Michigan Short Line Updates - September 2019

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GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:20 with 17 CHs
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In Standish On LSRC looks like 6-8 plastic pellet cars at the transload and a block of cars for grain loading
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There are two tank cars at the oil business in Gaylord
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A bit late, but Grand Elk was south at 54th St in Grand Rapids at 9:30pm last night. Bit earlier than normal it seemed.
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GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:30 with six non-King CHs

GRE --- EB Leonard at 2:35 with 17 CHs for King
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Patriot wrote:GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:30 with six non-King CHs

GRE --- EB Leonard at 2:35 with 17 CHs for King
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GRE - WB Leonard at 10:20 with 10 CHs from King. Didn't see them head east this morning, so perhaps the power spent the night in Lowell??
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GRE - EB Leonard at 11:50 with 13 CHs for King
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GRE spent the night in Lowell Thursday and is there again tonight, south of town with a line of hoppers on a different track. Also 2 tracks full of hoppers by King and looks like several more at Ann Street yet.

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2 loaded centerbeams spotted at lumber company on Coopersville and Marne at Fruitridge road in Walker.
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There's another one outside the gate and one at St Mary's on Pannell Road.

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2 empty centerbeams at the GRE interchange track
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09:40 JAIL NB at MA in Lansing with two coils to set off for CSXT. They have ADBF 1751 for power, first time I’ve seen it since late July.

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GRE is still parked south of Lowell. Probably a long WB tomorrow.

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My so saw the GRE go west today around lunch time, then east with a couple cars for AMWAY. In Lowell, it looks like there are 3 or 4 concrete ties on the ground near King. Possibly for high-speed rail to Greenville??

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Its for a new line to Lowell International Airport. Lengthening the runways for SWA 737's. Jetlinks new home airport.
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Plannerdad wrote:In Lowell, it looks like there are 3 or 4 concrete ties on the ground near King. Possibly for high-speed rail to Greenville??
You sure those weren't parking blocks :P

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Actually, I am not sure what they are. They looked a little too large for ties, unless they are going under multiple tracks and/or switches.

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I debated checking out King this afternoon on my way to Whites Bridge but didn't. The contractor moved in yesterday to begin the construction of the new timber covered bridge.

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Grand elk south at 44th St in Grand rapids, 11:25pk.
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