Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:29 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:28 with 12 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby EWRice » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:54 pm

Michigan Shore is just coming into downtown Muskegon now. No visual, but I can hear them. Sounds like 2025 leading again.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:08 am

Grand Elk 104 south approaching Moline. Should be a straight shot to White Pigeon.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby J T » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:19 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Grand Elk 104 south approaching Moline. Should be a straight shot to White Pigeon.

No updates on this northbound move? darn it! Arrived into GR without any notice it would seem.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 pm

J T wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:Grand Elk 104 south approaching Moline. Should be a straight shot to White Pigeon.

No updates on this northbound move? darn it! Arrived into GR without any notice it would seem.

They were posting the northbound updates here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37032&start=40
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby J T » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:39 pm

~Z~ wrote:
J T wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:Grand Elk 104 south approaching Moline. Should be a straight shot to White Pigeon.

No updates on this northbound move? darn it! Arrived into GR without any notice it would seem.

They were posting the northbound updates here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37032&start=40

Why weren't they here? You know, in the location updates thread.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Jim_c » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:10 pm

GDLK crew, NS rails that are leased to GDLK, CSX power. Could go either way.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:13 am

Jim_c wrote:GDLK crew, NS rails that are leased to GDLK, CSX power. Could go either way.

No. CSX train, CSX power, CSX routing. NS has nothing to do with these trains.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby EWRice » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:21 am

Late update but MS 2025 was heading light across M45, SB, about an hour ago.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:33 pm

GRE - EB Leonard at 12:32 with 5 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby dave989 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:10 pm

[quote="Patriot"]GRE - EB Leonard at 12:32 with 5 CHs. Thru Ada at a brisk 25 mph.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:24 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 3:24 with 11 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:45 pm

MMRR scheduled to swap motors in Genesee Yard with the HESR 740 sometime today. The goal was around noonish, but things change on the railroad. Last I knew there was 2 cars for Bear Truss in Paines to pick up on the way back west. A lumber car and a Michigan Chloride Tank.

This is most likely the end of the HESR 3868 on the MMRR as I'm sure the motor will not be back before being sent to MEI.


13:09 MMRR leaving Saginaw WB with 3867 short nose forward.

14:04 leaving Paines with a stop in Wheeler and St Louis.

15:45 Leaving Wheeler. Next and last stop, St Louis. Also note* Tank wasn't for Michigan Chloride like assumed. Most likely for CPS (Crop Production Services) at the Breckenridge Elevator and only has lumber car now.

16:26 ran around lumber car and is spotting in Bear.

16:42 left St. Louis with 3 CHs to run south of Alma for GLC.

17:13 Shoved the 3 CHs and the already 3 waiting tank cars up S End Wright Siding for GLC to pick up.

17:32 3867 is in the barn here in Alma and crew is heading to the office to tie up.

That's all for the St Louis Sub today folks! :lol: until Thursday that is.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby AARR » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:12 pm

Would you happen to know which customer receives the tank car?
HESR3868 wrote:MMRR scheduled to swap motors in Genesee Yard with the HESR 740 sometime today. Last I knew there was 2 cars for Bear Truss in Paines to pick up on the way back west. A lumber car and a Michigan Chloride Tank.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:25 pm

AARR wrote:Would you happen to know which customer receives the tank car?
HESR3868 wrote:MMRR scheduled to swap motors in Genesee Yard with the HESR 740 sometime today. Last I knew there was 2 cars for Bear Truss in Paines to pick up on the way back west. A lumber car and a Michigan Chloride Tank.


Michigan Chloride. They receive their cars in the same track as Bear Truss Lumber in St Louis.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby AARR » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:47 pm

Thank you!
HESR3868 wrote:
AARR wrote:Would you happen to know which customer receives the tank car?
HESR3868 wrote:MMRR scheduled to swap motors in Genesee Yard with the HESR 740 sometime today. Last I knew there was 2 cars for Bear Truss in Paines to pick up on the way back west. A lumber car and a Michigan Chloride Tank.


Michigan Chloride. They receive their cars in the same track as Bear Truss Lumber in St Louis.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:11 pm

What is Michigan Chloride receiving?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 pm

AARR wrote:Thank you!

No problem!
Raildudes dad wrote:What is Michigan Chloride receiving?


They ship out chloride brine.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:21 am

Get me a car # sometime if you can
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 am

JAIL headed north towards Lansing. 1760 light across Aurelius road at 09:31.
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