Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Not 100 %, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0930. I haven't heard them since.

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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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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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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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Merit Energy is in McBain
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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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HaS there been a train to TC in a while?

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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.[/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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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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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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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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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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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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Left Cadillac for Clare at 0900.

Here they are going through Lucas at 0915.


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


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