Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:30 am

Not 100 %, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0930. I haven't heard them since.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby GP-35 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:15 am

Big train coming from the north, They are recrewing at Marit this AM 41 cars. Should be around 70 cars when they go south. hopefully AARunner can cath them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:27 am

GP-35 wrote:Big train coming from the north, They are recrewing at Marit this AM 41 cars. Should be around 70 cars when they go south. hopefully AARunner can cath them.


Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name??
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:16 pm

TC Man wrote:
GP-35 wrote:Big train coming from the north, They are recrewing at Marit this AM 41 cars. Should be around 70 cars when they go south. hopefully AARunner can cath them.


Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name??
I believe he means Merit Energy, which I think is in the Kalkaska area, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Merit Energy is in McBain
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GP-35 wrote:Big train coming from the north, They are recrewing at Marit this AM 41 cars. Should be around 70 cars when they go south. hopefully AARunner can cath them.


Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name??
I believe he means Merit Energy, which I think is in the Kalkaska area, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC railman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:29 pm

HaS there been a train to TC in a while?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:30 pm

AARR wrote:Merit Energy is in McBain

Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name??
I believe he means Merit Energy, which I think is in the Kalkaska area, but I'm not sure.[/quote][/quote]

Viking Energy is in McBain. :) Merit Energy is indeed the place south of Kalkaska that gets the tank cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:05 pm

Oops :oops: You re correct TC Man :lol: I thought of McBain because of the number of cars GP35 said was in the consist. 40-70 car trains between Cadillac and Clare while not common have occurred. A 40 car train north of Cadillac is very rare.
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AARR wrote:Merit Energy is in McBain

Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name?? I believe he means Merit Energy, which I think is in the Kalkaska area, but I'm not sure.


Viking Energy is in McBain. :) Merit Energy is indeed the place south of Kalkaska that gets the tank cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:41 pm

AARR wrote:Oops :oops: You re correct TC Man :lol: I thought of McBain because of the number of cars GP35 said was in the consist. 40-70 car trains between Cadillac and Clare while not common have occurred. A 40 car train north of Cadillac is very rare.
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AARR wrote:Merit Energy is in McBain

Where is "Marit"? No such city, or is it a railroad name?? I believe he means Merit Energy, which I think is in the Kalkaska area, but I'm not sure.


Viking Energy is in McBain. :) Merit Energy is indeed the place south of Kalkaska that gets the tank cars.


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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:12 pm

TC Man wrote:There are 2 empty center beams at Amerhart in Williamsburg. Not sure when they arrived as loads....


I don't know when those centerbeams slipped past us. I looked at the tracks yesterday and again today. They have about a week or so of rust on them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:20 pm

Pixl wrote:
TC Man wrote:There are 2 empty center beams at Amerhart in Williamsburg. Not sure when they arrived as loads....


I don't know when those centerbeams slipped past us. I looked at the tracks yesterday and again today. They have about a week or so of rust on them.


They may have been dropped more than a week ago?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:09 pm

Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 1340. Heard them moving around for the next couple of hours. No chance to see what they brought back into town, I hate it when work interferes with train watching. :lol:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:57 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 0900.

Here they are going through Lucas at 0915.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:07 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1200

GLC 385 Leading
GLC 390
GLC 396

9 plastics hoppers
1 hopper
4 coke hoppers
5 tie gondolas
10 woodchip gondolas
1 woodchip gondola (tie loads)
1 coke hopper
18 LPG tanks
4 feed hoppers
1 hopper
3 LPG tanks
1 tank

58 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:53 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 0900.

Here they are going through Lucas at 0915.



Nice job on that video, thanks
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:59 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1530

GLC 390 leading
GLC 385

2 plastics hoppers
5 feed hoppers
5 LPG tanks
1 plastics hopper
3 LPG tanks
1 wood chip gondola
5 plastics hoppers
8 empty tie gondolas
20 cement hoppers

50 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:15 pm

392, 393 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1600 with 51 cars in tow.

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