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by Todd_F
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Derailment in Mancelona
Replies: 28
Views: 11927

Re: Derailment in Mancelona

EJIW transloads coke from Cadillac so they don't get any traffic around Elmira other than possibly a few carloads of equipment. Cement numbers seem below the 20-40 per week projections (that's a shocker isn't it :P ) with the exception of last year when the plywood plant in Grayling was under const...
by Todd_F
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Help with official GLC designations
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: Help with official GLC designations

KC wrote:Unknown District 225.9 - 226.3

Have heard this called the BELT LINE before. Section between Selma and Tufford yards.
I’ve also heard Cadillac crews refer to that as the Belt Line. It makes sense. :-)
by Todd_F
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 28779

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

GLC passed through Alma College at 9:50am. Assuming northbound. My spotter only hears them. ;-)
by Todd_F
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Help with official GLC designations
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: Help with official GLC designations

Thanks so much, guys! That's a lot of great info. I really appreciate it!
by Todd_F
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Help with official GLC designations
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: Help with official GLC designations

AARR, thanks. I never saw mileposts in the grawn line when I was there so I wasn’t sure, but it made sense.

Am I correct to assume the St Charles District is the Oakley Branch?
by Todd_F
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Help with official GLC designations
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: Help with official GLC designations

Thanks for the great info! I didn’t realize the Cadillac District began at Owosso. I always thought Clare separated districts—probably because of how I’ve seen the Caddy/Owosso trains function. It’s good to know why I was wrong. Does the Grawn Branch have a name or is that part of the TC District? I...
by Todd_F
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Help with official GLC designations
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Help with official GLC designations

Hi all! I’m working on a systemwide GLC video and wondered if anyone could help identify each portion of the line, or branch, as they are referred to today? I use terms like “Middleton Branch”, “Oakley Branch”, “Yuma Line”, etc but I don’t actually know if any of these are official GLC designations....
by Todd_F
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 32057

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

On both Friday afternoon and Monday night, 3 covered hoppers spotted at Mancelona. The 3rd hopper was delivered Friday around lunch time-Look for my chase video documenting the entire day this evening. Lots of great shots, big train both ways, switching action, crossing the Manistee, and 392 leadin...
by Todd_F
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 32057

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

A train passed through Alma last night at 10pm, direction uncertain, according to a reliable source.
I wonder if this means track work still has the Owosso/Clare Turn running at night?
by Todd_F
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Bridge Over Manistee River
Replies: 39
Views: 27226

Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

I'm glad I had the opportunity to film a 23 car train crossing the bridge on 9/18/19. With the structures future uncertain, it might be a good idea to take the drone up and try for a few more shots.
by Todd_F
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marqette Rail's Turn Job
Replies: 2
Views: 5522

Re: Marqette Rail's Turn Job

AARR wrote:I enjoyed your video. Thanks Todd!
You're quite welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
by Todd_F
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marqette Rail's Turn Job
Replies: 2
Views: 5522

Marqette Rail's Turn Job

A recent trip to the Grand Rapids Sub yielded an incredible chase from White Cloud north to Baldwin, and from Baldwin south to Comstock Park being led by 3 and 4 unit consists of SD40-2's.
https://youtu.be/TDZFZgGHWqk
by Todd_F
Wed May 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 23889

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2019

Part 2, this time in the right thread! With welded rail being put in between Rosebush and Clare, there is a curfew out between Mt. Pleasant and Clare pushing ONTN to a night turn. ONTN was northbound through Alma after making a setout for the MMRR in N. End Wright Siding last night at 23:04. Thanks...
by Todd_F
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 35420

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Thanks for that info HESR3868. Running on the MMRR would have been an incredible move to document on that gorgeous day.
by Todd_F
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 29290

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

329/399 building a cut of tanks, coke, and feed cars in Tufford to take to Selma at 0950. Clare bound today I believe.
by Todd_F
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 29290

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

MQT1223 wrote:Anyone know when a train to Middleton is due?
I wish. I've only seen that run once in my life--and I had me camera equipment handy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CJ3XpL8eU
It's my hope to one day capture it with the drone.
by Todd_F
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 29290

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

395 and 390 through Temple towards Clare at 1335 with 33 cars. Nice to see a GP35. Hopefully not on its way to a deadline! Sounded like it was still earning its keep today, though. I believe 390 and 392 are still active and seeing action while 385 and 393 have issues that pretty much sideline them....
by Todd_F
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 22567

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

^^That would slow things down a bit.
by Todd_F
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 20952

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Wyoming Warehouse LLC based out of Nunica MI. Lately there have been blocks of 4-6 covered hoppers inside the facility, incuding a couple loads of cottonseed in tarped hoppers. Address is 103 10th St. Thank you Mark! I would really like to try to incorporate that facility on my layout (and the plac...
by Todd_F
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 20952

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Another block of feed cars. At this rate they'll be well above the 300 they projected when the 2nd spur was being built. Returned to Cadillac at 1530. Sequential numbering this afternoon. Left before 0930. I believe they went north to Petoskey yesterday. Do those feed hoppers terminate at the facil...