Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Per Elkhart chat, GDLK is at Three Rivers coming south for Elkhart @ 11:03
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:00 pm

Huron & Eastern currently heading North thru Saginaw with a loaded coal train
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:29 pm

On Friday the 13th, GRE WB in GR with 18 cars, including 2 tanks. The horn still sounds like they are using the loaner power.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby dispatcher38 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:08 pm

Huron & Eastern southbound thru Saginaw towards Durand maybe? With 1 car and 4 engines
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:23 pm

MQT SB at Ann Street in GR around Noon today. 5 engines and two long cuts of boxcars from PCA I assume. I think I counted 11 then another 28 or so, plus a hoppers and tanks. I would guess at least 80 cars.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:49 pm

GDLK north out of Elkhart @16:47 with WAMX 4209, 4189 with 34 cars
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:35 pm

Lots of empty centerbeams in Hughart
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:11 pm

Anybody see what time the GRE went east today?
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Doktor No » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:20 pm

kd_1014 wrote:Anybody see what time the GRE went east today?

Saw them go westward with a lumber load at 10:40 yesterday. Didn't wander back to see them go eastward though. Prolly noonish anyway.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:42 pm

19:40 CMPY WITH 7014 AT AT MARYS TO PICK UP ONE LOAD. SOUNDS LIKE MQT IS BLOWING NORTHBOUND THROUGH THE WEST SIDE.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 9:05 with 9 CHs for King.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Plannerdad » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:57 pm

WB from Lowell around 11:00am, in GR around 12:30; 6 covered hoppers if I counted right. GRE
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:23 am

GRE --- EB Leonard at 10:25 with 12 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:37 am

About an hour ago JAIL was in Ensel yard with 2 cool cars, a tanker and 3 or 4 box cars. I lost em cuz my kids went to the bathroom but I think they were headed from Ensel to interchange with CN. They might still be in Lansing
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:08 pm

As of 15:00, MQT sitting under the I-96 bridge at Van's. MQT 3407, 3408, 3406. The 3407 was for sure leading but I'm not sure of the order of the trailing units tho. Cut of about 20-30 boxcars at the end and hoppers and tanks at the front. 35-40 car long train w/o a crew.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:06 am

kd_1014 wrote:As of 15:00, MQT sitting under the I-96 bridge at Van's. MQT 3407, 3408, 3406. The 3407 was for sure leading but I'm not sure of the order of the trailing units tho. Cut of about 20-30 boxcars at the end and hoppers and tanks at the front. 35-40 car long train w/o a crew.

They made a full turn today then, they had the 3408 last night leading SB.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:50 am

Saturnalia wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:As of 15:00, MQT sitting under the I-96 bridge at Van's. MQT 3407, 3408, 3406. The 3407 was for sure leading but I'm not sure of the order of the trailing units tho. Cut of about 20-30 boxcars at the end and hoppers and tanks at the front. 35-40 car long train w/o a crew.

They made a full turn today then, they had the 3408 last night leading SB.


Does that mean that the train will stay tied down until Monday? Can't see them making two weekend runs.
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:00 pm

GRE --- WB Leonard at 1:55 with 4 CHs
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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:26 pm

A bit too late for the northbound, but this could be relevant for the southbound return (at least power-wise, I'm guessing), so FWIW: A northbound LSRC was crossing Evans Road at Newark (between Grand Blanc and Holly) at 12:12pm.

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Re: Michigan Short Line Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:53 pm

A very long block of LPG tank cars at the end
atrainguy60 wrote:A bit too late for the northbound, but this could be relevant for the southbound return (at least power-wise, I'm guessing), so FWIW: A northbound LSRC was crossing Evans Road at Newark (between Grand Blanc and Holly) at 12:12pm.
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