Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:36 am

393 and 392 currently switching North Yard in Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:28 am

Northbound out of Cadillac at 0920 with centerbeams and tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 am

Northbound through Manton at 0950.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Northbound through Manton at 0950.


2 center beams?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:57 am

TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Northbound through Manton at 0950.


2 center beams?


Might be they are going to TC and Kalkaska today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:08 pm

Surprised there was not any cement cars in the consist.

The gas plant, where the tank cars are going, has two tracks with five dock spots each for a total of 10 spots. There is also a long lead to the plant. So to switch more than five cars takes quite a while.
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AANscaleRunner wrote:Northbound through Manton at 0950.


2 center beams?


Might be they are going to TC and Kalkaska today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:46 am

393 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1030 with 7 hoppers from MAC, 2 tanks, 7 coke empties , 1 empty center beam and 18 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:58 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1555. No visual but can hear them clearly. They went north shortly after 1200.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:25 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1620. Caught 3 cement hoppers and 10 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pie39 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:59 pm

Is it still the 393 and 392 in Cadillac? Also, did it snow up there?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:41 am

Pie39 wrote:Is it still the 393 and 392 in Cadillac? Also, did it snow up there?


I didn't catch the locos coming in yesterday. And there's about 1-2 inches of snow here in town.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pie39 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:38 am

Heading north, I hear them from Manton. 393/392.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:41 pm

Just came home at 1840 never got to see or hear them, but there is fresh tracks in the snow at Holiday Rd. , Traverse City. Anybody see the run?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pie39 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:38 pm

They went to Petoskey I believe with covered hoppers, I chased them as far as Mancelona before I headed home.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 pm

Pie39 wrote:They went to Petoskey I believe with covered hoppers, I chased them as far as Mancelona before I headed home.


Hmmnn.. well something ran down the tracks to Willamsburg today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pie39 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:46 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9h8ZPbPeE&t=2s
I got the video from today up, it's not great but you guys might like it anyway!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:25 pm

Pie39 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9h8ZPbPeE&t=2s
I got the video from today up, it's not great but you guys might like it anyway!


I watched it, great job!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby SW » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:36 am

SB just cleared Washington St. in Owosso just now. GLC 399 + 8 coke hoppers (don't know if they are loaded or not).
UPDATE: cars were dropped in the yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0920. No chance to see them leave.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:46 pm

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant at 1340

GLC 397 leading
GLC 396

1 liquid fertilizer tank
6 hoppers
6 plastics hoppers
3 tanks
2 feed hoppers
4 coke hoppers
1 tank
2 cement hoppers
13 LPG tanks
1 feed hopper

39 total
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