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by csx801
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GRE Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 14111

Re: GRE Questions

Correct, this is the branch that splits at Jackson and heads east. If I recall correctly, the branch was called the Corn Planters Spur after the large number of Corn planters that Challenge Machine Co. shipped in the late 1890s/ early 1900s when the branch was first built. Rycenga Lumber was the las...
by csx801
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 33511

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

I took a brief stroll up to Traverse City today for the Cherry Festival. I noticed lots of new ties waiting to be cut in along N Keystone Rd. Nice to see the investment!

Also, SRI passenger cars are stagged at on the north leg of the wye at Walton Jct.
by csx801
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortline Updates - November 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 24685

Re: Michigan Shortline Updates - November 2018

GRE light power westbound at Leonard @ 07:17AM. Early morning for them today.
by csx801
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018
Replies: 39
Views: 17634

Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

CMPY 7014 was East though Marne around 1800 to grab lumber loads from the GRE. I counted at least two loads for them in the interchange yesterday.
by csx801
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018
Replies: 39
Views: 17634

Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

MQT rail was north at West River drive at 12:45.

MQT 3389
MQT 3408
TPW 4056
MQT ????

40 cars total
by csx801
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018
Replies: 39
Views: 17634

Re: Mich. Shortline Location Updates-September2018

This is not much of a location update anymore, but MQT was north out of Grand Rapids at 11:30 today with MQT 4023, MQT 3389, MQT 3408, MQT 2041, TPW 4056 and 139 cars. I managed to catch them at Turner Street around noon.
by csx801
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New crossing gates, signals on GLC RR in Farwell, MI
Replies: 9
Views: 3710

Re: New crossing gates, signals on GLC RR in Farwell, MI

GLC Has had signal upgrade fever for a few years now. A lot of older signals have fallen in Ithica, Alma, Clare, and Shepherd. I talked to someone from GLC a while back. They said they were having crossings evaluated and ranked based on current protection levels, traffic levels, and age of existing ...
by csx801
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates August 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 32873

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0935.
A friend of mine posted a video on their Snapchat of GLC Rolling north through Mancelona around 12:00 with 7 or 8 plastics hoppers and a good block of cement hoppers. "A train in northern Michigan??" The post read.
by csx801
Thu May 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 16327

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018

Is Nugent Sand in Norton Shores still in operation and shipping by rail? Nugent Sand in Norton Shores has been done for almost two years now. The spur has been severed at Lincoln Street and is completely removed within the Nugent Property. Last I checked they were using the runaround by Lincoln for...
by csx801
Wed May 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 16327

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018

Michigan Shore rolling into Muskegon from Holland at 1230

HESR 2025

10 sand hoppers
4 tanks
19 sand hoppers
1 tank
17 sand hoppers

51 total
by csx801
Mon May 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 16327

Re: Michigan Short Line Updates - May 2018

HESR 2025 had 27 sand hoppers and 1 tank into Muskegon from Holland around 1400 today.
by csx801
Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates May 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 29225

Re: GLC Updates May 2018

GLC 390 & GLC 392 light power back south through Mount Pleasant at 13:38
by csx801
Wed May 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates May 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 29225

Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 12:48

GLC 392 leading
GLC 390

3 hoppers

3 total
by csx801
Tue May 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates May 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 29225

Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Great Lakes Central headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:40. Audible confirmation only, no visual.
by csx801
Tue May 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates May 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 29225

Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Great Lakes Central rolling north through Mount Pleasant at 13:11

GLC 399 leading
GLC 395
GLC 382

1 plastics hopper
3 hoppers
3 plastics hoppers
13 tie gondolas
6 woodchip gondolas
3 pole loads
1 plastics hopper
2 feed hoppers
3 LPG tanks
53 sand hoppers

88 total
by csx801
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 25595

Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 16:30

GLC 382 leading
GLC 399

3 feed hoppers
1 idler flat
1 empty pole flat
1 idler flat
1 empty pole flat
1 boxcar
1 MofW flat
40 sand hoppers

49 total
by csx801
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 25595

Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Great Lakes Central rolling south through Mount Pleasant at 15:00.

Audible confirmation only, no visual.
by csx801
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 25595

Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Great Lakes Central back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:05
by csx801
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 25595

Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant at 12:55

GLC 397 Leading
GLC 385
GLC 390

2 hoppers
1 tank (Liquid fertilizer from Ashley)
5 Plastics hoppers
26 HWCX Sand Hoppers

34 total
by csx801
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 25595

Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 15:25

GLC 398 Leading
GLC 395
GLC 399

2 Plastics hoppers
2 Wood Chip Gondolas
2 Plastics hoppers
5 Empty tie Gondolas
8 Coke hoppers
35 Sand hoppers

54 total