Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1010.

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A very short OSTN just crossed the diamond SB at Durand. 382 leading 398 elephant style. 15:00.
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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1015.

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Hi railer west of 127 on the Middleton. I'd expect them to be running in the next day. Seems to be how it goes.

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3 empty beams and a pole car at biewer today. They pulled 2 loads yesterday and should have gotten one this morning.

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Not 100% positive, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0900.

Update: Southbound out of Petoskey approximately 1500.
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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 am
Not 100% positive, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0900.
Yesterday I heard them talking about traverse city and Saturday. I could only hear one side of the conversation so I'm not sure if they were discussing past or future.

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They did not send up the MOW Plow if they were coming here, as most of the snow has melted and there has not been any new accumulation for about 3 weeks. Perhaps they are up this way.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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3 loaded beams at biewer today. Still the empty pole car. Does hydrolake ever ship poles or only recieve?

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Wb across 127 headed for Middleton. 2 units and a lot of tsby 3 bay hoppers 1650

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Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Wb across 127 headed for Middleton. 2 units and a lot of tsby 3 bay hoppers 1650
Eb on their way back almost to 127 at 2104

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Hearing them leave Cadillac towards Clare at 1020.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:29 am
Hearing them leave Cadillac towards Clare at 1020.
Just pulled up to work viking 1042

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Sounds like they’re making a late-night TC Run. Through Kingsley or close to it at 22:51
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They dropped 3 gons at Beacon- leaving TC after 1am this morning. Heard the horns in the quiet night from at least 3 miles away. Nice to see night/weekend train in Traverse City. Also, looks like a heap of rail cars cut up in the stock at Beacon. Looked to be covered hoppers (well, cut up pieces). I thought they had already cut up the TSBY cars they had a couple years ago, but apparently not, unless more showed up recently.

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They dropped 3 gons at Beacon- leaving TC after 1am this morning. Heard the horns in the quiet night from at least 3 miles away. Nice to see night/weekend train in Traverse City. Also, looks like a heap of rail cars cut up in the stock at Beacon. Looked to be covered hoppers (well, cut up pieces). I thought they had already cut up the TSBY cars they had a couple years ago, but apparently not, unless more showed up recently.
Actually, I’ve been meaning to ask how traffic has been up to TC Beacon. Seemed to be pretty steady after the spur went back into service, but I haven’t been following along over the past many months. Good update!

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:28 pm
They dropped 3 gons at Beacon- leaving TC after 1am this morning. Heard the horns in the quiet night from at least 3 miles away. Nice to see night/weekend train in Traverse City. Also, looks like a heap of rail cars cut up in the stock at Beacon. Looked to be covered hoppers (well, cut up pieces). I thought they had already cut up the TSBY cars they had a couple years ago, but apparently not, unless more showed up recently.
Actually, I’ve been meaning to ask how traffic has been up to TC Beacon. Seemed to be pretty steady after the spur went back into service, but I haven’t been following along over the past many months. Good update!
A few weeks ago they had 6 gons on the spur (4 were brand new gons plus to of the usual DJJX). They picked up a load last Friday (also had lumber for Amerhart) during the day, and then of course last night/this morning dropped off the 3 empties. Looked like at least one was a DJJX and the other two looked to be the new gons (I forget the reporting marks- not DJJX).

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TC Man wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:35 pm
GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:28 pm
They dropped 3 gons at Beacon- leaving TC after 1am this morning. Heard the horns in the quiet night from at least 3 miles away. Nice to see night/weekend train in Traverse City. Also, looks like a heap of rail cars cut up in the stock at Beacon. Looked to be covered hoppers (well, cut up pieces). I thought they had already cut up the TSBY cars they had a couple years ago, but apparently not, unless more showed up recently.
Actually, I’ve been meaning to ask how traffic has been up to TC Beacon. Seemed to be pretty steady after the spur went back into service, but I haven’t been following along over the past many months. Good update!
A few weeks ago they had 6 gons on the spur (4 were brand new gons plus to of the usual DJJX). They picked up a load last Friday (also had lumber for Amerhart) during the day, and then of course last night/this morning dropped off the 3 empties. Looked like at least one was a DJJX and the other two looked to be the new gons (I forget the reporting marks- not DJJX).
I think the newer scrap gons have a reporting mark of AIMX which from what I can tell is Trinity Rail.

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