Shortline Train Location Updates - January 2022

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SB LSRC mixed freight through Novi at 12:51

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Detroit Connecting RR running to CN Interchange. 4 Scrap Gons, 4 Tanks.

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Based on radio traffic, and knowing that they just finished in Otsego, it sounds like GDLK is preparing to go head out from Plainwell. I presume they'll be going north.
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Jim_c wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:17 pm
Based on radio traffic, and knowing that they just finished in Otsego, it sounds like GDLK is preparing to go head out from Plainwell. I presume they'll be going north.
They were through Shelbyville at 5:47pm.

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Gdlk never made it as far north as Byron Center though, so unless they ran around their train in Wayland and went back south, they should still be out there dead and awaiting a recrew.
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Seen on FB, King Milling has shipped the first cars of flour from Lowell to Pringles in TN this week. Supposed to be just a few cars at a time initially. Using ACFX pneumatic cars. CSX lost one of the inbound empties LOL

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Neat-o RDD. Probably going to the Kellogg's plant in Jackson TN. I've talked to some of the employees there quite a few times over the years.
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~Z~ wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:50 am
Gdlk never made it as far north as Byron Center though, so unless they ran around their train in Wayland and went back south, they should still be out there dead and awaiting a recrew.
There are still cars on the Otsego branch so I doubt they went back south.
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JAIL is clear across CN at Cedar and has permission from CSX as Z646 to go to Ensel.

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Michigan Shore south at Riley St. Holland 10:46 AM.

Heading back north 12:08 PM.
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LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:25 am
JAIL is clear across CN at Cedar and has permission from CSX as Z646 to go to Ensel.
JAIL with all 51 cars they picked up from Ensel and two locos is sitting with lost of their train in Ensel Yard and the power about 25 yards from MLK/N Grand River right now.

They are running short hood forward today. 1758/1751

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JAIL w 1758/1751 now entering the Old Hollow Yard interchange with CN to pick up some scrap gons for Padnos on Willow.

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 3:19pm. WAMX 4125, WAMX 4124 and 20 cars. Full train seen here, just for AARR:
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Nice low angle, ~Z~.

Anyone know where the 3 NS hoppers go to?
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 3:19pm. WAMX 4125, WAMX 4124 and 20 cars. Full train seen here, just for AARR:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YONCLkrOFPg
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Dunno where those 3 hoppers went.

Grand elk back south at 7:40pm, two locos and approx 47 cars.
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Pretty sure the 3 NS hoppers are for crushed glass loadng in Hughart.

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Didn’t see the GRE EB, but the WB returned to GR around noon with 6 empties from Lowell. Lowell has a lot of cars, but too dark to count.

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Jail is NB at CP Cedar at 8:56 today.

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