MI Shortline Updates March 2017

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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Plannerdad » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:07 pm

GRE WB in GR around noon. Looked like 20-30 empties, mostly hoppers and 2 tanks. Missed them EB, but Lowell is full again and it looks like there are 4 or 5 higher capacity hoppers that have been there for a week or so being unloaded. Track work most of the week on the interchange track at Fuller Yard/Ann St.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Doktor No » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:30 pm

The bridge at Fuller over Indian Mill creek was out of service for some time. Twas an argument who owned the repairs and cars piled up in Wyoming. Unit grain train to GRE anyone?
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:09 am

Doktor No wrote:The bridge at Fuller over Indian Mill creek was out of service for some time. Twas an argument who owned the repairs and cars piled up in Wyoming. Unit grain train to GRE anyone?

Supposedly Y297 has brought GRE about 7000 tons worth of grain the last couple of nights combined.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:33 am

Out of service 13 days
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:06 am

At 10:05am CN ATCS indicated a northbound JAIL train crossing the Flint Sub in Lansing.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:51 am

GRE on duty now. Have a good string to take east today.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:31 pm

GRE --- was EB over Leonard at around 11:30 with a string of CHs, came back at 2:25 with 6 CHs.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:22 pm

Grand Elk North at 44th Street in Grand Rapids 5:22 p.m.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:13 am

GRE did a rare Saturday run this morning, through Ada eastbound around 7 am and back west before 8:30.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:07 pm

SD80MAC wrote:GRE did a rare Saturday run this morning, through Ada eastbound around 7 am and back west before 8:30.


Wow... when was the last time they ran on a weekend?
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 am

GRE eastbound at Ada 07:50.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:05 am

GRE --- WB Leonard at 11:00 with 12 CHs.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Tankcar123 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:57 pm

GDLK 303 northbound-Wayland. 4206 and 4124 w/28 cars
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby MQT1223 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:57 pm

GDLK 303 NB approaching 36th st.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:01 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:58 with 14 CHs and 2 tanks
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:53 pm

1410 GRE asking 1W 1E at fuller.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:53 pm

amtrak1007 wrote:1410 GRE asking 1E 1W at fuller.

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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Not much of a location update now, but Michigan Shore was Northbound through west Olive Shortly after 2:30pm

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15 hoppers
10 tanks (scattered throughout the consist)

25 total

I overheard Dispatch instruct them to stop short of Port Sheldon for a vehicle accident blocking the tracks. It didn't take long to clean up; they got the all clear after only a few minutes.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:28 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 8:25 with 16 CHs for King.
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Re: MI Shortline Updates March 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:53 am

Patriot wrote:GRE --- EB Leonard at 8:25 with 16 CHs for King.

At Alta Dale in Ada now.
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