Shortline Train Location Update - July 2022

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Shortline Train Location Update - July 2022

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HESR 702 arrives in Durand at 14:49 and shoved back into the yard. Large cut of ZFS covered hoppers on the head end.

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Re: Shortline Train Location Update - July 2022

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MQT Z151 is tied down in Newaygo for the weekend, with the power idling near the the River Street crossing and a looooong train stretched out over the river and through the wood well to the east of M-37. Sd40-2 leader, a yellow geep, and at least one other SD for power. There was also a cut of OCCX and tankcars in Grant, not sure if there was any power with it.

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:34 am
MQT Z151 is tied down in Newaygo for the weekend, with the power idling near the the River Street crossing and a looooong train stretched out over the river and through the wood well to the east of M-37. Sd40-2 leader, a yellow geep, and at least one other SD for power. There was also a cut of OCCX and tankcars in Grant, not sure if there was any power with it.
Was there a load of CSX Grain cars associated with MQT Z151?

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Probably not, the outbound grain left yesterday on CSX

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it appears two different jobs are in the yard in bad axe currently for hesr.
One of the rail america units and the black 3037 are tied up to a short 3-5 car train on one of the sidings in the yard, probably the croswell job for Tuesday they have been running Tuesday/Thursday the past couple weeks with this power.
There are also two of the orange g&w units parked on the main next to the old engine house with a couple covered hoppers and another 25 or so on the other long siding. I'm assuming this was a extra just for these hoppers maybe for the elevator in Ruth or kinde?
This is the first time in a long time I remember having more then 2 locos sitting in the yard in town here, nice to see more then a couple cars sitting around too at any given time

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Thank you for the HESR Bad Axe post. It is nice to get reports about what is going on in that area.
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it appears two different jobs are in the yard in bad axe currently for hesr.
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I suspect MQT Z151 will bring in a huge train into Wyoming Yard on the fourth. They did the same thing on Memorial day. Hope someone can confirm this possibility.

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dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:05 pm
I suspect MQT Z151 will bring in a huge train into Wyoming Yard on the fourth. They did the same thing on Memorial day. Hope someone can confirm this possibility.
I scouted things out a bit more on my return trip south along the MQT today. No, there are no grain trains at the Newaygo MAC or included in any part of the lengthy southbound currently parked in Newaygo. Grant siding is full of all sorts of cars, boxcars, tanks, hoppers, and a couple gons. Not sure if these are to go north or south. There’s even a small cut of cars on the east wye in Baldwin.

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GRE working Ada currently EB

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HESR currently working Durand

3:17pm - Looks like GLC is also working Durand

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 10:40pm. Three locos with WAMX 3607 as third out. Dunno car count.
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JAIL worked Lansing during the day yesterday. Long cut of mostly boxcars picked up from CSX and CN for Michigan Packaging. 1760/821 were the power. It seems that the coil traffic has (a) slowed due to model changeover and (b) primarily switched back to NS.

LSRC Z490 departed Saginaw for Bay City at 12:50 with CSX units for power.

LSRC was reported to be SB thru Holly at 13:22 with LSRC SD50 6351 leading LSRC SD70M 6431 on a unit grain train. Is this the first time that the first two SD70Ms have been split up?

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Grand Elk North through Byron Center at 5:30ishpm. Two locos and what looks like 5 boxcars.

Back south at 7:37pm. Wamx 4124, wamx 4125 and 28 cars. Mostly boxcars and some tank cars.
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LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:27 pm
It seems that the coil traffic has (a) slowed due to model changeover and (b) primarily switched back to NS.
The entire auto industry is down for summer break this week and next.

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Chip wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:52 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:27 pm
It seems that the coil traffic has (a) slowed due to model changeover and (b) primarily switched back to NS.
The entire auto industry is down for summer break this week and next.
Yes

The coils have switched back to NS because the supplier switched and the new supplier isn’t on CSX.

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Detroit Connecting RR leaving CN Interchange with 2 tanks, 3 gons.

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Re: Shortline Train Location Update - July 2022

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HESR 702 job inbound to Durand just before 13:00 with a cut of Parrish & Heimbecker covered hoppers for CN as well as other mixed freight

13:00 - ADBF 1752 was WB thru Grosvenor Hwy on their way back to Adrian with ADBF 1452 the old Amtrak boxcar in tow.
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Lansing East local currently building their train at Ensel. ADM and other covered hoppers and tankcars so far. CSXT 8199 and 4228 for power. It looks like JAIL pulled that line of storage cars off their pass track and no interchange cars are present at this time, either.
The cars were moved to Saginaw Yard for some tie-work on the track. Day crew today is running in Detroit.

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15:01 - HESR 701 job backs onto the PH Wye in Durand for headroom to depart. Another cut of Parrish & Heimbecker covered hoppers for Auburn on the tail end along with other misc cars.

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Grand elk North through Byron Center at 7:50pm. Wamx 4189 and wamx 4225 with 30 cars .

Back south around 10pm.
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Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:53 pm
Grand elk North through Byron Center at 7:50pm. Wamx 4189 and wamx 4225 with 30 cars .
I believe Grand Elk horn was heard on north side of Bryon Center/Wyoming. I’m located in Wyoming area.

At 8:19pm, saw the 54th St crossing activate but no signs of a train
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