GRE Operations

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GRE Operations

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Can someone familiarize me with the GRE railroad operations? I've tried catching them several times at several locations but have never had luck, nor do I have the scanner frequencies. By now, I've had to resort to hearing the horns to find out when they run! :lol:
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Re: GRE Operations

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They don’t really have a set schedule, but seem to pretty reliably run at least on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They get moving any time between 7 and 11 am depending on wether the crew comes from Muskegon or Alma.
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It used to be MWF pretty regularly. Lately it's more dependent on when GDLK brings Kings north with the sand transload cars. Signal questions: They need to get an EB green to get out of their engine house. I don't know how much they use the radio to contact the CSX dispatcher in JAX

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Watch the Michigan Shortlines Train Location Updates thread. The Leonard St Tower Operator often posts when they're headed east over Leonard/Plainfield.

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Raildudes dad wrote:It used to be MWF pretty regularly. Lately it's more dependent on when GDLK brings Kings north with the sand transload cars. Signal questions: They need to get an EB green to get out of their engine house. I don't know how much they use the radio to contact the CSX dispatcher in JAX
I believe most of it is by phone now
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Monday they were in Lowell mid-late afternoon.

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GRE is in Lowell right now FWIW.
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