Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Mon Jun 10, 2024 2:47 pm
Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 2:45pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, WAMX 4124, and 20 cars. Mostly tank cars, boxcars, and one empty centerbeam.
Grand Elk south through Wyoming, Mi at 5:20pm. Clear and crisp horns heard. Assuming WAMX #4124 leading
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Thank you. It's impressive that you know all this stuff. 8)
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Did you count the number of cars?
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IORY heading back from Flat Rock through Maybee at 5:35pm.
33 cars
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Grand elk south through Byron Center at 5:34pm. Wamx 4206, believe 4209 and then 4189 with about 38 cars. 4124 appears to have been left in GR.
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AARR wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:32 pm
Thank you. It's impressive that you know all this stuff. 8)
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Did you count the number of cars?
33 cars
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Grand elk north through Byron Center at 7:32am. Wamx 4189, a 2nd loco and 38ish cars.
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Grand Elk back south through Byron Center at 10:55am. WAMX 4209, WAMX 4189, and 6 covered hoppers.
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Grand elk north through Byron Center at 7:32am. Wamx 4189, a 2nd loco and 38ish cars.
Wow, I could have waited for this train before heading into work. I went by 44th St crossing at 7:35am ish.
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GRE east thru Ada at 12:45. Massive train, wondering if they doubled up the hill out of GR.

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13:38 - JAIL toned desk 10 asking for the light south at CP Cedar. Desk 10 has one, EB M396 to run thru, before sending JAIL SB.

14:27 - JAIL SB at Aurelius Road with 822/823
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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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14:17 - HESR 702 inbound to Durand - GEXR 3393/HESR 3484

15:40 - HESR 701 outbound of Durand, shoving back on the Port Huron Wye

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Does 702/701 do any of their own yard work (other than setting out and picking up)?
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14:17 - HESR 702 inbound to Durand - GEXR 3393/HESR 3484

15:40 - HESR 701 outbound of Durand, shoving back on the Port Huron Wye
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Does 702/701 do any of their own yard work (other than setting out and picking up)?
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14:17 - HESR 702 inbound to Durand - GEXR 3393/HESR 3484

15:40 - HESR 701 outbound of Durand, shoving back on the Port Huron Wye
nope. that's the job of the daytime and nighttime yard jobs

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WB CF&E clear Warsaw with Dash 8 #4035 leading a patched sister. Long freight, racks up front and mixed in the rear.
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HESR 703 to Dow tonight had HESR 3866 in RailAmerica scheme (not for long!) and 7 cars.

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 1:47pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, and 32 cars.
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Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:49 pm
Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 1:47pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, and 32 cars.
Grand Elk south 28th St Wyoming/Grand Rapids border with WAMX 4209 and WAMX 4189 with 13 cars at 3:54pm. Saw the train from the US 131 highway

Grand Elk south at 54th St Wyoming, Mi at 4:24pm (visual video of the train)
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Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:03 pm
Grand Elk south 28th St Wyoming/Grand Rapids border with WAMX 4209 and WAMX 4189 with 13 cars at 3:54pm. Saw the train from the US 131 highway

Grand Elk south at 54th St Wyoming, Mi at 4:24pm (visual video of the train)
Roger that, south with the listed consist at 4:35pm through Byron Center. Boxcars, tankcars, and covered hoppers. This morning, MOW crew out working with a brush cutter, loping off all the branches near the tracks, interesting to watch them clear the ROW.
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~Z~ wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:36 pm
Andy24 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:03 pm
Grand Elk south 28th St Wyoming/Grand Rapids border with WAMX 4209 and WAMX 4189 with 13 cars at 3:54pm. Saw the train from the US 131 highway

Grand Elk south at 54th St Wyoming, Mi at 4:24pm (visual video of the train)
Roger that, south with the listed consist at 4:35pm through Byron Center. Boxcars, tankcars, and covered hoppers. This morning, MOW crew out working with a brush cutter, loping off all the branches near the tracks, interesting to watch them clear the ROW.
Good to see that, there are several places where the ROW is overgrown.
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Grand Elk NB horns heard in the distance around Wyoming, Mi at 12:23pm.
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Grand Elk NB horns heard in the distance around Wyoming, Mi at 12:23pm.
Grand Elk SB horns heard in the distance around Wyoming, Mi at 2:39pm
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