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by Pixl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:32 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

Are there any cars for T.C. sitting in Cadillac? I have an auto now and get some rail fanning in again.
by Pixl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 18548

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020

KingsleyRailFan wrote:They did TC today, I filmed them at the Kingsley Road crossing. 390.
Cool! Can you put the video up? thanks
by Pixl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: The Future?
Replies: 33
Views: 14451

Re: The Future?

I have no complaints of GLC but it would be fun to see "AA" on the side of the loco's up here again.
MIGN-Todd wrote: I think within the next ten years GLC and AA will come together. Preferably with GLC at the helm but, more likely Watco buying them. Their paint scheme is awesome IMHO.
by Pixl
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 18548

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020

Looks like a northern run out of Cadillac today. Not sure if TC or Petoskey, they were gone before I got in town. Thanks for the heads up. I went down to the tracks about 2pm, didn't see a train but at the 5 mile rd. crossing in TC there are fresh tracks in the snow. Maybe they are still in William...
by Pixl
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 18548

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates February 2020

AANscaleRunner wrote:Nothing seen or heard on the south end of Cadillac this morning. I'm assuming northbound. TC maybe?
They were up here sometime Friday. I saw fresh tracks at the Holiday Rd. crossing. No chance to catch them till I get my own car, maybe next month.
by Pixl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates January 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 18776

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates January 2020

A HyRailer was up here in Traverse City this morning. I saw them a little East of the depot along Parsons rd. around 10:30. Maybe because of the recent derailments they are watching for ice etc. that puts the trains on the ground.
by Pixl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 12477

Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

I have a bowl of Kellogs raisin bran every morning. I like ie a bit better than Post and hope it stays around.
by Pixl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?
Replies: 28
Views: 12477

Re: Kellogg's switcher being scrapped?

Can someone grab a picture of it that lives down that way? thanks
by Pixl
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Obscure Train Movies
Replies: 3
Views: 7989

Re: Obscure Train Movies

Nice find. I will be looking up a few of these movies.
by Pixl
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Michigan Northern
Replies: 10
Views: 7303

Re: Michigan Northern

AARR wrote: ferry traffic ended in April of 1982 so nothing there for MIGN. There were other customers on the Alma-Frankfort segment.
I used to see a car or two spoted at Pet Foods in Frankfort. I think this was even after the ferry service was closed.
by Pixl
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 28774

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

My reporters tell me he saw two locomotives passing thru TC and headed toward Williamsburg this morning, no cars. Hmmnn...
by Pixl
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Traverse City Sub of Great Lakes Central
Replies: 5
Views: 4649

Re: Traverse City Sub of Great Lakes Central

I live just a mile past the Holiday Rd. crossing, and go over the tracks several times a week. The rails on the Williamsburg sub are shiny and must have been used recently.
by Pixl
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: July 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 27583

Traverse City rehab

I see that the new ties along river road have been installed and the old ones now litter the ROW. Looks like about every third tie or so into TC were changed out. Sorry no pictures since I have to depend on my wife to drive me around and she is NOT a rail fan. Maybe some of you saw this operation an...
by Pixl
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian
Replies: 18
Views: 8793

Re: NS locomotives on ADBF in Adrian

When i was in Clinton Iowa over Memorial Day weekend. On UP there was a eastbound with 185 cars of mixed frt he stopped to set off and pick up at Clinton. He had three units an SD70ACE leading, Middle unit was a NS SD60E also facing east and a SD70M trailing the SD60E was belching all sorts of smok...
by Pixl
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Me watching the Thunderbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 5679

Re: Me watching the Thunderbirds

Thanks for the kind words guys. :P
by Pixl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Me watching the Thunderbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 5679

Me watching the Thunderbirds

Me in the backyard of my home watching the Thunderbirds show from TC Cherry festival. Also my best friend floating in the pool, not scared of the roar of the jets. Come over for a dip some time!
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by Pixl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 33526

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. Thanks for the report. I saw some of the ties ...
by Pixl
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 33526

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

HESR3868 wrote:ONTN picking up 329 in the transfer here in Alma and will be also picking up 6 cars in South End Wright siding once they get the 329 doubled to the train. 18:08
Uh...., what is doubled
by Pixl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 33526

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

[quote="AANscaleRunner"]Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

I often see, as in this video, empty centerbeams headed for Clare. TC where I am at usually sends back only one or two from Amerihart. So who is using all the rest of those cars?
by Pixl
Wed May 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 23883

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2019

[quote="AANscaleRunner"]Leaving Cadillac for Traverse City at 0850. AAN, as always thanks for the videos you put up. I finaly got out of the assisted living home I'm in and went for a nice car ride. I saw many many bundles of new RR ties spotted trackside near the soccer fields on Keystone Rd., Trav...