Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

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Michigan Shortline Updates - October 2018

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GRE - EB Leonard at 9:55 with 11 CHs.
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GRE - WB Leonard at 2:10 with 22 CHs from King
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It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?

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dave989 wrote:It won't be long till they call for more power as Kings increases their output. Maybe another unit?
I don't think King will be able to handle more cars at one time than a single GP38-2 can pull out of GR for the foreseeable future.
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GLLX 1512 left 4 cars (empty plastic hopper, empty soybean hopper and 2 loaded rubber chip hoppers) at the interchange for CSX in Hartford this evening. Sounds like there are many more soybean hoppers enroute.
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18:00 EDT GLDK SB AT 76TH ST. IN BYRON CENTER. DIDN'T CATCH POWER. LOOKED TO BE A SHORT TRAIN.
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GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:10 with 15 CHs and 1 tank
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Track work going on in Lowell by King on Friday. By Ada/AMWAY spur earlier this last week. Have not checked this weekend.

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LSRC working its Port Huron branch
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GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:25 with 16 CHs
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I can hear the GRE switching King now...unless they just departed WB.

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Z151 is making noise in Comstock Park, sounds like it's southbound

If it's the same power as Tuesday, then it should be the TPW rocket pop, 3389, 3407 and 2040
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JAIL lite power at MA in Lansing at 09:15.

Back south with an interesting consist at 12 noon: 3 shorty covered hoppers (reporting mark HMCX, HoltraChem Mfg), 1 boxcar and 5 more large black tankcars. Both 1751 and 1758 for power.

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GRE is either switching Lowell or just headed WB. Not mobile, and can't check what's going on, but I can hear the horn.

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GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:35 with 12 CHs from King
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MQT 2043, 2040 and 3407 with about 50 cars tied down between Kent City and Casnovia today, with a bit if fall color in the neighborhood. Great colors on the north shore of the Muskegon River just to the west of the RR bridge. The TPW unit was tied down near the coal Tower in Baldwin.

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MQT has been tied down under I-96 pointed SB since at least 7:00 this morning.
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LSRC Port Huron Job brought 5 cars to CN Interchange. They picked up 7 Boxcars for Domtar / Dunn Paper.

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GRE was in Lowell this morning, but can't drive yet to check on it.

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MQT just rolled into the WYOMING Yard
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