Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:21 pm

Great Lakes Central was back south through Mount Pleasant at 1540. I was not trackside to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1755. Too dark to see anything from the house.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1150

GLC 397 leading
GLC 396

12 hoppers
6 plastics hoppers
7 wood chip hoppers
3 LPG tanks

28 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1520

GLC 393 leading
GLC 392

1 plastics hopper
6 hoppers
3 wood chip loads
2 plastics hoppers
2 hoppers
5 tie gondolas
2 tanks
5 LPG tanks
3 hoppers
2 LPG tanks

31 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:32 pm

397 and 396 into Cadillac at 1530 with 7 wood chip hoppers, 3 tanks and 10 MAC hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:36 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1130

GLC 395 leading
GLC 398

3 tanks
3 plastics hoppers
3 loaded tie gondolas
21 LPG tanks
1 cement hopper
1 plastics hopper

32 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:07 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1350

GLC 398 leading
GLC 395

1 loaded centerbeam
2 pulpwood loads
5 LPG tanks
3 tanks (same 3 that went north earlier)
6 LPG tanks

17 Total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:50 pm

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1350

GLC 398 leading
GLC 395

1 loaded centerbeam
17 Total


What was on the centerbeam and where did it ship from. I haven't seen any centerbeams up here in TC for a few weeks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Returned to Cadillac around 1500 or so. Just heard them over Selma Yard way.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:28 pm

Pixl wrote:
csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1350

GLC 398 leading
GLC 395

1 loaded centerbeam
17 Total


What was on the centerbeam and where did it ship from. I haven't seen any centerbeams up here in TC for a few weeks.



The sawmill in McBain occasionally ships lumber. There may be another empty sitting in Selma Yard for them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:49 pm

Heard them move into Selma Yard at 1340. Left Cadillac at 1410 and returned at 1550. Short trip to McBain today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:33 pm

396 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1010 with 12 covered hoppers (10 MAC and 2 feed facility), 7 tanks, 1 tie gon and 9 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:21 pm

Nb past the Ithaca soy bean plant at 1320. Looks like a pretty nice train from the highway.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:24 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant at 1315.
Its been a while since I've seen the CSTN come this far south.

GLC 396 leading
GLC 397

12 hoppers (I counted 8 MAC and 4 feed but I was a distance from the tracks)
1 LPG tank
4 Wood Chip gondolas
3 tie gondolas
6 LPG tanks
1 tie gondola
9 LPG tanks

36 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Sb sitting a little north of shepherd 1340
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:11 pm

Great Lakes Central working HARD north through Mount Pleasant with a beast of a train at 1440. They crawled past me going much slower than typical with all 3 GP35s smoking good and hard.

GLC 392 leading
GLC 393
GLC 390

9 Plastics hoppers
2 hoppers
14 tie gondolas
1 loaded pole flat
1 wood chip gondola
13 hoppers
3 LPG tanks
1 tie gondola
1 feed hopper
1 LPG tank
3 cement hoppers
1 tank
10 LPG tanks
6 Cement Hoppers
2 LPG tanks

68 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:28 pm

It will be awesome if someone gets a video 8)
csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central working HARD north through Mount Pleasant with a beast of a train at 1440. They crawled past me going much slower than typical with all 3 GP35s smoking good and hard.

GLC 392 leading
GLC 393
GLC 390

68 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Into Cadillac at 1810. Too dark to see anything from the house, but sounded like they were working hard.
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