Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 0915. Haven't heard them since, assuming they are currently headed north.

With those loaded centerbeams in mind, possibly a TC run?
Wednesday runs have tended to be Elmira/Petoskey much more frequently than TC runs, which seem to be happening a fair amount on Fridays. At least that's what the last 8+ weeks trends illustrate.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:44 am

Still switching Selma Yard in Cadillac at 1045.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:48 am

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant at 1145

GLC 397 leading
GLC 393

5 plastics hoppers
1 coke hopper
15 tie loads
1 LPG tank

22 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am

Heard them leave Cadillac at 1215. Didn't have a chance to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1820 with 2 tanks, 1 coke, 15 tie loads and 1 tank.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 pm

GLC was extremely late headed back south. I was within eyesight of the tracks all afternoon and never saw or heard them. They would have had to run south later than 1700 for me not to have caught them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:57 am

csx801 wrote:GLC was extremely late headed back south. I was within eyesight of the tracks all afternoon and never saw or heard them. They would have had to run south later than 1700 for me not to have caught them.
I'm betting they picked up loads at Rosebush. The same power ran a train south through Durand last night about 10pm. Harvest season. :)
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 am

GLC still switching Selma yard. Looks like it'll be a good sized train south when they are done...
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 am

Cedar St crossing around 1035.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:55 am

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant at 1250

GLC 390 leading
GLC 397
GLC 393
GLC 396
GLC 392

11 plastics hoppers
1 lumber load
1 tank
2 plastics hoppers
1 feed hopper
1 plastics hopper
12 LPG tanks

26 total

The fall colors train is sitting in the siding by Pickard road. My guess is some of that power is for tomorrow. I will not be around to catch the southbound this afternoon, so I will drive past later and see what was set out.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 pm

395 and 398 returned to Cadillac at 1615 with 1 loaded centerbeam, 1 tank, 4 covered hoppers and 12 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:46 am

I am up in Traverse on this weekend, and I will be chasing the Color Train from McBain to Cadillac and then from Cadillac to Manton (on the countryside tour). I'll be sure to post some location updates for you Cadillac folks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:05 am

MiRailProductions wrote:I am up in Traverse on this weekend, and I will be chasing the Color Train from McBain to Cadillac and then from Cadillac to Manton (on the countryside tour). I'll be sure to post some location updates for you Cadillac folks.



Looks like the rain has stopped and maybe some sun for the chase. I'll be looking for it as it comes into Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:08 am

Color Train through McBain 1106.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Color train into Cadillac at 1230.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:00 pm

They arrived Cadillac at 1230. In Selma Yard, 396 was placed on the head and 392 on the rear. With brake tests, this took until 1305. I left soon after due to rain. They should be leaving for Manton right now.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 am

The fall colors train went south through Mount Pleasant at 845 with GLC 392 leading GLC 396.

Lots of CMU students are NOT happy with the timing of this early Sunday morning run.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:55 am

csx801 wrote:
Lots of CMU students are NOT happy with the timing of this early Sunday morning run.


Well that's too bad for them. Cry me a river. A little less beer the night before and they could have made it.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:14 am

Pixl wrote:Well that's too bad for them. Cry me a river. A little less beer the night before and they could have made it.

Your statement is truer than you realize. Yesterday was Central Michigan University's homecoming. Win or lose (CMU lost) they still booze. I could hear intoxicated students outside my window well into the evening.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:06 am

398 and 395 left Cadillac for Clare at 0930 with 1 empty centerbeam for McBain, 5 tie loads, 3 coke empties and 1 tank.
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