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GRE Operations

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:39 pm

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

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:32 pm

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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Re: GRE Operations

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:47 am

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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Re: GRE Operations

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:59 am

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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Re: GRE Operations

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:22 pm

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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Re: GRE Operations

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:36 am

Monday they were in Lowell mid-late afternoon.
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Re: GRE Operations

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 am

GRE is in Lowell right now FWIW.
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