Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

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Michigan Shortline Updates January 2019

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West Michigan RR left 3 cars at the CSX interchange in Hartford last night after picking up 3 that had been delivered by D700.

Some might be interested to know that the West Michigan handled 248 carloads in 2018, up significantly from the 20ish handled in 2016 (I don't have any numbers for 2017).
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JAIL NB at CP-MA in Lansing at 10:35 today with 1758, 5 boxcars and 1760. They should interchange cars with both CSXT and the CN today before returning south.

Great to hear about the car count on WMI!

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Very good news indeed
SD80MAC wrote:West Michigan RR left 3 cars at the CSX interchange in Hartford last night after picking up 3 that had been delivered by D700.

Some might be interested to know that the West Michigan handled 248 carloads in 2018, up significantly from the 20 handled in 2016 (I don't have any numbers for 2017).
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Ann Street yard was full at noon today GRE was moving cars around, but I did not see them go east and I have not checked Lowell today. But I might have missed them.

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Grand Elk on the Hastings lead per a report.

2 centerbeams and 4 coil cars with 2 units. The coils are empty and along for the ride.
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Hearing a K3LA north of Ann Arbor on the Ann Arbor railroad.
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Should be a Standish Express Grain Train at some point today on Lake State

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Z120 Lake State on duty currently. Not sure if it is starting in Saginaw or in Standish

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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:36 with about 13 CHs for King.
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Heard a Z120 scheduled for afternoon out of Saginaw for Lake State

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West Michigan picked up 3 empty rubber gons from CSX last night and positioned them for loading in Hartford.
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Grand Elk Z739 is on the ground at Fuller in Grand Rapids. Has a half dozen or so sandies on the ground but upright on the interchange wye, looks like they were shoving a whole lotta wheaties up the hill. A dozen or so are fouling the west end of the yard and over Alpine. The 2104 is being warmed up but they can’t get to the string they were shoving because they’re afoul of the west end.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 10:38 with 14 CHs for King
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GRE - WB Leonard at 1:55 with 13 CHs from King.
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:00 with 3 non-King CHs.
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GRE - WB Leonard at 12:55 with two non-King CHs and one tank. Looks like no Lowell visit today.
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Looked like two sand hoppers on the interchange track at Ann Street Friday around 6:00pm. Not sure if they were on the ground, but they were upright. Still a line of cars west of Alpine Ave. Lowell was unloading a lot on Saturday, will have some empties by Monday.

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Lapeer Industrial: 2 plastic cars at Delta, 2 tank cars at transload and 2 plastic and 1 tank on interchange.
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GRE - WB Leonard at 12:45 with 18 CHs from King.
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