Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

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Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:20 pm

GRE --- EB Leonard at 1:15 with 11 CHs (8 for King)
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:41 pm

Lowell has hoppers on every track, including a long line south of town. Looks like some newer CP higher capacity hoppers as well. Also 3 or four hoppers and 1 tank for AMWAY on the siding along the Mainline in Ada. Plus more hoppers at Fuller.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:43 am

GRE --- WB Leonard at 10:40 with 3 CHs from King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:12 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 11:10 with a single CH
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:36 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:35 with 7 CHs for King
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:41 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 2:40 with 18 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:34 pm

HESR is going to head north from Durand with 90 cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:09 pm

Saw LSRC Z127 today in Wixom. They had LSRC 6301, 6351, and two CSX engines, 166 and 5442 that came down from Flint.

LSRC 6351 is the first of the newly arrived SD50s rebuilt by MEI.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:04 am

Z151 came south around 6 pm and went back north at 8:30 pm last evening, so there will be no 151 today :(
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby AARR » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:53 am

Was there a large fertilizer or grain block on this?
GTW6401 wrote:HESR is going to head north from Durand with 90 cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Local Grand elk job facing south, just north of BO tower in Kalamazoo. WAMX 4009 leading a mix of boxcars and hoppers. Awaiting Amtrak 352 to get through town.
At 5pm, saw at least two strings of stone hoppers on the East end of "Botsford" yard. Two NS locos attached. Also another NS unit further east of that, looked to have a few cars, maybe the local. Headlight on but not moving.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 pm

My mother caught a GRE EB around noon in Ada, so it ran Tuesday-Thurs today
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Grand Elk passenger train ran to GR this morning from Kalamazoo this morning. Supposed to return tomorrow morning southbound.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:41 am

GDLK excursion south approaching Plainwell 10:40.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:02 pm

GRE went east around 1:00pm. Did not see them return, but Ann St. Yard is full of loads and empties.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 pm

The GRE yard is full. Lots of empties. The CP and Soo empty cars loaded at Farmers Co-Op Grain & Seed Association in Thief River Falls MN.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:11 pm

Somebody said that the GRE will soon be doing 5 days a week operations. Does anyone know when that will start?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:51 pm

kd_1014 wrote:Somebody said that the GRE will soon be doing 5 days a week operations. Does anyone know when that will start?

I've been told it's not going to happen. Time will tell.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 am

Maybe the needed to operate five days for one week and it gets circulated as a permanent operation :?
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kd_1014 wrote:Somebody said that the GRE will soon be doing 5 days a week operations. Does anyone know when that will start?

I've been told it's not going to happen. Time will tell.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - October 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:22 am

It was talked about, but personally I don't think there's enough business currently to warrant running 5 days a week.
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