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Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:47 am

The M&GLRR is a railroad that owns the line from Owosso to Muskegon, via St Johns, and the MMRR from Greenville to Lowell. It also has trackage rights to Moterm yard in Ferndale. It's main traffic is intermodal and agriculture. I would say that this is part of the organized paper railroads, but I would be taking the GR&E from Marquette Rail then.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:52 am

The M&GLRR owns ALCo's, GP7's, GP38's, GP35's, SD40's, and SW9's.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:59 am

In Muskegon, ships take the containers off of the trains from Moterm yard and take them across the lake to Milwaukee where they are loaded onto trucks.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:06 am

Regular trains:

1.L100 Moterm-Muskegon Intermodal Daily
2.L101 Muskegon-Moterm Intermodal Daily
3.L102 Durand-Muskegon Mixed Freight Monday-Saturday
4.L103 Muskegon-Durand Mixed Freight Monday-Saturday

Locals:

1.H100 Muskegon-Lowell Daily
2.H101 Greenville-Lowell Daily
3.H102 Lowell-Durand Daily

Yard Jobs:

1.Y100 Lowell Daily
2.Y101 Muskegon Daily
3.Y102 Durand Daily
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:09 am

There is a large port in Muskegon where the sand place(I can't remember what the place is called) is. That is where L100, L101, L102, and L103 originate/terminate. Cranes lift the containers off of the L100 and L101 onto some ships that will take them to Milwaukee to be loaded onto trucks, and there are ferries that carry train cars back and forth to Milwaukee also.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 01, 2012 7:11 am

atrainguy60 wrote:There is a large port in Muskegon where the sand place(I can't remember what the place is called) is.

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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:59 am

Nugent Sand


Thanks, AARR.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue May 01, 2012 4:05 pm

AARR wrote:
atrainguy60 wrote:There is a large port in Muskegon where the sand place(I can't remember what the place is called) is.

Nugent Sand

Nugent is NOT located on Muskegon Lake BTW....south a bit.

Slow down perhaps when creating new paper RRs....isn't it already busy enough around here?
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 5:57 pm

I know it isn't along the lake. This is the last paper railroad I plan on making for quite a while. Three is enough.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue May 01, 2012 6:20 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:I know it isn't along the lake.

It sounded like you were thinking it was on Muskegon Lake... :wink:
atrainguy60 wrote:Three is enough.

Ya think? :roll: :wink: :lol:
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 6:45 pm

Ya think? :roll: :wink: :lol:


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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:01 pm

The M&GL is in talks with a new lumber yard in St Johns for possible rail service.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 01, 2012 7:06 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:The M&GL is in talks with a new lumber yard in St Johns for possible rail service.

Up until around 1992 or 93 Central Michigan Lumber had a distribution yard in St. Johns that received 500-600 cars a year. The closed it and moved to Lansing. Its closing was a factor for CMGN to abandon everything west of Owosso.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Wow, that's a lot of cars. :shock:
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm

The lumber yard is on the east side of Dewwitt Road along the ROW.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 01, 2012 7:40 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:Wow, that's a lot of cars. :shock:

10-12 a week. It was fairly steady at the time but some weeks it may only get 7 and others 15.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:10 am

The lumber yard will receive rail service. About 400 cars a year.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed May 02, 2012 5:10 pm

The M&GL has bought the section of track from Owosso-Durand from the GLC. The yard in Durand, which M&GL partly owns, will be sight of a new locomotive shop. Repairs, storing, and possible rebuilds will be done there. The shops will be located where the roundhouse used to be.
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:40 pm

Speed limits:

Durand-Owosso 50mph
Owosso 35mph
Owosso-Ionia 60mph
Ionia-GR 50mph
GR 35mph
GR-Muskegon 55mph
Muskegon 25mph
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Re: Michigan & Great Lakes Railroad

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:45 pm

The M&GLRR's paint scheme is dark blue with a yellow cab.
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