Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:07 am

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



North end working on a Saturday? Neck maybe a TC run? Thete are 2 empties in Williamsburg. Maybe they had loads brought up to Cadillac yesterday?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TCBrent » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:09 am

Seems like the plow may need to make an appearance? 2 feet of snow in places around TC in the past couple days.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:17 am

TCBrent wrote:Seems like the plow may need to make an appearance? 2 feet of snow in places around TC in the past couple days.


Does great lakes still maintain the 2 plows in working order in Cadillac? I remember seeing them as far south as Clare when I was in high school. They put it on the tail end of the nb train to tow it back. I never did get to see it in use down there but I'm sure it's happened back in the day.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:45 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
TCBrent wrote:Seems like the plow may need to make an appearance? 2 feet of snow in places around TC in the past couple days.


Does great lakes still maintain the 2 plows in working order in Cadillac? I remember seeing them as far south as Clare when I was in high school. They put it on the tail end of the nb train to tow it back. I never did get to see it in use down there but I'm sure it's happened back in the day.


They only own one plow (the big orange former AA plow), and they also use ballast regulator to plow snow (that was in TC last winter and up to Petoskey. It derailed in downtown Fife Lake last winter as it made the news.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates December 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:13 pm

Driving around this morning, snow plow hasn't been moved. That was my guess also when I heard them yesterday. Looked like some lp tanks have been moved around in the north yard. Just surprising to have heard them so early in the morning and on a Saturday. I didn't get out of the office until 0915 yesterday and didn't hear anything else all day.
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