Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:01 pm

Late updates:

GLC north through Mount Pleasant 12:10
GLC 393 leading GLC 390 and 35 cars. 3 plastics, a lumber load, cement, lots of LPG tanks and Tie loads.

GLC south through Mount Pleasant 14:50
GLC 390 leading GLC 393 and 23 cars (give or take)
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon May 01, 2017 4:03 pm

398 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1540 with 1 covered hopper, 1 loaded centerbeam, 1 tie load, 7 cement hoppers, 9 tanks, 9 tie loads, 2 tanks and 3 tie loads.

Missed them leaving this morning. There is a stack of pulpwood on the south side of Selma Yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Mon May 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Thanks guys, I'll have to watch for that loaded centerbeam to come up TC soon.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 02, 2017 10:10 am

Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0935.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 03, 2017 3:24 pm

396 and 398 left Cadillac at 1115 with 1 covered hopper, 13 tie loads, 7 coke hoppers, 4 cement hoppers, 4 covered hoppers, 6 tank cars and 4 covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 03, 2017 5:46 pm

398 and 396 return at 1740 with 3 tanks, 3 covered hoppers, 7 tie loads, 1 tank, 1 pole load, 2 tanks, 9 tie loads, 1 wood chip hopper, 1 pole load, 1 covered hopper and 1 tie load.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 04, 2017 12:10 pm

396 and 398 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000 with 2 pole loads, 1 wood chip hopper, 7 tie loads, 3 tanks and 5 covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 04, 2017 3:41 pm

398 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1540 with 22 cement hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu May 04, 2017 4:07 pm

That's over 50 cement cars in a week (26 last week, 6 earlier this week and 22 today). Or were they returning from Elmira with cement empties?
AANscaleRunner wrote:398 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1540 with 22 cement hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 04, 2017 4:21 pm

AARR wrote:That's over 50 cement cars in a week (26 last week, 6 earlier this week and 22 today). Or were they returning from Elmira with cement empties?
AANscaleRunner wrote:398 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1540 with 22 cement hoppers.


Coming into town. Wonder how long this number of cars will keep up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu May 04, 2017 4:26 pm

When the Elmira terminal first opened in the early 1990's it was normal for there to be 20-30 cars on its siding during the busy months.
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AARR wrote:That's over 50 cement cars in a week (26 last week, 6 earlier this week and 22 today). Or were they returning from Elmira with cement empties?
AANscaleRunner wrote:398 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1540 with 22 cement hoppers.


Coming into town. Wonder how long this number of cars will keep up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby GP-35 » Thu May 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Lake City Redi-Mix has the cement contract for the very large particle board plant that is being built at the Four Mile rd. exit south of Grayling, also there has been word that Lake City as well has the contract for the cement for the new EJIW foundry west of Elmira. Get ready for a LOT of cement cars for a year or better.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 05, 2017 9:18 am

Not 100 percent, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0845.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Sat May 06, 2017 10:35 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Not 100 percent, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0845.


GLC was in Traverse City on Friday. Looks like dropped one load and picked up 2 empties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby David Lang » Sat May 06, 2017 9:51 pm

Lake City Redi-Mix has the cement contract for the very large particle board plant that is being built at the Four Mile rd. exit south of Grayling, also there has been word that Lake City as well has the contract for the cement for the new EJIW foundry west of Elmira. Get ready for a LOT of cement cars for a year or better.


Where is this new foundry? Will they have rail service?

Thanks.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby KC » Sat May 06, 2017 11:46 pm

David Lang wrote:
Where is this new foundry? Will they have rail service?

Thanks.

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Being built right at M-32 and US-131 intersection about 1 to 1 1/2 miles from GLC mainline. Have heard of no plans to use rail.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby David Lang » Sun May 07, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks KC.

A mile-and-a-half is a long way to build a new piece of track.

It seems like we would have heard something by now then since the project is well underway.

How big of a place is this going to be?

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby David Lang » Sun May 07, 2017 8:10 am

Well, looking at the map here, it could be possible for a siding coming up North of Deadman's Hill Road, accessing the area from the South.

Measuring it up here, its still a good 3000' to access the area from the south.

(I tried using my snipping tool the copy/paste a snip of google maps, but it didn't work - not sure why).

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon May 08, 2017 11:55 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1115. Should have been taking this on the other side, but wanted to get the Christmas graffiti on the one car.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon May 08, 2017 5:10 pm

398 and 396 return at 1700 with 3 coke hoppers, 1 tie load, 8 wood chip hoppers, 2 pole loads, 1 tank, 1 cement hopper, 4 pulpwood flats and 3 feed hoppers.
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