Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

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Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Jackson & Lansing northbound this morning at CP-MA in Lansing at 10:45am with #1751, 3 gons and 3 plate loads. Back southbound at MA at 14:12 hrs with same loco, 1 CSX boxcar and 3 gons.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby AARR » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:10 pm

The gondolas are probably for Padnos. The plates probably for Alro. The box car probably Michigan Box.
GP30M4216 wrote:Jackson & Lansing northbound this morning at CP-MA in Lansing at 10:45am with #1751, 3 gons and 3 plate loads. Back southbound at MA at 14:12 hrs with same loco, 1 CSX boxcar and 3 gons.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm

Lsrc working in their new yard north of 4 mile in grayling. Looks like no spare parking. One whole track is empty DODX flats. Units 6304/5. Also one in prime south of 4m by the stone place 1403
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:47 pm

Lsrc working around grayling today, I can hear them on the radio. 2 blue and white units south if 4 mile. I suspect that's where they're working. Engines were down there with a string of stone cars. DOD equipment in the same place as yesterday but with an unobstructed view today. 1447
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:18 am

JAIL northbound at Michigan Ave. Lansing at 09:05 with ABDF 1758 and 1751 lite units.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:10 with 18 CHs for King.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:25 pm

GRE - WB Leonard at 2:22 with 10 CHs and 1 tank.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am

JAIL nb at ma 0908
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:43 pm

As noted, JAIL at CP MA in Lansing at 0908, lite units. They came back south with 1758, 1751 an empty flatcar, and two CSX coil cars at 10:50.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Patriot » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:26 am

GRE - EB Leonard at 11:12 with 12 CHs for King
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:46 pm

LSRC business train departing Grayling for Kawkawlin now. Two hero’s including the 25th unit, generator boxcar and four varnish.
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Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:15 pm

15:14 EDT Z627 SB ENTERING THE FREMONT SUB. RN GOT THE TRACK BACK FROM TRACK SUPERVISOR. CSX MUST BE DOING TRACK WORK AROUND WAVERLY.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:57 pm

17:50 EDT GDLK NB AT 76TH ST IN BYRON CENTER. DID NOT SEE POWER.
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Unread postby Plannerdad » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 pm

GRE returned WB across the Grand River in GR around 2:45 with ~15 hoppers from King. There was another block of 15 or so in the yard lined up for the next EB to Lowell.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:37 am

Looks to be about a truckload of new ties at King in Lowell.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:05 pm

In Quincy on the sungro siding I see there's a light purple and white engine parked. It's not something I've seen around here before. It looked like docx reporting marks #2000. Maybe a bad order or something 1805
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby Plannerdad » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Several truck loads of ties along Grand River S.O. Lowell as well.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 pm

KC8RBK wrote:In Quincy on the sungro siding I see there's a light purple and white engine parked. It's not something I've seen around here before. It looked like docx reporting marks #2000. Maybe a bad order or something 1805

DOTX (Department of Transportation) GP40-3 #2000. It's been on the Indiana Northeastern for at least 10 years now. INER has some kind of an agreement that they can use it while the DOT collects test data from it.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:04 pm

SD80MAC wrote:
KC8RBK wrote:In Quincy on the sungro siding I see there's a light purple and white engine parked. It's not something I've seen around here before. It looked like docx reporting marks #2000. Maybe a bad order or something 1805

DOTX (Department of Transportation) GP40-3 #2000. It's been on the Indiana Northeastern for at least 10 years now. INER has some kind of an agreement that they can use it while the DOT collects test data from it.


Thanks for the info. I saw the correct reporting mark this afternoon when I walked up to it for a couple pics since I have access to the sungro facility. I see INE there several times a month, I'm surprised I haven't seen the unit before. Do you have any idea of its heritage? You dont see many purple engines around.
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Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-August

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 am

It's originally a Rio Grande GP40. Supposedly it's going to be repainted into INER black and yellow soon, albeit without INER lettering.
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