Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:34 pm

399 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 0945 with 1 passenger car, 3 covered hoppers, 17 cement hoppers, 3 covered hoppers and 2 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:38 pm

Great Lakes Central working hard, headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:10.

GLC 396 Leading
GLC 393

4 tank cars
1 NS gon from Beacon
1 pullman coach
2 plastics hoppers
2 wood chip loads
1 Empty Centerbeam
2 LPG tanks
2 feed hoppers
4 wood chip loads
7 plastics hoppers
17 cement hoppers
3 plastics
2 tanks
1 NS top gon
1 empty pole flat

50 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:25 pm

csx801, I like this format of yours the best 8)
csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central working hard, headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:10.

GLC 396 Leading
GLC 393

4 tank cars
1 NS gon from Beacon
1 pullman coach
2 plastics hoppers
2 wood chip loads
1 Empty Centerbeam
2 LPG tanks
2 feed hoppers
4 wood chip loads
7 plastics hoppers
17 cement hoppers
3 plastics
2 tanks
1 NS top gon
1 empty pole flat

50 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:57 pm

398 and 399 return to Cadillac at 1750 with 1 coke hopper, 1 loaded centerbeam, 2 wood chip hoppers, 4 cement hoppers, 3 tie loads, 1 cement hopper, 2 tie loads, 2 covered hoppers, 1 pole load, 4 tie loads and 2 feed covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:34 pm

csx801 wrote:
MiRailProductions wrote:
Is Petoskey where the first few 4 bay centerflow hoppers are going? I knew that the 2 bays went to Elmira, but I've questioned for a while where those 4 bays go. I know this is somewhat of a noob question, but I don't know the northern division all too well.


4 bay centerflows go to Petoskey (plastics). They usually run up there once a week. North of Cadillac, there are 5 customers I can think of. In TC they have Beacon, and Amerhart (Williamsburg). They have Petoskey plastics in Petoskey, Buzzi Unicem in Elmira, and one other customer that I believe loads butane near Kalkaska.


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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:35 pm

AARR wrote:They also unload methanol in Kalkaska, East Jordan Plastics receives a carload or two of plastic per month from the team track in Mancelona, and every once in a great while logs will be shipped from Manton.

Thanks for your information as well :D
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:37 pm

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central working hard, headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:10.

GLC 396 Leading
GLC 393

4 tank cars
1 NS gon from Beacon
1 pullman coach
2 plastics hoppers
2 wood chip loads
1 Empty Centerbeam
2 LPG tanks
2 feed hoppers
4 wood chip loads
7 plastics hoppers
17 cement hoppers
3 plastics
2 tanks
1 NS top gon
1 empty pole flat

50 total


Wow. With that amount of cars, they should've brought a third loco up so that the '35 and the '38-2 didn't have to work so hard!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm

AARR wrote:csx801, I like this format of yours the best 8)


Thanks! I always try to get as much detail as possible!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:54 am

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 11:34

GLC 393
GLC 396

5 tanks
1 lumber load
1 coke load
1 gon
8 tanks

16 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:23 am

csx801 wrote:
First GLC train since the flooding last Thursday moving very slowly north through Mount Pleasant 13:20.

]GLC 393 leading
GLC 396
1 Loaded Centerbeam
37 total [/quote

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 11:34

GLC 393
GLC 396
1 lumber load
16 total


Looks like there could be a lumber run to TC soon. I'll be at the TC train station to watch the action if the Cadillac boys gives a heads up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:06 pm

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 11:34

GLC 393
GLC 396

5 tanks
1 lumber load
1 coke load
1 gon
8 tanks

16 total


I wonder if the single gon is going to Beacon.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 pm

Great Lakes Central back South through Mount Pleasant at 1415

GLC 396
GLC 393

2 lumber loads
2 plastics
8 tie gons
1 empty pole flat
6 gons
7 LPG tanks'

26 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:53 pm

399 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 0900 with 1 pole load, 4 tie loads, 2 wood chip hoppers and 5 additional tie loads.

Returned at 1515.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby railroader and son » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:01 pm

There's a Truss plant in Clare that get's lumber often also. So not every lumber load heading north though Mt. Pleasant is going to Traverse City.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Letherer Truss and Lumber or something like that
railroader and son wrote:There's a Truss plant in Clare that get's lumber often also. So not every lumber load heading north though Mt. Pleasant is going to Traverse City.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:21 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:399 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 0900 with 1 pole load, 4 tie loads, 2 wood chip hoppers and 5 additional tie loads.

Returned at 1515.



Makes me wonder even more if that gon is going to Beacon... I hope someone is up in TC tomorrow to see.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:20 pm

railroader and son wrote:There's a Truss plant in Clare that get's lumber often also. So not every lumber load heading north though Mt. Pleasant is going to Traverse City.


GLC almost always blocks cars for Clare towards the front of the consist. If the loaded centerbeam is in the first block of cars, it is almost always for Letherer Truss.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:27 am

GLC 396 & 392 running to the Owosso Yard to collect a train at 8:15am. If it's the Clare Turn, 392 will be leading.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:36 am

392 and 396 departing Owosso northbound at 9:36 with 23 cars in tow.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:07 am

I have heard nothing in Cadillac today. If they ran north, they left before 0845 when I got out of the office.
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