Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:21 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare shortly before 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:40 am

^^Good stuff! Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 pm

Great Lakes Central with a decent sized train South through Mt. Pleasant 2:25pm

GLC 396 leading
GLC 397

1 tank
1 box car
1 plastics hopper
1 feed hopper
4 loaded chip hoppers
2 plastics hoppers
2 loaded chip hoppers
1 empty pole flat
8 empty tie gons
4 LPG tanks
7 cement hoppers
1 plastics hopper
7 empty tie gons
2 tanks
7 coke hoppers

49 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:04 pm

Someone had their turn signal or hazards on. Or was that the train :lol:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac towards Clare shortly before 1000.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:45 pm

AARR wrote:Someone had their turn signal or hazards on. Or was that the train :lol:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac towards Clare shortly before 1000.


Hazards were on and taken through the windshield also. :lol: They kind of snuck up on me....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:49 pm

395 and 392 return to Cadillac at 1535 with 2 covered hoppers, 5 tie loads, 6 tanks, 3 covered hoppers, 1 loaded centerbeam and looked like 11 cement hoppers. Had a little bit of an obstructed view.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:02 am

Not 100 percent, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0850. Sound isn't carrying well this morning.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:25 pm

Returned from the north at 1425.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:07 am



Moving from North Yard to Selma Yard at 0845.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 am

Nice catch AAN.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 am

Leaving for Clare at 1010 in the wind and rain.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:44 am

Pixl wrote:Nice catch AAN.


Nothing like watching trains on my day off. :lol:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 pm

Great Lakes Central Northbound through Mount Pleasant with a decent sized train at 12:55pm

GLC 397 Leading
GLC 396

1 hopper (IORY marks)
8 plastics hoppers
4 coke hoppers
4 loaded pole flats
1 empty centerbeam
7 woodchip hoppers
11 tie gons
1 loaded centerbeam
8 LPG tanks
5 feed hoppers
1 plastics hopper

51 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mt. Pleasant 2:50pm

GLC 396 leading
GLC 397

2 hoppers
1 empty centerbeam
5 woodchip hoppers
1 empty centerbeam
8 tie gons
6 LPG tanks
5 cement hoppers
3 LPG tanks

31 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:52 pm

Here is a shot of GLC mainline near TC on Keystone road. Does anyone know if these rails staged for re-hab or are they already pulled and waiting to be hauled off? The siding you see serves a huge power sub-station just off to the left of the camera.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:18 pm

Returns to Cadillac at 1600.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby KC » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:07 pm

Very impressive train into Cadillac, THANKS AANscaleRunner for posting.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:38 pm

42 cars and only one plastic car and no cement cars. The empty center beam might go to Biewer in McBain for loading.

When EJIW new mill opens in Elmira there might not be any more coke deliveries or it could be reduced.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:45 pm

Pixl wrote:Here is a shot of GLC mainline near TC on Keystone road. Does anyone know if these rails staged for re-hab or are they already pulled and waiting to be hauled off? The siding you see serves a huge power sub-station just off to the left of the camera.

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Those have been there for years....since at least 2006 per Google Earth...
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates April 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:44 am

392 and 395 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930 with 3 covered hoppers, 11 tie loads, 7 wood chip hoppers and 4 pole loads.
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