Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:05 am

398 and 395 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with 1 wood chip hopper, 5 tie loads and 10 or 11 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:09 am

Great lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1205

GLC 397 leading
GLC 399

11 hoppers
7 plastics hoppers
3 coke hoppers
3 tie gondolas
9 wood chip gondolas
1 plastics hopper
1 lumber load
2 LPG tanks
3 cement hoppers

40 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:04 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1500

GLC 399 leading
GLC 397

3 loaded wood chip gondolas
4 LPG tanks
4 Plastics hoppers
11 empty tie gondolas
7 LPG tanks

29 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:16 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1510 but didn't get a chance to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:14 pm

Noticed this evening the MAC facility in Cadillac has a string of hoppers waiting to be loaded.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:34 am

Signal maintainer working on the South Airport (Grawn Branch crossing) bright and early at 8am this morning. Could not tell if it was a GLC truck (it was white with a topper and roof rack) or a contractor like National Signal (not sure if they have their own signal people).
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby firemedic54 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:30 pm

SB through Howell. 399 and 397 just passing the depot. Lots of grain hoppers amongst the mix.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:06 pm

After a few hours of switching 398 and 395 left Cadillac for McBain with 9 wood chip hoppers and 3 tie loads. Returned at 1320.

I didn't see or hear them yesterday, assuming they went north before 0900.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:26 am

398 and 395 left Cadillac for Clare at 0910 with 2 covered hoppers, 4 tanks, 8 cement hoppers, 14 tanks and 1 covered hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:58 pm

392, 393 and 385 return to Cadillac at 1700 with 3 tanks, 1 covered hopper, 3 pole loads, 2 covered hoppers, 3 coke hoppers, 3 wood chip hoppers, 7 tie loads, 2 cement hoppers, 2 tanks, 1 covered hopper, 3 tanks and 8 covered hoppers.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:12 pm

Wow! All GP35s up there!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm

I am not sure when Great Lakes Central snuck passed me today, but it would have had to have been after 1400. I've been trackside almost all day and have not seen them. I did see what appeared to me MofW crews working north of M-20 earlier today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 pm

Here's a longer video of today's trio.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:02 am

Fantastic stuff, Mark! Thank you for sharing that magnificent lash-up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:12 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1245

GLC 397 leading
GLC 399

12 liquid fertiliser tanks
1 loaded centerbeam
2 plastics hoppers
1 empty centerbeam
1 loaded centerbeam
7 LPG tanks
1 hopper
8 LPG tanks

33 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:54 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1550. I could hear them as far as Rosebush but was not able to stick around to get a car count.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1540. In no position to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am

Got to Cadillac at 7:15 this morning. Locomotives nowhere in sight. Heading north to look for a train.

UPDATE. I'm north of Fife Lake and the rails have a really thick coat of frost on them so I don't think he's been through yet. I'll wait here a bit.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:26 am

Horns on the north end of Cadillac at 0820.
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