Shortline Updates May, 2021

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There are around 9 or 10 hoppers in Lowell one looks like a higher capacity hopper. Kind of light traffic this week.

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GDLK should be northbound. Heard them switching Otsego after 2:00, but missed them when they left Plainwell.
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LSRC Z388 is southbound through Saginaw Yard currently

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Z627-16 os Grand Haven MMRR 2170 leading; MMRR 2019 trail? Southbound 23:21


I guess I'll add this also...

MS Highrail with trailer in Tow have been moving between CGC 34.5 and North Yard... Not sure what they are doing exactly
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JAIL getting ready to head for lots of work in Lansing this morning. 8 coils for RSDC, 1 flat of metal bars, and 2 boxcars for the CN interchange. Departing at 8am.

1760/1758 is the power w 1760 on the lead NBD out of Mason.

Flat car most likely going to the old Harris Rebar aka Ambassador Steel.

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Z627-17? (Extra?) os Ferrysburg 16:20 Unsure of leader, *Moter 3/4 Centerbeams, Motor) Northbound
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Mon May 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Z627-17? (Extra?) os Ferrysburg 16:20 Unsure of leader, *Moter 3/4 Centerbeams, Motor) Northbound
They are setting out bundles of new ties today for summer placement on their mainline. There are about a dozen bathtub hoppers of the mind MQT has been using for ballasting in a pickup at Waverly Yard, wouldn’t surprise me if ballasting is also in the works on some portion of the Michigan Shore this summer. Good to see the investment! 👍

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:47 pm
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Mon May 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Z627-17? (Extra?) os Ferrysburg 16:20 Unsure of leader, *Moter 3/4 Centerbeams, Motor) Northbound
They are setting out bundles of new ties today for summer placement on their mainline. There are about a dozen bathtub hoppers of the mind MQT has been using for ballasting in a pickup at Waverly Yard, wouldn’t surprise me if ballasting is also in the works on some portion of the Michigan Shore this summer. Good to see the investment! 👍
Very interesting... wonder if they are actually gonna be doing anything more though... they still have stick rail waiting to be replaced... that's been sitting for years now lol
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Z627-17(18) os GH Southbound MMRR 2170 in the lead: Unsure about 2019's status... 00:59
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Talk wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 7:14 pm
GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:47 pm
Talk wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Z627-17? (Extra?) os Ferrysburg 16:20 Unsure of leader, *Moter 3/4 Centerbeams, Motor) Northbound
They are setting out bundles of new ties today for summer placement on their mainline. There are about a dozen bathtub hoppers of the mind MQT has been using for ballasting in a pickup at Waverly Yard, wouldn’t surprise me if ballasting is also in the works on some portion of the Michigan Shore this summer. Good to see the investment! 👍
Very interesting... wonder if they are actually gonna be doing anything more though... they still have stick rail waiting to be replaced... that's been sitting for years now lol
Where is the stick rail at? Most likely, it's there for spot replacement purposes, and any major production rehab would be CWR.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 6:37 am
Talk wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 7:14 pm
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Mon May 17, 2021 6:47 pm


They are setting out bundles of new ties today for summer placement on their mainline. There are about a dozen bathtub hoppers of the mind MQT has been using for ballasting in a pickup at Waverly Yard, wouldn’t surprise me if ballasting is also in the works on some portion of the Michigan Shore this summer. Good to see the investment! 👍
Very interesting... wonder if they are actually gonna be doing anything more though... they still have stick rail waiting to be replaced... that's been sitting for years now lol
Where is the stick rail at? Most likely, it's there for spot replacement purposes, and any major production rehab would be CWR.
North of Jackson Street in Grand Haven is first to come to mind
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Grand Elk currently southbound out of GR and blowing at 44th Street.

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Around 15 hoppers tonight in Lowell, not sure if GRE brought them yesterday, today or both.

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Z627-18(19) os GH Southbound MMRR 2019 leading MMRR 2170 trailing 00:25
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Southbound LSRC Z127 approaching N. Grand Blanc

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Sounds like NB Grand Elk near 92nd. Hear it. Can’t see it!

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Z627-19 os GH MMRR 2170 leading solo Southbound 23:10
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Signal maintainer working on the LIRR today.

Also, off of FB...ADBF 1758/1760 are SB, power light, at the Barnes Rd. Crossing south of Mason. Could this mean a daytime Jackson run?

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Thu May 20, 2021 10:52 am
Signal maintainer working on the LIRR today.

Also, off of FB...ADBF 1758/1760 are SB, power light, at the Barnes Rd. Crossing south of Mason. Could this mean a daytime Jackson run?
The units are between Covert and Eden roads. It looks like they are using them to aid in some trackwork.

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