for upgrade to GP38-3
3885 GP38-2 CF&E MMRR Due for upgrade to GP38-3, paint
4300 GP40X-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4301 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4302 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4433 GP9 GLLX MQT Manistee Yard Service
5921 SD40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
6001-6035 SD70MAC DGRP MQT Assigned to U.P. Mainline Service
7014 SW9 CMPY CMPY Heritage Assigned to Coopersville
8001-8035 SD70ACe DGRP MQT Assinged to L.P. Mainline Service

Next post has the changes that will happen tonight...
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:07 pm

The number and reporting mark changes taking place, effective at 12:00 AM 4-1-12:

USAX 20 --> MQT 1
CMPY 3049 --> MQT 2
CMPY 7014 --> MQT 3 (CMPY Sub-Lettering)
LSRC 181 --> MQT 181
LSRC 281 --> MQT 281
LSRC 381 --> MQT 381 (D&M Sub-Lettering)
LSRC 1280 --> MQT 481
LSRC 798 --> MQT 581
LSRC 3500 --> MQT 681
LSRC 3504 --> MQT 781
LSRC 3515 --> MQT 881
LSRC 469 --> MQT 981
LSRC 974 --> MQT 1081
LSRC 975 --> MQT 1181

The Roster will now read:
# Model Ex Owner Paint Notes
1 20 Tonner USAX Army Restored, Based in Coopersville
2 50 Tonner CMPY MQT Wyoming Shops Service
3 SW9 CMPY CMPY Heritage Assigned to Coopersville
24 GP9 MMRR MQT Low Nose
181 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
281 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
360-377 GP35 AA AA (Patched) due for upgrade to GP40-3, Painting
LSRC 371 GP38M LSRC/D&M LSRC due for upgrade to GP40-3, Painting
381 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
481 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
581 C425M-AC LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
681 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
781 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
800 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
801 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
805 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC ex Rocky Mountaineer, due for paint
881 M420W LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
981 RS2u LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
1081 RS3M LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
1162 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1164 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1166 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1169 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1171 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1174 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1177 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1178 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1179 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
1181 RS3M LSRC/D&M D&M Restoration in Progress
2003 GP30M LSRC LSRC Due for upgrade to GP30M-3, paint
2004 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2005 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2006 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2007 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2008 GP38-2 MQT MQT Due for upgrade to GP38-3
2052 GP38M LSRC LSRC Due for upgrade to GP38M-3, paint
3001 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3002 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3003 SD40-2 GLLX MQT Due for Upgrade to -3
3836 GP38 MS MS Heritage Due for upgrade to GP38-3
3839 GP38 GRE GRE Heritage Due for upgrade to GP38-3
3885 GP38-2 CF&E MMRR Due for upgrade to GP38-3, paint
4300 GP40X-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4301 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4302 GP40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
4433 GP9 GLLX MQT Manistee Yard Service
5921 SD40-3 LSRC LSRC Due for repaint
6001-6035 SD70MAC DGRP MQT Assigned to U.P. Mainline Service
8001-8035 SD70ACe DGRP MQT Assinged to L.P. Mainline Service
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:12 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:loaded tie train with 224 cars is coming off the NS at Porter....going to tracks 6 and 8 in Wyoming...these are for the new track between Grandville and Hudsonville. Got 3 100 car ballast trains prepping to leave Alpena today as well...We have contracts with all of the mines for their tailings to use as ballast....all have contracts for fifty cents per yard. those are destined for Wyoming tracks 37,39, and 41.

That tie train is U921...Currently going through Michigan City
The Ballast trains are:
V941...Currently Going Through Ossniekee
V942...Currently Going Through Downtown Alpena
V943...Currently doing Airtest in Alpena Yard, set to leave once V942 Clears Werth Road

U921-in the hole at Wells about to meet a CP trackage right train, gonna have to move around to let them by
V941-Saginaw
V942-Bay City
V943-Pinconning

U921-Done with the meet, climbing Saugatuck at 5 MPH
V941-Flint
V942-Saginaw
V943-Bay City
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:49 pm

MQT3001 wrote:U921-Done with the meet, climbing Saugatuck at 5 MPH
V941-Flint
V942-Saginaw
V943-Bay City

U921-Got stuck again in Holland, currently gliding through Grandville
V941-Plymouth
V942-Flint
V943-Saginaw
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby DT&I » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:55 pm

Would you be interested in a partnership with the TSCR? There are piggyback shippers in New Orleans that have enough destined for Michigan that it could create a train that would need to be interchanged with you. The final destination is Lansing. If so we'll split the cost of the interchange at Detroit.
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:33 am

DT&I wrote:Would you be interested in a partnership with the TSCR? There are piggyback shippers in New Orleans that have enough destined for Michigan that it could create a train that would need to be interchanged with you. The final destination is Lansing. If so we'll split the cost of the interchange at Detroit.

