Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby TC railman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:11 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:395 and 399 left Cadillac for Clare at 0915 with 3 covered hoppers and 2 pole loads.

Any runs to tc this week or last week?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby TC railman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:27 am

I found out why.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:02 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 1235

GLC 396 leading
GLC 398

1 TSBY hopper
1 Plastics hopper
1 TSBY hopper
1 Plastics hopper
2 tie hoppers
7 cement hoppers
3 LPG tanks
1 plastics hopper
2 LPG tanks

19 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:12 pm

I don't know how you can recall each type of car on a moving train but I like that you do :D
csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant 1235

GLC 396 leading
GLC 398

1 TSBY hopper
1 Plastics hopper
1 TSBY hopper
1 Plastics hopper
2 tie hoppers
7 cement hoppers
3 LPG tanks
1 plastics hopper
2 LPG tanks

19 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:05 pm

AARR wrote:I don't know how you can recall each type of car on a moving train but I like that you do :D

The GLC runs a few hundred feet from my window, so I usually type it in as it goes by. If I am not able to, I'll log it via paper and pencil, or smartphone video to reference later. I like video because I can take note of small details like loads, empties, reporting marks, build dates, and other small details that I cannot otherwise catch. I have a small journal log that I try and keep up on if I can. I would like to eventually gather enough data to report on monthly shipment/car counts, trends, and changes; though that is a rather lofty goal.

Back south at 1435

GLC 398 leading
GLC 396

1 plastics hopper
1 empty centerbeam
6 plastics hoppers
1 TSBY hopper
3 plastics hoppers
2 pole flats
3 MOCX hoppers

17 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:58 pm

399 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1525 with 2 tie loads, 7 cement hoppers, 3 tanks, 1 covered hopper and 2 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby C&O6088 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:43 pm

As for the Traverse City traffic...Amerhart is/has opened a location in Grand Rapids and I believe is along the Grand Elk. With this new location, I wonder if some of the loads that would have gone up to TC are now going to GR? Also, I believe only 3 hoppers were delivered/filled at Beacon Recycling and nothing for past month. I hope the three loads were not the trial run and they opted out or maybe still assessing?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby TC railman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:00 am

C&O6088 wrote:As for the Traverse City traffic...Amerhart is/has opened a location in Grand Rapids and I believe is along the Grand Elk. With this new location, I wonder if some of the loads that would have gone up to TC are now going to GR? Also, I believe only 3 hoppers were delivered/filled at Beacon Recycling and nothing for past month. I hope the three loads were not the trial run and they opted out or maybe still assessing?
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Well lets pray that amerhart still gets loads!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:07 am

Amerhart - Grand Rapids is in the former Barclay Ayres & Burch, then Galloup facility at 1655 Steele SW. Just east of the yard but never had a siding.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:50 am

TC railman wrote:
C&O6088 wrote:As for the Traverse City traffic...Amerhart is/has opened a location in Grand Rapids and I believe is along the Grand Elk. With this new location, I wonder if some of the loads that would have gone up to TC are now going to GR? Also, I believe only 3 hoppers were delivered/filled at Beacon Recycling and nothing for past month. I hope the three loads were not the trial run and they opted out or maybe still assessing?
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Well lets pray that amerhart still gets loads!




I doubt the GR location will affect the TC location. As for Beacon, maybe just email them and ask? I'm sure they will not bite...Id stop in there but I'm back in Los Angeles. Did go to Fullerton again yesterday, front row seating for BNSF, Amtrak, Metra Rail. Didn't go 10 minutes without a BNSF train passing, or 3 at the same time. Nice restaurant with outdoor seating on the trackside as well. Didn't see any GLC come through, lol!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:24 am

GLC 396 (leading) & 398 building their train in Owosso at 8:22am.
Heading to Clare today, stopping in Mt Pleasant, and work in Clare.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:30 am

Is the stop in Mt Pleasant for "beans"?
Todd_F wrote:GLC 396 (leading) & 398 building their train in Owosso at 8:22am.
Heading to Clare today, stopping in Mt Pleasant, and work in Clare.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:39 am

AARR wrote:Is the stop in Mt Pleasant for "beans"?
Todd_F wrote:GLC 396 (leading) & 398 building their train in Owosso at 8:22am.
Heading to Clare today, stopping in Mt Pleasant, and work in Clare.

I'm unsure, sorry.
I do know they'll be leaving Owosso with 25 cars though.
UPDATE: they will pick up 2 cars in MtP today and 3 cars on Wednesday.
Departed Owosso at 9:15am.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:46 am

Reason I ask is there are no customers (that I know of) in Mt. Pleasant.
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AARR wrote:Is the stop in Mt Pleasant for "beans"?
Todd_F wrote:GLC 396 (leading) & 398 building their train in Owosso at 8:22am.
Heading to Clare today, stopping in Mt Pleasant, and work in Clare.

I'm unsure, sorry. I do know they'll be leaving Owosso with 25 cars though.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:28 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0920 with 1 wood chip hopper and 4 tie loads.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:41 am

See update AARR^^
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:22 am

I've seen GLC leave cars on the siding in Mount Pleasant before, but not for anything more than short term storage. I will drive by and inspect this morning before GLC hits the city limits.

1130 edit:
There are 5 hoppers on the siding in Mount Pleasant:
AEX 18888
IFRX 70913
CGEX 1477
CGEX 1158
MOCX 416450

They appear to be loaded. I'm guessing GLC left them here while Cadillac made room for them. Will try and see what they take south
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:39 am

Great Lakes Central North through Mount Pleasant at 1137

GLC 396 leading
GLC 398

2 plastics hoppers
1 feed hopper
4 hoppers
3 coke hoppers
11 tie loads
1 cement hopper
1 LPG tank
1 woodchip hopper
1 tank

25 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:56 am

Owosso Turn arrived Clare at 12:31pm
Cadillac Turn departed Clare at 12:50pm
Owosso Turn departing Clare at 1:10pm
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates September 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Great Lakes Central just snuck past me headed south through Mount Pleasant at 1345
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