Shortline Train Location Updates - December 2022

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Shortline Train Location Updates - December 2022

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Grand Elk went by the Elkhart cam towards the Elkhart yard at 9:35am. Led by WAMX 4189 and WAMX 4209 both long hood forward with 52 cars in tow. A mix of box cars, tank cars, covered hoppers and empty regular hopper cars.

Sorry Z, I didn’t see a thread started for the Shortline location updates yet so I started one. If you want to delete this and move my comment to an official Shortline thread for December that is fine with me.

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Dowagiac Train Dude wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:43 am
Sorry Z, I didn’t see a thread started for the Shortline location updates yet so I started one. If you want to delete this and move my comment to an official Shortline thread for December that is fine with me.
I don’t think it matters on who starts the thread as long as it’s accurate. I started last months thread
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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - December 2022

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Andy24 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:33 am
Dowagiac Train Dude wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:43 am
Sorry Z, I didn’t see a thread started for the Shortline location updates yet so I started one. If you want to delete this and move my comment to an official Shortline thread for December that is fine with me.
I don’t think it matters on who starts the thread as long as it’s accurate. I started last months thread
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You are welcome Dowagiac Train Dude!

Z439-01 Hughart Runner to Wyoming Yard @ 11:56 awaiting a clear signal at Pleasant St mp 151.3 with WAMX #4190 and 37 cars. Tower and train crew both said Z439 clear as day.

Z439-01 @ 12:27 westbound slow approach Pleasant St.

Z151-01 MQT Rail @ 12:42 reported southbound, location unknown due to static.
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GDLK 303 northbound Wayland mp 81. WAMX 4125 and WAMX 4124 with 30 cars

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Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:51 pm
GDLK 303 northbound Wayland mp 81. WAMX 4125 and WAMX 4124 with 30 cars
Same consist of all covered hoppers and boxcars north through Byron Center at 3:36pm.
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Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:51 pm
GDLK 303 northbound Wayland mp 81. WAMX 4125 and WAMX 4124 with 30 cars
Same consist of all covered hoppers and boxcars north through Byron Center at 3:36pm.
GDLK northbound 36th St Wyoming with same consist at 3:55pm. I actually got them on video. Nice mix of boxcars, covered hoppers (CHs) and tankers in the middle. Almost the same set of cars Z439 brought in from Wyoming Yard last week.
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Grand Elk southbound Wyoming 54th at 5:54pm with WAMX 4124 and WAMX 4125 leading and unknown cars
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Grand elk north through Byron Center at 7:43pm, didn't see power.
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~Z~ wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:45 pm
Grand elk north through Byron Center at 7:43pm, didn't see power.
Northbound through Wyoming at 7:51pm. Can not confirm power either. I can hear their horn from 3 miles away.
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Assumed SB Grand Elk horn was heard at 9:44 pm around Wyoming Area.

9:49 pm update, SB Grand Elk horn was heard, with different tone variations.
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Andy24 wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:44 pm
Assumed SB Grand Elk horn was heard at 9:44 pm around Wyoming Area.

9:49 pm update, SB Grand Elk horn was heard, with different tone variations.
Thx for the headsup. WAMX 4009, WAMX 4002, and 16ish cars south through Byron Center at 9:54pm.
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LSRC Santa Train is running today fyi

Also, SB loaded grain train w 2 LSRC locos and one CSX loco clear Clio at 08:35. Should have an easy time clearing CN as traffic is shut down due to the bridge fire.
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CSXT -> Michigan Shore Z627-?? os Grand Haven Northbound at 08:11 with MMRR 2170 leading MMRR 2019
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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - December 2022

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Grand Elk went by the Elkhart cam towards Kalamazoo at 9:01am with WAMX 4209 and WAMX 4189 and 54 cars in tow. It was a good mix of box cars, tank cars, covered hopper cars and 4 loaded high top hopper cars.

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Z151-05 @ 9:58 inbound to Wyoming Yard with 20 cars.

Z151-05 @ 10:45 building up their outbound train at Wyoming Yard with MQT #3408 leading

Z151-05 @ 11:19 heading northbound at Market Ave MQT #3408, MQT #3406, MQT #3391 and 80 cars
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Z439-05 Hughart Runner from Wyoming Yard to Hughart Yard @ 12:50pm eastbound Sunnyside C mp CH151.63 with WAMX #4190 and 26 cars
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Grand Elk blowing at 32nd in GR. Not sure if inbound or outbound.

Edit: SB. Now blowing at 44th.

Wow, the horn is really carrying tonight. I’m near 28th and can still hear them, which I’m guessing is the 68th St crossing.

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Grand elk south through Byron Center at 5:44, wamx 4124 leading a 2nd locomotive with 20 cars.

Agreed JT. I'm indoors, and even with my hearing, I heard them blowing at 104th and then Clyde Park near landfill clearly, and can still hear the locos rumbling too. South wind today.

Wow, heard them at 6:26 while on deck cooking.. maybe getting done switching Moline .. crazy.
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Grand Elk south Wyoming 54th St at 5:39pm ish. Horn was clear as day as they journeyed southbound at 68th St. Was eating at the time when Grand Elk faint horn was heard lol
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