Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

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Shortline Train Location Updates - April 2021

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LSRC Z127 is ready to depart Flint southbound. They're waiting for a coal train to clear Flint. Not sure where the coal train is.

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Northbound Z388 cleared Holly a few minutes ago. Z127 should head south after they clear Flint

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HESR 3414/HESR 3390 NBD outta Durand at 2:23 PM.

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 6:03pm. WAMX 4206, WAMX 4189, WAMX 3531 and about 50 cars.

Back south at 11:11pm with WAMX 4189, WAMX 4206, and 8 cars. Honking the horn at something past the crossing, maybe deer or people on the tracks.
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MMRR 2019, 2170 south at Riley St. Holland 11:08 AM.

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An empty coal train was sitting in Flint as of 11:00, waiting for a new crew. Not sure if it's gone south yet.

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Z627-02 clear West Leg Westbound 12:33 MMRR 2019 lead MMRR 2170. Long Train, Centerbeam in consist. Departure Waverly 12:37 Northbound
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GDLK should have been NB from Plainwell about half an hour ago. Heard it but didn't see it.
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Jim_c wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:00 pm
GDLK should have been NB from Plainwell about half an hour ago. Heard it but didn't see it.
Well, wherever it is, it hasn't been north through Byron Center as of 11:57pm.
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LSRC Z127 south at Grand Blanc at 13:05

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GTWChris wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:11 pm
LSRC Z127 south at Grand Blanc at 13:05
Through Holly right about 1330. 6355 & 6352 for power. Long train with a large cut of autoracks right behind the power.
Y117 came north from Wixom after 127 got there. Grain train for the MMRR at Paines. CSX 5363 & 363 for power. Through Holly about 1600.

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Just a few notes from today's bike ride from Byron Center to northern Muskegon -
didn't see any cars at C&M's Standard Lumber off Fruitridge in Walker.
4 tank cars at BASF near their fence where their spur comes off the Michigan Shore line.
HESR 2025 tied onto a cut of sand cars in the North Yard in Muskegon, while MMRR 2170 and MMRR 2019 were both running and idling unattached to cars.
North yard was pretty full of sand hoppers, soil gondolas, and tank cars.
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JAIL just crossed the CN heading south @1235, according to ATCS
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HESR arriving Durand at 1441 with 82 cars.

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Z627-05 waiting at West Olive, 2170 leading 2019 and like 10 cars, all ash; Southbound
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Z627-05 working Waverly 15:20 2170 leading 2019
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 4:22pm. WAMX 4209, WAMX 4225 and 12 cars. Pretty short for not having ran on Friday.

Went north about 7:45pm with same power an about 50 cars.
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JAIL south from Mason at 23:35

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Just heard GRE arrive in Lowell. Since there were no cars in town last night, it will be easy to see what they leave.

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