Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:16 am

KC8RBK wrote:Nb past the Ithaca soy bean plant at 1320. Looks like a pretty nice train from the highway.


csx801 wrote: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


Two opposing trains on the GLC, one with three 35's, in the sun... Great Odin's beard that would have been fantastic to film!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:29 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1045.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:39 pm

Nb across m46 at 1337. 2 units in the lead but that's all I could see from the highway
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:53 pm

Great Lakes Central North through Mount Pleasant at 1415

GLC 397 leading
GLC 395

2 Plastics hoppers
19 hoppers
14 tie gondolas
5 feed hoppers

40 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1545
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:09 pm

Sb at m46 1608. 3 units, 3 loaded chip hoppers, a few empty ones
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:29 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1645.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 pm

AAN,
Thanks for the vid, very good.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:51 am

Pixl wrote:AAN,
Thanks for the vid, very good.


You're welcome. I tried to get the trio coming into town but ran out of daylight. :(
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:52 am

393 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0945 with 7 wood chip hoppers and 10 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:16 pm

Nb coming into mt pleasant 1215. I couldn't see the head end from the highway
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:15 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1515. In no position to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:10 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1515. In no position to see them.


There are 2 empty center beams at Amerhart in Williamsburg. Not sure when they arrived as loads....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:56 am

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1150

GLC 385 leading
GLC 390

13 tie gondolas
6 hoppers
10 LPG tanks
2 plastics hoppers
4 tanks

35 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:10 pm

393 and 392 leaving Cadillac at 1200 with 3 covered hoppers, 1 wood chip hopper, 8 tie loads and 10 covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:45 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:393 and 392 leaving Cadillac

They are one operational GP35 away from full (functional) representation in Clare today. Not a bad start to a Monday!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Are the 38-2's assigned to a grain unit train today?
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AANscaleRunner wrote:393 and 392 leaving Cadillac

They are one operational GP35 away from full (functional) representation in Clare today. Not a bad start to a Monday!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:50 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1640

GLC 390 leading
GLC 385

3 feed hoppers
1 loaded woodchip gondola
11 empty tie gondolas
28 hoppers (10 from MAC, 18 from Rosebush)

43 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:57 pm

392 and 393 into Cadillac at 1525 with 13 tie loads, 6 covered hoppers, 10 tanks, 2 covered hoppers and 4 tanks. Quick turnaround today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 pm

If they hurry they can do a little deer hunting before sundown :)
AANscaleRunner wrote:392 and 393 into Cadillac at 1525 with 13 tie loads, 6 covered hoppers, 10 tanks, 2 covered hoppers and 4 tanks. Quick turnaround today.
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