Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:39 pm

I don't have anything to post, I just felt like this new folder needed to be created.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:49 pm

Assuming northbound out of Cadillac today since I have not seen or heard them today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:58 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:24 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 15:50

GLC 399
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2 plastics
4 pulpwood loads
1 empty center beam
6 plastics hoppers
2 hoppers
1 empty pole flat
8 tie empties
5 coke hoppers
14 cement empties
2 LPG tanks

45 total

I thought I heard them head north around 12:30
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:57 pm

396 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1645 with 2 pole loads, 1 gondola, 1 pole load, 1 empty centerbeam, 2 plastics hoppers, 1 tank, 2 loaded centerbeams and 3 tanks.

Could not tell if gondola was a tie load or empty.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:13 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:396 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1645 with 2 pole loads, 1 gondola, 1 pole load, 1 empty centerbeam, 2 plastics hoppers, 1 tank, 2 loaded centerbeams and 3 tanks.

Could not tell if gondola was a tie load or empty.


Seems the used ties generally come in MOW gondolas.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:29 pm

The last two gons to Beacon scrap said CSX on the side. Could be a Friday run to TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:12 pm

Pixl wrote:The last two gons to Beacon scrap said CSX on the side. Could be a Friday run to TC.


Last 2 gondolas were NS, not CSX (reviewed posted videos).
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 am

TC Man wrote: Last 2 gondolas were NS, not CSX (reviewed posted videos).


Um.... your right.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:14 pm

Horns in Cadillac at 1210. Had a friend tell me they were heard out towards Yuma around 0945 today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:21 pm

Sounded like they left Selma Yard and headed out of town at 1215. 396 and 395 returned from the south at 1345. At first it sounded like they went northbound, but seeing them return from the south makes me think otherwise. :shock:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:56 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like they left Selma Yard and headed out of town at 1215. 396 and 395 returned from the south at 1345. At first it sounded like they went northbound, but seeing them return from the south makes me think otherwise. :shock:


This was a weird day for the Northern Division, I guess. They went to Yuma, and then to McBain? Did they bring anything sizable from Yuma, or just a carload or two of engine sand?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:11 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like they left Selma Yard and headed out of town at 1215. 396 and 395 returned from the south at 1345. At first it sounded like they went northbound, but seeing them return from the south makes me think otherwise. :shock:


This was a weird day for the Northern Division, I guess. They went to Yuma, and then to McBain? Did they bring anything sizable from Yuma, or just a carload or two of engine sand?


Yuma sand pit is shut down- there are many sand cars stored at the sand pit tracks. So unless they got their shovels out and loaded sand into buckets.....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:21 pm

TC Man wrote:
MiRailProductions wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like they left Selma Yard and headed out of town at 1215. 396 and 395 returned from the south at 1345. At first it sounded like they went northbound, but seeing them return from the south makes me think otherwise. :shock:


This was a weird day for the Northern Division, I guess. They went to Yuma, and then to McBain? Did they bring anything sizable from Yuma, or just a carload or two of engine sand?


Yuma sand pit is shut down- there are many sand cars stored at the sand pit tracks. So unless they got their shovels out and loaded sand into buckets.....


I understand that it's closed, but I have heard that there is still sand left over in that plant that the GLC uses that as engine sand...
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:03 pm

There are acres of sand left at the mine, but there is nothing there operating to load any rail cars....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:44 pm

Maybe they hauled some cars over to Yuma for storage. There are some hoppers sitting on the main between Leeson Ave and M-115. Nothing was brought back into the yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:52 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Maybe they hauled some cars over to Yuma for storage. There are some hoppers sitting on the main between Leeson Ave and M-115. Nothing was brought back into the yard.


I did see a post on here talking about how GLC has storage problems when they have heavy traffic. I bet you're right about them hauling cars to storage as that's all the Yuma line is used for anymore.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:31 am

396 currently switching the North Yard in Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:51 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:396 currently switching the North Yard in Cadillac.


Still in North yard, will be headed to TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates August 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:52 am

TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:396 currently switching the North Yard in Cadillac.


Still in North yard, will head to TC.

Good to meet you AAScaleRunner!

Popular place here at north yard, 2 more just pulled in watching GLC switch.


9:32 edit- now approaching Manton.
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