Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:39 pm
Grand Elk SB horns heard in the distance around Wyoming, Mi at 2:39pm
Grand Elk south through Byron Center at 2:48pm. WAMX 4206 solo with 9 covered hoppers. They were indeed northbound around noon as you posted.
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LSRC 303/4303 southbound at 10th st in Alpena with around 60 car give or take.

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AARR wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:38 pm
Did you count the number of cars?
smbrooks_2000 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:37 pm
IORY heading back from Flat Rock through Maybee at 5:35pm.
I did not. Sorry.

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Re: Shortline Train Location Updates - June 2024

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The Grand Elk just went by the Elkhart VR cam at 8:16am with WAMX 4189 and WAMX 4209 leading 39 cars back towards Kalamazoo. It consisted of box cars, covered hoppers, tank cars and 3 loaded center beams.

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Hearing horns again in Alpena…
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Marquette Rail Z151 @ 11:10 sitting at Turner St mp CGE 3.6 waiting for a EC1. MQT #3408 leading + 2/3 engines and 65 cars
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 12:58pm. WAMX 4190, 4125, and 24 cars.

Back south through Byron Center at 2:47pm with 27 cars, WAMX 4125 and 4190 for power. Mostly boxcars, some tank cars, and a loaded scrap gon.
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MS Z627-14 os Grand Haven 15:46 Northbound
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Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:10 am
Marquette Rail Z151 @ 11:10 sitting at Turner St mp CGE 3.6 waiting for a EC1. MQT #3408 leading + 2/3 engines and 65 cars
They have an equally large, if not larger, northbound manifest tied down at the Nelson Farm Market layover spot as of this evening. Northbound power is 3413, 3406, a yellow geep, and 3408.

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Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:10 am
Marquette Rail Z151 @ 11:10 sitting at Turner St mp CGE 3.6 waiting for a EC1. MQT #3408 leading + 2/3 engines and 65 cars
They have an equally large, if not larger, northbound manifest tied down at the Nelson Farm Market layover spot as of this evening. Northbound power is 3413, 3406, a yellow geep, and 3408.
This train was northbound into Baldwin a little before 11:30, now they are southbound near Big Star Lake Road at 12:25.

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JAIL ran south again on Saturday in the day light. Had two by the office, boxcar and a tank car, and they usually pick up cars staged at Michigan Psckaging on their way down to Jackson.

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Marquette Rail @ 10:55 SB through Comstock Park with a fairly large train per my buddies report on the road. No idea on engine numbers
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11:50 - NB JAIL Z646-17 at Kalamazoo Street with 823/822 and 6 cars - 2 tank cars and 4 CSX coil cars.

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12:45 - HESR 702 SB at Flushing with 3509/3415/3390/3484 - most like two of these will be left in Durand for the loaded potash train that GLC is bringing north today.

AARR did run a loaded potash train from Toledo to Osmer yesterday with CP 8915/CP 8101 on the NB trip. They went back light power after splitting the train in two.

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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 2:05pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, and WAMX 4002 with about 30ish cars.
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 2:05pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, and WAMX 4002 with about 30ish cars.
Grand Elk north through Wyoming at 2:29pm. Faint and warbled horns heard through my closed windows.
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Grand elk south through Byron Center at 6:03pm.. wamx 4209, 4189 and 26 cars.
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 2:03pm. WAMX 4189, WAMX 4209, and 16 cars. Mostly covered hoppers and boxcars.

Back south at 4:16pm. Looked like the same two locos with 10 cars.
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Grand Elk Z439-19 @ 10:35 working inside Wyoming Yard with WAMX #3531 and WAMX #4009 LHF. Crew reported 1,818 ft long for their train

Marquette Rail Z151-19 @ 10:35 arriving at Turner St Yard mp CGE3.6 waiting for an EC1 to move south
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Grand Elk north through Byron Center at 12:11pm. WAMX 4190, WAMX 4125, and 19ish cars.
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