Shortline Train Location Updates - March 2021

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Sounds like that HESR grain empty they picked up from CN the other day went to The MAC elevator in Marlette. Power cut off and left cars.

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Per a relay of Mike Spencer to cnw8835 to JT to me, Grand Elk was working Bay Valley Foods in Wayland on their northbound run approx 3:50pm with WAMX 4206, WAMX 4124, and newly painted WAMX 4189. Appears we're down to just one Wisconsin and Southern painted loco on Grand Elk.

North through Byron Center at 4:35pm with above power and 21 cars.

South through Byron Center at 6:55pm as JT mentioned power, wifey and I watching during kiddos conferences :)
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Grand Elk heading south. 4124, 4206, 4009 and 8 cars (3 tanks, 5 CHs). Crossing 44th now.

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Grand Elk made a stop in Moline to pick up 6 or 7 cars from Nutrien.

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Just heard the MSRR at 9:35 A.M. by the high school. Sounds like maybe the 2025 or 2019 is leading due to the horn. Going southbound, not sure of the consist.
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2025 is dead and drained, so it would definitely be 2019.
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Z627 os GH southbound 2019 leading 2170 9:36; Hello from Bio!
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MMRR 2019, 2170 south at Riley St. Holland 10:40 AM.

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HESR 3390/3867/3866/2028 are yarding Train 800 (the full grain train from MAC in Marlette) in Durand now. It was thru Flushing around 10:30.

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Z62717 Northbound Grand Haven 14:35; Leader Unknown
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 5:35pm. WAMX 4206, WAMX 4124, and WAMX 4002 with 43 cars. Lots of boxcars.

Back south at 7:59pm. WAMX 4189 leading WAMX 4124 and WAMX 4206 with 15 cars. Left most of the boxcars in GR.
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GDLK 303 south 36th street @19:45ish with WAMX 4189 leading 4125, 4206
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 3:23pm. WAMX 4206, WAMX 4124 and 17 cars. One centerbeam in the consist likely for L&W supply on the Hastings branch.

Back south at 5:48 with 4124 and 4206 with 15 cars in some good sunlight. Heard the horn miles away with this strong north wind.
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About 15 cars in Lowell tonight, mostly CP/SOO. Another line of hoppers south of town on the old GTW.

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Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:24 pm
Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 3:23pm. WAMX 4206, WAMX 4124 and 17 cars. One centerbeam in the consist likely for L&W supply on the Hastings branch.

Back south at 5:48 with 4124 and 4206 with 15 cars in some good sunlight. Heard the horn miles away with this strong north wind.
Must be they are working Otsego on the way south tonight. There was nothing waiting when i came through at 5:15, but I heard the horn an hour or more ago, and the EOT says they haven't left Plainwell yet.
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Z62719 os GH southbound MMRR 2170 leading, MMRR 2019 trail? 10:05
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MMRR 2170, 2019 south at Riley St. Holland 11:05 AM.

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Z62719 os GH Northbound MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019 13:53
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 5:29pm. WAMX 4206 solo with 15 cars. Headend about 8 tank cars.
Back south at 9:03pm with what looked like 4206 LHF and 15 cars.
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Ann Arbor RS102 clear Cone RD SB 4049 and 4215 @9:22

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