Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:46 pm

396, 393 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1140 with 2 covered hoppers, 7 wood chip hoppers, 7 covered hoppers, 7 tanks, 5 cement hoppers, 3 covered hoppers, 23 tanks, 1 covered hopper and 7 tanks. Obstructed view, numbers may be off.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount pleasant at 1710

GLC 396 leading
GLC 399
GLC 390
GLC 385

2 hoppers
1 feed hopper
1 lumber load
7 feed hoppers
7 plastics hoppers
8 LPG tanks
5 cement hoppers
3 plastics hoppers
23 LPG tanks
1 plastics hopper
7 LPG tanks

65 total

Looks like a meet between the ONTN and 1225 Polar Express will have to occur unless GLC dies before they hit Ashley
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby firemedic54 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:20 pm

Northbound thru Howell. 385 and 390 today. All grain cars. Pretty good amount of cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:03 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000. Did notice a loaded centerbeam in Selma Yard.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:04 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000. Did notice a loaded centerbeam in Selma Yard.



As always thanks for another vid. Let us know if you see the center headed up to TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:56 pm

Returning to Cadillac at 1620.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:07 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1510

GLC 396 leading
GLC 390

6 feed hoppers
7 woodchip gondolas
7 plastics hoppers
13 empty tie gondolas

33 total

Never heard them go north.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 am

Heard them move from Selma Yard to North Yard at 0910. Haven't heard them since, assuming northbound today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:54 pm

Yes, they came thru Traverse City and on to Williamsburg about 1245. I had been coming home from Acme driving Five mile rd. that parallels the line in that area, no train just rusty tracks. I pull into my drive a mile away and I heard them come thru. probably with that centerbeam. Missed by just a few minutes. Oh well, anybody that is out and about might catch the return trip in a hour or so.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:57 pm

According to second-hand sources, 385 brought 1 lumber load and 2 empty gons to TC today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:29 pm

csx801 wrote:According to second-hand sources, 385 brought 1 lumber load and 2 empty gons to TC today.



2 taller gons spotted at Beacon. NSSX Maybe?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:24 pm

385 and 2 empty centerbeams returned to Cadillac at 1630.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:48 am

csx801 wrote:According to second-hand sources, 385 brought 1 lumber load and 2 empty gons to TC today.


TC Man wrote:
csx801 wrote:According to second-hand sources, 385 brought 1 lumber load and 2 empty gons to TC today.



2 taller gons spotted at Beacon. NSSX Maybe?


Confirmed. Someone on Facebook posted rather nice photos of the train milling about TC with the 2 tall gons and 1 lumber car.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am

Todd_F wrote:Confirmed. Someone on Facebook posted rather nice photos of the train milling about TC with the 2 tall gons and 1 lumber car.


Todd, can you move those photos in here or post a link to them. Thanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:37 pm

Pixl wrote:
Todd_F wrote:Confirmed. Someone on Facebook posted rather nice photos of the train milling about TC with the 2 tall gons and 1 lumber car.


Todd, can you move those photos in here or post a link to them. Thanks.



I second that- please post here if you can with permission? I don't have Facebook and would have no clue how to search for these photos.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:17 pm

393, 392 and 385 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1130 with 2 empty centerbeams, 1 tank, 1 pole load, 23 tie loads, 9 tanks, 6 coke empties and 7 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:10 pm

TC Man wrote:
Pixl wrote:
Todd_F wrote:Confirmed. Someone on Facebook posted rather nice photos of the train milling about TC with the 2 tall gons and 1 lumber car.


Todd, can you move those photos in here or post a link to them. Thanks.



I second that- please post here if you can with permission? I don't have Facebook and would have no clue how to search for these photos.
I'll touch base with the photographer and see if he'll share tem here.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:52 pm

392, 393 and 398 return to Cadillac at 1740 with 2 covered hoppers, 2 pole loads, 25 tie loads, 1 covered hopper and 10 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am

[quote="Todd_F"][quote="Todd_F"]
Confirmed. Someone on Facebook posted rather nice photos of the train milling about TC with the 2 tall gons and 1 lumber car.

Can you paste the FB link here? Sometimes I can at least view photos without having an account...
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:40 pm

398 393 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100 with 2 covered hoppers, 2 pole loads, 2 pulp wood loafs, 12 covered hoppers and 8 tanks.
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