How about Toledo?
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:37 am

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:U921-Done with the meet, climbing Saugatuck at 5 MPH
V941-Flint
V942-Saginaw
V943-Bay City

U921-Got stuck again in Holland, currently gliding through Grandville
V941-Plymouth
V942-Flint
V943-Saginaw

U941- Arrived at Wyoming
After being held at Plymouth to let high priority stuff use the GR sub, here are the current locations of those V trains:
V941-Trowbridge waiting for CN to clear
V942- East Lansing, currently stopped for V941 (got too close)
V943- Still rolling, currently blaring through Fowlerville
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:07 am

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:U921-Done with the meet, climbing Saugatuck at 5 MPH
V941-Flint
V942-Saginaw
V943-Bay City

U921-Got stuck again in Holland, currently gliding through Grandville
V941-Plymouth
V942-Flint
V943-Saginaw

U941- Arrived at Wyoming
After being held at Plymouth to let high priority stuff use the GR sub, here are the current locations of those V trains:
V941-Trowbridge waiting for CN to clear
V942- East Lansing, currently stopped for V941 (got too close)
V943- Still rolling, currently blaring through Fowlerville

V941-almost to Grand Ledge
V942-Trowbridge
V943- Esst Lansing
also, manifest from Baldwin toGR today has MQT 3001, 3003, 3002, 2004, 2005 leading 135 cars, southbound by Newyago
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:59 am

MQT3001 wrote:V941-almost to Grand Ledge
V942-Trowbridge
V943- East Lansing
also, manifest from Baldwin toGR today has MQT 3001, 3003, 3002, 2004, 2005 leading 135 cars, southbound by Newyago

V941-Woodbury
V942-Gramd Ledge
V943-Ensel
Manifest from Baldwin is currently switching up in Casinova
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby DT&I » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:17 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
DT&I wrote:Would you be interested in a partnership with the TSCR? There are piggyback shippers in New Orleans that have enough destined for Michigan that it could create a train that would need to be interchanged with you. The final destination is Lansing. If so we'll split the cost of the interchange at Detroit.

How about Toledo?

Sounds good.
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:40 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:V941-almost to Grand Ledge
V942-Trowbridge
V943- East Lansing
also, manifest from Baldwin toGR today has MQT 3001, 3003, 3002, 2004, 2005 leading 135 cars, southbound by Newyago

V941-Woodbury
V942-Grand Ledge
V943-Ensel
Manifest from Baldwin is currently switching up in Casinova

All of those trains were held there for a hot CP stack train
V941-Seymour
V942- Fox
V943- Snow Rd, Alto
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:53 pm

MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:V941-almost to Grand Ledge
V942-Trowbridge
V943- East Lansing
also, manifest from Baldwin toGR today has MQT 3001, 3003, 3002, 2004, 2005 leading 135 cars, southbound by Newyago

V941-Woodbury
V942-Grand Ledge
V943-Ensel
Manifest from Baldwin is currently switching up in Casinova

All of those trains were held there for a hot CP stack train
V941-Seymour
V942- Fox
V943- Snow Rd, Alto

V943s trailing unit just conked out....expect a crawl up fox

V941- Godfrey ST
V942- Seymour
V943- Thornapple, 30 MPH
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:13 pm

MQT3001 wrote:V943s trailing unit just conked out....expect a crawl up fox

V941- Godfrey ST
V942- Seymour
V943- Thornapple, 30 MPH

V941-Tying down in Wyoming
V942-Godfrey ST
V943-Stalled at Fox....Local from Alto coming up from behind to push
Train from Baldwin at Turner....going to head in hopefully between 942 and 943... Depends on how fast 943 gets rollin
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:20 pm

Expect MQT C425s numbers 181, 281, and 381 done with their restoration today in Wyoming. They will be tested by pulling the locals around GR for the next week

Also, V942 is tying down in Wyoming
V943 is have the local tie on as Helpers
Train from Baldwin getting their signal to come south from Turner....tracks are lined
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:53 pm

MQT3001 wrote:Expect MQT C425s numbers 181, 281, and 381 done with their restoration today in Wyoming. They will be tested by pulling the locals around GR for the next week

Also, V942 is tying down in Wyoming
V943 is have the local tie on as Hellers
Train from Baldwin getting their signal to come south from Turner....tracks are lined

Train from Baldwin is pulling onto the yard, V943 is currently going by Kalamazoo Street
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:23 pm

MQT will start hauling as needed trains from the old Sappi Paper mill in Muskegon. These trains will carry contaminated debris to a facility near Flagstaff, AZ.
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:47 pm

Gotta wreck. An Eastbound 120-car CP stack train just hit a car at the crossing just East of the trowbridge diamonds. Sorry CN, no power available to help clear the Diamonds.
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:57 pm

CSX will be sending several trains over the GR sub due to the derailemnt near Gary. 6 are scheduled, 2 WB, 4 EB. First one, a 165 car Stack train, taking the turn at Porter Currently
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Re: Marquette Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:15 pm

Since the sidings are badly needed, the coal trains at Gross, East Sugatuck, and both trains at Michigan City will be booking it to West Olive in the case of the train at Suagatuck, or Wyoming for the trains at M. City, and the train at Gross will be taken apart at Weaverly in Holland. Syombols as Follows:
Saugatuck- D201
Gross- D202
First train @ M. City- D203
Second train @ M. City- D204 (first time its ever been needed)

D201 will start at 14:30, and will book it to W. Olive, then go lite back down the hill to meet D202 at Wells and push D202 to Weaverly. Then, the power from D201 will go back and get D203. The power from D202, after tying down their consist at Weaverly, will go to Wells to meet D204. D201 will then bring their power to W. Olive if time permits, D202 power will go to Weaverly, and the rest will go to the house in Wyoming.

Location Updates:
D201- E. Saugatuck
D202- Gross
D203- EE Michigan City
D204- WE Michigan City
Q991- Michigan City (First Reroute off of CSX)
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