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by Pixl
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Abandoned & Out-of-Service Railroad Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Re: Abandoned & Out-of-Service Railroad Lines

Great reference Michael, Thanks.
by Pixl
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC
Replies: 23
Views: 5023

Re: New rail yard coming to Kalkaska on the GLC

TC Man wrote: Then you don't need the entire TC branches, and the line to Petoskey (though maybe keep to Elmira as I imagine cement is a pain to transload).
Aw cmon' TC, don't mess with what little rail we still have here. Somebody might actually pay attention to your words.
by Pixl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 16319

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1815.
Did you see any cars that might be for Traverse City?
by Pixl
Fri May 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9100
Views: 518772

Re: Where Is It?

Standard Railfan wrote:Three Rivers Rambler, Knoxville Tenn.
Looks like Standard Railfan could be right. Here is another shot of Three Rivers.
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by Pixl
Sun May 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 16694

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing. Which set on S. Airport got stuck? Whatever the case, it seems like that's been happening a lot lately, and it wouldn't surprise me if that set got modernized soon. The branch that comes up from the outs...
by Pixl
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 16694

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Nothing seen or heard on the south side of Cadillac as of 1000. Was a load of lumber sitting in Tufford Yard this morning waiting to go to TC. I think they did make it here to TC, today my wife heard the horns blow about a mile away on the Williamsburg branch. Later in the day I was in town and saw...
by Pixl
Wed May 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 16694

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

KingsleyRailFan wrote: my family just bought a plat of land south of Manton along some GLC trackage.
Congrats. A railfan's dream. The photo opt and trail cam will be cool!
by Pixl
Fri May 08, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 9100
Views: 518772

Re: Where Is It?

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You don't see pay phones much anymore!
by Pixl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

My wife told me she read on Facebook Grand Traverse 911 that S. Airport Rd. was blocked by a train expected to be 2-3 hrs. and this was supposed to be yesterday (tues). I haven't heard or read myself. Anyone know about this?
by Pixl
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

I was wondering as well, after a few weeks ago GLC came to TC late at night a few times, and then now seem to be back to their usual arriving around 11am on the days they come up here. Also, thinking the trackwork here should resume soon... Fine with me as we hardly have any trains here let alone t...
by Pixl
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

They separated the locos and put one onto the siding that goes to Brittan Media, then pulled the train with the other loco to the parked box cars, then backed the other put of the siding, and spotted the train on the Beacon siding, then picked up the 2and loco again. They had two engineers as they ...
by Pixl
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

TC Man wrote:At Beacon, separating the locos to get around train (they didn't push this time with 8 cars).
How did they get around the train? Is there a run around at Beacon now?
by Pixl
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

I was at Amerhart in Williamsburg about 12:15 today. The lumber crew had set out this empty centerbeam on the main for pickup. Guess I was just a little early for the GLC crew.
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by Pixl
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1450. 5 gons for Beacon came in today. Total of 8 waiting to go up.

Looked like quite a few gons came up in your video, what are the rest for?
by Pixl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Space Question for Aircraft Experts
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Space Question for Aircraft Experts

When an aircraft wants to turn around it is dealing with both gravity and G-forces from the turn. So the pilot dips one wing to counteract gravity and turns the rudder to turn the plane. Now here is where I'm going. When I watch a space movie like Star Trek or the like, you see the same maneuvers fo...
by Pixl
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 28632

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2020

We sure could use some rail traffic here in TC to shine up the rusting tracks. I can get a look trackside on my way to a essential destination if they come.
by Pixl
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: COVID-19 impact on rail service
Replies: 3
Views: 3712

Re: COVID-19 impact on rail service

Building materials loads will fall right off the cliff until later this summer. Nobody is going to be constructing homes or buildings right now. Not true, at least here in Traverse City. My family is trying to replace a home that burned down last year and contractors are as busy as ever puting quit...
by Pixl
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 19372

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020

No train yesterday, but one today. Those two box cars have been there over a year. There were also (as of yesterday) 2 gons loaded with scrap at Beacon, and an empty center beam at Amerhart.
I wonder why they are just sitting on the main. Are they to be scrapped or maybe used for storage?
by Pixl
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 19372

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020

Henry F. Burger wrote:From which railroad are the boxcars?
Henry, one was a beat up blue car with small TSBY markings, the other was a sort of orange/brown, but couldn't see the markings.
by Pixl
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 19372

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2020

Well they must have been up here in TC today. I didn't see them but there was sand pushed up out of the flange guides at both Airport rd. crossings. There were two box cars on the main in front of Beacon salvage, maybe to be scrapped.