Michigan Short Line Updates - August 2019

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kd_1014 wrote:Anyone know if the GRE will operate tomorrow?
Can anyone confirm if they ran today?

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Alma crew worked GR today. Alma crew is working out of Alma tomorrow. Short day with the engine in Paines to start it all off.

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kd_1014 wrote:Anyone know if the GRE will operate tomorrow?
Can anyone confirm if they ran today?
Visual conf. by a family member who saw it in Ada. Should run tomorrow and Friday.
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kd_1014 wrote:Visual conf. by a family member who saw it in Ada. Should run tomorrow and Friday.
HESR3868 wrote:Alma crew worked GR today. Alma crew is working out of Alma tomorrow. Short day with the engine in Paines to start it all off.
Thank you both! I will try to catch them on Friday.

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kd_1014 wrote:Visual conf. by a family member who saw it in Ada. Should run tomorrow and Friday.
HESR3868 wrote:Alma crew worked GR today. Alma crew is working out of Alma tomorrow. Short day with the engine in Paines to start it all off.
Thank you both! I will try to catch them on Friday.
No problem, Muskegon crew most likely will work tomorrow, having an earlier Ann St. on-duty time. Not sure what crew will work Friday.
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Still doing track work in Lowell today by King.

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Grand elk went north into Grand rapids about 7:15pm. Crew with WAMX 4125 switching under Hall St in GR currently.
At 10:40pm, Grand Elk was south at 36th St in Grand Rapids.
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kd_1014 wrote:
NS3322 wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:Visual conf. by a family member who saw it in Ada. Should run tomorrow and Friday.
HESR3868 wrote:Alma crew worked GR today. Alma crew is working out of Alma tomorrow. Short day with the engine in Paines to start it all off.
Thank you both! I will try to catch them on Friday.
No problem, Muskegon crew most likely will work tomorrow, having an earlier Ann St. on-duty time. Not sure what crew will work Friday.
Nope, Alma crew is in GR tomorrow. Also, there's not a set schedule for the GRE, it should be ran Mon, Wed, Fri, but it depends on the cars and what is going on in Muskegon and over here in Alma. For example, last week GR was ran Tues, Thurs. This week however, it's a Mon, Wed, Fri.

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3 MMRR and MQT trucks at Ann Street. 5 crew members are looking at the 2104, they have headlamps and everything. Engine house garage door is open, but the 2104 isn't moving or started yet. Not sure what's going on.
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2104 pulled out of the engine shop but is still not yet switching. It has been like this for over an hour now.
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A 5th truck just pulled into the GRE driveway. Anyone know what's going on?
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Sounds like they might just be working on 2104.
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Great, I'll have to hear all about this whole situation tonight! :lol:

For those wondering, they were just finishing up with the 92 day inspections.

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That's why he was so late today going thru Ada?

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Most likely

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HESR3868 wrote:Nope, Alma crew is in GR tomorrow. Also, there's not a set schedule for the GRE, it should be ran Mon, Wed, Fri, but it depends on the cars and what is going on in Muskegon and over here in Alma. For example, last week GR was ran Tues, Thurs. This week however, it's a Mon, Wed, Fri.
What time should I expect GRE in Lowell on Friday? 9-11ish?

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LS&I 11 Yard/Hill is arriving to Eagle Mills, 61 in tow. Crew will fill out a train and depart to MQT.

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HESR3868 wrote:
Nope, Alma crew is in GR tomorrow. Also, there's not a set schedule for the GRE, it should be ran Mon, Wed, Fri, but it depends on the cars and what is going on in Muskegon and over here in Alma. For example, last week GR was ran Tues, Thurs. This week however, it's a Mon, Wed, Fri.
I like your thinking on how the GR should be ran! I think the old man from Alma would agree also.. hahahah :D

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NS3322 wrote:
HESR3868 wrote:Nope, Alma crew is in GR tomorrow. Also, there's not a set schedule for the GRE, it should be ran Mon, Wed, Fri, but it depends on the cars and what is going on in Muskegon and over here in Alma. For example, last week GR was ran Tues, Thurs. This week however, it's a Mon, Wed, Fri.
What time should I expect GRE in Lowell on Friday? 9-11ish?
I don't get to that side of the state much so I unfortunately can't help you out on that one.
i995impalass wrote: I like your thinking on how the GR should be ran! I think the old man from Alma would agree also.. hahahah :D
I guess I'm getting a little bit of old head senses in me, kinda like spidey senses but better. I still sure do have a lot to learn in the field though. Every little bit that old grumpy guy teaches me, the better! :lol:

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NS3322 wrote:
HESR3868 wrote:Nope, Alma crew is in GR tomorrow. Also, there's not a set schedule for the GRE, it should be ran Mon, Wed, Fri, but it depends on the cars and what is going on in Muskegon and over here in Alma. For example, last week GR was ran Tues, Thurs. This week however, it's a Mon, Wed, Fri.
What time should I expect GRE in Lowell on Friday? 9-11ish?
Yeah, 10-11ish. I'll be at Ann Street and I'll give updates of when they are departing and stuff.
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