Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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11:15 - JAIL SB into Jackson with 822/825 and about 20 cars. Should turn north with 825/822 and 10 or so cars.

14:08 - NB JAIL JL-1 job at Leslie with 825/822 and 10 cars

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MQT ran their Baldwin turn today from Grant to Baldwin and back again to swap blocks. BPRR 3345 will lead south from Nelson’s Farm Market Monday morning. Lots of new ties stacked in Grant and more new ties and other track components in Newaygo. There is also a long line of covered hoppers in Baldwin on the Saginaw Sub east of Astor Road crossing, mostly shortie 2 bay covered hoppers but a few larger covered hoppers as well.

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Far distance Grand Elk (?) train horns in the Wyoming, Mi area at 10pm
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NB JAIL Z646 with 825/822 toned CN DESK 10 at 09:15 - they had to wait for CN Q116 to clear up before given the signal to cross. Looked like work for CSX and CN today.

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MS Z627-03 os Grand Haven 12:30 Northbound with MMRR 2170 leading
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GRE returned a little before noon. Looked like 30 or so empties waiting to be picked up by CSX tonight.

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14:05 - HESR 702 inbound to Durand and along the CN Port Huron Wye

14:48 - HESR 701 outbound from Durand

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Distance Grand Elk train horns around Wyoming, Mi at 4:22pm. Much louder train horns at 4:26pm. Unknown direction of travel
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SB JL-1 with adbf 822/adbf 823 fresh out of the paint shops and about 2 dozen cars departed for Jackson at 21:15

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22:30 - HESR 765 job departing Durand for Owosso with five cars - 1 covered hopper for ADS and 4 for GP

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Thank you for posting about 765. If you don't mind a have a few questions: Do they perform yard work in Durand? Do they still go to Owosso three nights per week? On the nights they don't go to Owosso do they still do work in Durand Yard?
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Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:38 pm
22:30 - HESR 765 job departing Durand for Owosso with five cars - 1 covered hopper for ADS and 4 for GP
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Grand Elk 302w to Elkhart Yard at 5:07am EDT with WAMX #4125 and WAMX #4190 with 19 cars
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AARR wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:19 am
Thank you for posting about 765. If you don't mind a have a few questions: Do they perform yard work in Durand? Do they still go to Owosso three nights per week? On the nights they don't go to Owosso do they still do work in Durand Yard?
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22:30 - HESR 765 job departing Durand for Owosso with five cars - 1 covered hopper for ADS and 4 for GP
They work Durand Yard at night 5 days a week, M-F.
There's also a daytime yard job on M-F.
Still going to Owosso 3 times a week, M-W-F.
GP is a good customer.

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Thank you
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Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:31 am
AARR wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:19 am
Thank you for posting about 765. If you don't mind a have a few questions: Do they perform yard work in Durand? Do they still go to Owosso three nights per week? On the nights they don't go to Owosso do they still do work in Durand Yard?
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Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:38 pm
22:30 - HESR 765 job departing Durand for Owosso with five cars - 1 covered hopper for ADS and 4 for GP
They work Durand Yard at night 5 days a week, M-F.
There's also a daytime yard job on M-F.
Still going to Owosso 3 times a week, M-W-F.
GP is a good customer.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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MQT NB switching north of Turner at 1:00pm. 3 engines and a decent sized train maybe 40, but had to head back south so no accurate car count.

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13:08 - SB JAIL Z646 with 822/823 and 7 cars
- they set off 7 cars (6 loaded plastics and one empty coil) for CN
- left 6 at csx (Michigan packaging, americhem, rsdc)
- grabbed 5 coil cars and a scrap gon from CN, took the scrap gon to Padnos
- picked up 4 coils from csx

7 cars south by Cedar were three of the coils from CN and four from CSX.

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Grand Elk Z439 @ 10:40 westbound reported at Pleasant St with WAMX #3531 + WAMX #4009(?) trailing with ?? cars

Marquette Rail SB Z151 is currently inside Wyoming Yard with MQT 3408, MQT 2043, MQT 3406 and MQT 3413 with a string of cars.

Marquette Rail NB Z151 will have MQT 3413, MQT 3406, MQT 2043 and MQT 3408
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GRE east thru Ada at 10:53. Looked like a short train.

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Grand Elk horns heard in the distance of Wyoming, MI at 2pm
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GRE went back west by me in Ada at 12:18. Too busy to post but looked at the time. Looked like a short train again.

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