Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:12 am

GLC ONTN leaving Owosso at m21 rn w/ 399 and 398 and 9 covered hoppers.
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Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:27 am

395 spotted outside Cadillac shops at 0900. 392 nowhere in town. I'm guessing TC bound with 1 loco and lumber.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:05 am

Well, what I thought was ONTN turned onto the Middleton Branch at Ashley. Shot him all the way to the elevator, then back to Ashley. He dropped his 9 hoppers and collected 6, then returned to Owosso.

Boy, that line is in really rough shape about a mile or two outside of Ashley.
Does anyone know if the Middleton train has a symbol?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:29 pm

395 and 392 left Cadillac for Clare at 0930 with 2 covered hoppers, 3 tanks, 1 empty center beam, 2 wood chip hoppers, 11 tie loads, 8 tanks and 10 additional tie loads.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:10 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 1355

GLC 399 leading
GLC 398
GLC 390

1 loaded Centerbeam
10 hoppers for Rosebush
9 plastics hoppers
2 tie loads
1 coke load
18 tie loads
4 cement loads
1 LPG tank
1 loaded pole flat
1 LPG tank
4 woodchip empties
1 LPG tank

53 total.

Sounds like they made a set out in Shepherd, Alma, and Ashley on their way up today, which explains the timing
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby C&O6088 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:47 pm

Are the cars that were set out in Mount Plesant still there? Would welcome a customer in MP but thinking they are set out there for Rosebush or Shepherd? Anyone able to take a photo of them?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:28 pm

C&O6088 wrote:Are the cars that were set out in Mount Plesant still there? Would welcome a customer in MP but thinking they are set out there for Rosebush or Shepherd? Anyone able to take a photo of them?
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7 covered hoppers and 10 gons are still hanging out in mount Pleasant as of last night. They look like short term storage, possibly? The covered hoppers have been there for over a week now.

I did grab a very very poor quality cell phone pic last night. I'll ride by and see if I can get a better pic tonight.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Great Lakes Central back south through Mount Pleasant at 1750

GLC 390 Leading
GLC 398
GLC 399

12 hoppers (Rosebush)
3 flat cars (2 pole empties and an idler)
2 feed hoppers
3 tanks
1 empty centerbeam
9 plastics hoppers
13 empty tie gons
8 LPG tanks
10 additional gons

61 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:12 pm

The new 5-17 date CH's trace as storage cars
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:05 pm

392 and 395 returned to Cadillac at 1745 with 2 tie loads, 1 coke hopper, 18 tie loads, 4 cement hoppers, 1 tank, 1 pole load, 1 tank, 4 wood chip hoppers and 1 tank.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:19 pm

GLC 398, GLC 399, south through mount pleasant at 1412 with 37 for Owosso. Lots of coke, tie, and cement empties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:05 pm

Great Lakes Central North through Mount Pleasant at 11:55

GLC 399
GLC 398

3 plastics hoppers
4 coke hoppers
15 tie loads
5 LPG tanks

27 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi-rail and Weed Sprayer north through mount pleasant at 1216 with a nice 3 chime horn and a hand painted "Look Listen Live" logo.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby KenB » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:15 pm

Both s.b. and n.b trains are in Clair, MI @1514.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:50 pm

GLC 399, 398, and 390 were north through Mount Pleasant just before 1400 with 44 cars. 8-10 coke hoppers, and 5 pole loads in the mix. At least half the train was Cement to my observation.

Per scanner chatter, it sounded like 390 was giving them trouble. I overheard talk of them setting out part of their train at rosebush but they were out of range before I got all the details.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant 1610

390
398
399

3 pole empties
5 wood chip loads
4 pulpwood loads
22 gons
13 cement empties

47 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:18 am

Light power at Durand at 8:15 waiting for the signal to go south. Unsure of his destination or consist.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby penn central » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:32 am

Todd_F wrote:Light power at Durand at 8:15 waiting for the signal to go south. Unsure of his destination or consist.

Oh nice there we go finely something running while im not working lol. Let us know the power please, Might be going to get grain empties or going to AnnPere to pick up off the interchange.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:46 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant at 1440

GLC 398, GLC 399, 24 cars. Mostly plastics with a handful of empty tie gons, 2 tanks and 1 TBOX in the mix
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates June 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:20 pm

395 and 392 left Cadillac for Clare at 0915 with 1 tank, 5 pole loads, 1 wood chip hopper and 3 tie loads.

392 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1625 with 2 tanks, 1 covered hopper, 11 cement hoppers and 12 tie loads.
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