Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

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Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 am

Indiana north eastern working sungro in Quincy. Looks like they might have come light power since I dont see a train just the one unit. 1010
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:56 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:50 with 18 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:26 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:20 with 11 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:04 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 11:00 lite.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:33 pm

GRE --- Back EB at Leonard at 11:30 with 14 additional CHs.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:25 with a single non-King CH
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:27 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 12:25 with four CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Jim_c » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:16 pm

GDLK headed over to Otsego at about 14:30 with 6-ish boxcars, and triple power: 4209, 4124, and 4206. Delivering a loco to GR, or heavy train? First time I can recall seeing 3 locomotives on this section. Not sure what the consist is that will be headed north.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:50 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:45 with a string (maybe 7 - 8??) CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:41 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:35 with 6 CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am

Apparently GR 2104 died in Ada yesterday. MQT will be sending down MMRR 2057 (the old GR 3839) to rescue it and work the GRE while 2104 goes to Manistee for repairs.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:26 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 12:20 with 15 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:50 am

SD80MAC wrote:Apparently GR 2104 died in Ada yesterday. MQT will be sending down MMRR 2057 (the old GR 3839) to rescue it and work the GRE while 2104 goes to Manistee for repairs.


Saw it Monday on my way home from an event. Looked like it was on the Amway spur coupled to 2 CHs. Anyone know how long the repairs will take?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:19 pm

GRE --- EB Leonard at 12:20 with 2 non-King CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:17 pm

Southbound sitting in Holly with lights on but not moving
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:07 pm

Around 13:30, Grand Elk 303 was switching at the paper mill in Otsego with 4225 and 4209. The rest of their train (17 cars) was left in Plainwell. They should be northbound again by now.

This morning West Michigan 1512 and 1416 pulled 11 cars from the CSX interchange for spotting.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby EWRice » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:07 pm

Although not a train, Coopersville & Marne has a contractor tamping from Coopersville east. That is the straightest track I have seen out there ever, except for the approach to Aurthur St.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:57 pm

EWRice wrote:Although not a train, Coopersville & Marne has a contractor tamping from Coopersville east. That is the straightest track I have seen out there ever, except for the approach to Aurthur St.

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:50 pm

EWRice wrote:Although not a train, Coopersville & Marne has a contractor tamping from Coopersville east. That is the straightest track I have seen out there ever, except for the approach to Aurthur St.


What is tamping exactly?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:54 pm

kd_1014 wrote:
EWRice wrote:Although not a train, Coopersville & Marne has a contractor tamping from Coopersville east. That is the straightest track I have seen out there ever, except for the approach to Aurthur St.


What is tamping exactly?


Google is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamping_machine
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