Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:08 pm

397 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1550 with 7 tie loads, 2 cement hoppers, 6 tanks and 8 covered hoppers. Looked like 7 grain and 1 plastic.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:14 pm

396 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1150 with 3 covered hoppers, 7 tanks, 19 tie loads and 7 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Pie39 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:26 pm

398-385 switching Clare now.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:17 pm

Someone still switching Clare @ 15:12. Didn't catch road numbers, as I only saw the headlights from US-127.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm

I've watched the road crews switch Clare a few times. Those crews were hustling. There can be a lot to do in Clare some days that might take them a few hours to complete.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:58 pm

The Osmer Turn just passed the depot in Durand heading south at 8:52pm. The consist was 398, 385, 10 tank cars, 6 covered hoppers, 5 open hoppers, 2 gondolas, 2 open hoppers, 4 gondolas, and 7 more tankcars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:37 am

Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby KC » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:54 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920.


Caught up with them in Kalkaska 396-397,

arriving into town they pass the depot:
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working the Magnum transload siding:
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Decided not to chase north, US131 wasn't a friendly road to drive on today.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:27 pm

398 and 385 came into Cadillac at 1335. Don't know what all was brought with them, but they are currently switching North Yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:02 pm

Did they have cement cars in the consist? Doesn't look like it.
KC wrote:Caught up with them in Kalkaska 396-397, arriving into town they pass the depot: working the Magnum transload siding: Decided not to chase north, US131 wasn't a friendly road to drive on today.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:34 pm

398 and 385 leaving Cadillac at 1635.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:37 pm

Looks like two crews were working today on the Northern Division...

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 pm

AARR wrote:Did they have cement cars in the consist? Doesn't look like it.
KC wrote:Caught up with them in Kalkaska 396-397, arriving into town they pass the depot: working the Magnum transload siding: Decided not to chase north, US131 wasn't a friendly road to drive on today.

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AARR, if you zoom in on the first pic, sure looks like many short hoppers after the first longer ones. Guessing those are cement??
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby KC » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:33 pm

AARR wrote:Did they have cement cars in the consist? Doesn't look like it.


Nine (9) cement cars in train.
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Bonus shot :D :
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:33 am

Thanks KC. As always appreciate your pictures :)
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:42 pm

396 and 397 leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 1135. Took nothing with them. Switched both yards for slightly over two hours.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:40 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1335 with 1 hopper. Looks like the switched McBain and went no further.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:24 pm

Sb past the Ithaca soy bean plant at 1418. 3 units and about 20 3 bay covered hoppers. Middle unit looked like it was half primer on the long hood
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:49 pm

You saw the 10th Anniversary unit. There are pictures of it somewhere on this board.
KC8RBK wrote:Middle unit looked like it was half primer on the long hood
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:28 am

Heard horns from the engine house on my walk into work this morning at 0620. Didn't hear or see them yesterday.
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