Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:18 pm

Horns on the north end of Cadillac at 1800. Guessing Elmira/Petoskey run today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:37 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Horns on the north end of Cadillac at 1800. Guessing Elmira/Petoskey run today.


Probably right, no evidence they were here in TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:05 pm

On the south end of the line here in Ann Arbor, I've had my scanner on at certain times of the day and I have not heard them. If they went south from Owosso today, they were there when I didn't have my scanner scanning.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Horns on the north end of Cadillac at 1800. Guessing Elmira/Petoskey run today.


Probably right, no evidence they were here in TC.


I see that there is a box car at Amerhart. I assume delivered last week?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:58 am

The box car came in the same day they picked up the 4 empty centerbeams from Amerhart. Last Thursday I think.

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I see that there is a box car at Amerhart. I assume delivered last week?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:08 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:43 pm

Great Lakes Central North through Mount Pleasant at 13:30

GLC 385 Leading
GLC 399

1 hopper
1 Plastics hopper
1 Lumber load
8 Plastics hoppers
1 feed hopper
1 wood chip hopper
7 tie gons
5 cement hoppers
3 plastics hoppers

28 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:12 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant 15:50

GLC 399 Leading
GLC 385

1 Plastics hopper
1 Lumber load (Bewer Lumber)
24 plastics hoppers
4 tie empties
2 plastics hoppers
17 cement hoppers
4 LPG tanks

53 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:04 pm

396 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1700 with: 1 covered hopper, MOW flat car, 1 wood chip hopper, 7 tie loads, 5 cement hoppers and 3 covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:12 pm

Questions for the experts;

Where might one expect GLC to stop along the way (if there are any stops) on the TC turn, and the Elmira/Petosky turn? I'm considering shooting both in the near future and would love as much information as possible before making the treks. I've already documented everything from Osmer to Cadillac, including the Middleton Branch, so these two lines seem logical. What speeds do they travel? Do they have small to modest trains or just one or two pieces of rolling stock?

Oh, and what is the story behind that GIANT "150" made of trees in Kalkaska???

THANK YOU for any help and info!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:27 pm

They usually use both engines and almost always stop at the gas plant south of Kalaska (very difficult to see from the road) and also the cement terminal north of Elmira. Trips to Traverse City always include a run to Bates (west of Williamsburg). Note the gas plant gets switched going south.
Todd_F wrote:Questions for the experts;

Where might one expect GLC to stop along the way (if there are any stops) on the TC turn, and the Elmira/Petosky turn? I'm considering shooting both in the near future and would love as much information as possible before making the treks. I've already documented everything from Osmer to Cadillac, including the Middleton Branch, so these two lines seem logical. What speeds do they travel? Do they have small to modest trains or just one or two pieces of rolling stock?

Oh, and what is the story behind that GIANT "150" made of trees in Kalkaska???

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:59 am

396 currently switching the North Yard. 395 sitting behind shops.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:11 am

396 northbound out of Cadillac at 0910 with 1 gondola.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:20 am

AARR wrote:They usually use both engines and almost always stop at the gas plant south of Kalaska (very difficult to see from the road) and also the cement terminal north of Elmira. Trips to Traverse City always include a run to Bates (west of Williamsburg). Note the gas plant gets switched going south.
Todd_F wrote:Questions for the experts;

Where might one expect GLC to stop along the way (if there are any stops) on the TC turn, and the Elmira/Petosky turn? I'm considering shooting both in the near future and would love as much information as possible before making the treks. I've already documented everything from Osmer to Cadillac, including the Middleton Branch, so these two lines seem logical. What speeds do they travel? Do they have small to modest trains or just one or two pieces of rolling stock?

Oh, and what is the story behind that GIANT "150" made of trees in Kalkaska???

THANK YOU for any help and info!
Thanks for the very helpful information! It's very much appreciated.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:13 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:396 northbound out of Cadillac at 0910 with 1 gondola.


Oh where, oh where would this train be headed? :idea:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:22 pm

TC Man wrote:Oh where, oh where would this train be headed? :idea:


Maybe to Beacon scrap in TC. If so maybe they will pick up the box car at Amerhart on the same run. I can't check on it because I'm visiting family in Ohio. Somebody else take a peek.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:08 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:396 northbound out of Cadillac at 0910 with 1 gondola.



Here is a short, shaky video.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby C&O6088 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:23 pm

Saw this courtesy of Sean Sliwinski on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:34 pm

And from Winski357 on YouTube. Thank you for posting the video and hope you don't mind the post here.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:08 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:And from Winski357 on YouTube. Thank you for posting the video and hope you don't mind the post here.




Ah, wonder if they dropped the empty, went to Williamsburg, and then went back to Beacon to get the now loaded car, or did they drop an empty and pick up a load?
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