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Saw some MOW equipment in Grandville near Buck Creek at around 11am today.

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The MOW crew is staging from Grandville for now. Numerous crossing are also being replaced between Grandville and Hudsonville. Not sure if Hudsonville siding gets a make-over. They were also working on the switches at MP 6 in Grandville again.

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dave989 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:25 pm
Today I see new ties along the main line starting at MP 6 westward past Wilson thru Grandville. Must be tie replacement and resurfacing coming. Hope someone knows when this will take place.
All of the machinery arrived last week and is in Wyoming Yard, so I would imagine any day now.
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There are ties north of the passing siding and south of the main in Hudsenville. And both had ties with green marking for replacement

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Talked to the guys in charge and they told me Hudsonville siding will be getting rehabbed. The crossings in Grandville have been completed and even the runaround track got tie replacement and resurfaced. Looks like they are done in Grandville and are working around Hudsonville Friday.

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Looks like the tie gang itself isn’t working today. Crew at 12th Ave working on the crossing and a contractor is picking up the old ties in Jenison. But all of the other machines are tied up at Hudsonville with nobody around.
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Went over the repaired crossing on Cottonwood in Jenison. Could've sworn my car said thank you!

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Is Hudsonville Siding CWR or still jointed rail?
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kd_1014 wrote:
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Is Hudsonville Siding CWR or still jointed rail?
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Hudsonville and Waverly are the only sidings on the GR Sub that are good for 30, FWIW.
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Hudsonville and Waverly are the only sidings on the GR Sub that are good for 30, FWIW.
Isn't New Buffalo also good for 30? Or just 20? It's also CWR.
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Saturnalia wrote:
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SD80MAC wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:21 am
Hudsonville and Waverly are the only sidings on the GR Sub that are good for 30, FWIW.
Isn't New Buffalo also good for 30? Or just 20? It's also CWR.
New Buffalo is 10, the last 2000' or so on the east end is still jointed rail.
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Heard the local section crew talking on the radio while doing some tamping in the Stevensville area today. They were skipping several areas “because we might as well do them when they do the crossings.” Sounded like several crossings will be replaced.

Maiden Lane was the only one they mentioned by name, which is a good thing. Earlier this week, Lincoln Charter Township put the CSX complaint link and the crossing ID numbers for Maiden Lane, Glenlord Road, and Marquette Woods Road on Facebook so the citizenry could complain directly.

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TSS wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Heard the local section crew talking on the radio while doing some tamping in the Stevensville area today. They were skipping several areas “because we might as well do them when they do the crossings.” Sounded like several crossings will be replaced.

Maiden Lane was the only one they mentioned by name, which is a good thing. Earlier this week, Lincoln Charter Township put the CSX complaint link and the crossing ID numbers for Maiden Lane, Glenlord Road, and Marquette Woods Road on Facebook so the citizenry could complain directly.
Lol is there a CN one because we’ve got a couple of awful crossings on major roads in Lansing

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MOfW crew was working in Zeeland this evening around 6:30 with various equipment on the Main. Zeeland Lumber has two centerbeams for pickup. Elm Street crossing closed for rebuild, hopefully they do both the main and the MJ lead, too.

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Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:55 pm
SD80MAC wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:21 am
Hudsonville and Waverly are the only sidings on the GR Sub that are good for 30, FWIW.
Isn't New Buffalo also good for 30? Or just 20? It's also CWR.
New bufflo has some joint that they need to welded, and gross has had haft of the rail replaced with old main line rail. Both projects are on going. When they will be completed nobody knows.

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The empty train of flats for the MOW that was working in the Holland area is not at Wyoming Yard. Looking for a progress report from someone to see if they are still in the Holland area.

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hi dave
702 brought the tie gang equipment flats to waverly last night.
700 could have taken them to east saugatuck later on last night
for loading?
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How far west (south?) did they drop ties?
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kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:41 pm
How far west (south?) did they drop ties?
As far as East Saugatuck

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