GLC Updates January 2018

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GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:47 am

385 & 390 working Owosso freight yard at 8:45am - confirmed Clare run today.

Updates:
10:15 departing Owosso
1:19 arrived in Clare
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 am

Heard them on the north end of Cadillac a bit ago. Won't be in town when they leave.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:01 pm

Cadillac Turn arrived in Clare at 2:59
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1800. Too dark to see anything from the house.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:18 pm

390 and 385 leading the Osmer Turn south through Durand at 9:15pm. Consist was 14 covered hoppers, 2 boxcars, 12 covered hoppers, 8 tankcars, 2 center beams (1 loaded, 1 empty), 1 covered hopper, and 4 tankcars. 43 total.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:26 pm

Great Lakes Central OSTN through Durand at 2114:
GLC 390
GLC 385

14 Grain Hoppers
2 Boxcars
12 Misc. Hoppers
8 Tanks
1 Empty Centerbeam
1 Loaded Centerbeam
1 Plastics Hopper
4 Tanks

43 total
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm

GLC Osmer Turn north through Durand at 2:39pm.

GLC 395
GLC 398
GLC 399

2 covered hoppers
2 high top open hoppers
2 covered hoppers
1 tank car
2 covered hoppers
6 tank cars
1 covered hopper
1 open hopper
2 tank cars
2 gondolas
3 open hoppers
2 gondolas
5 open hoppers
4 tank cars
2 covered hoppers
6 tank cars
5 gondolas

48 total

Lots of what appeared to be wood (maybe railroad ties? Hard to tell with snow on them) piled up in most of the open hoppers and gondolas. Don't know what customer that is for, but their getting a lot of it.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:44 pm

The cogeneration plant in McBain has a license to burn old railroad ties. GLC built a new spur into their plant property a year or two ago. Prior to that they were transloading from Selma Yard in Cadillac. They were projecting 2000 carloads a year. I don't think they get that many but it's still a good and steady customer.
atrainguy60 wrote:Lots of what appeared to be wood (maybe railroad ties? Hard to tell with snow on them) piled up in most of the open hoppers and gondolas. Don't know what customer that is for, but their getting a lot of it.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:04 pm

The 48 cars on the northbound GLC train at Durand today with GLC 385+398+399 all came off the CSX Howell passing siding at the noon hour. Far as I know, GLC came to Howell only to pick up these cars, They had been sitting in the Howell pass since December 29th. GLC had to wait nearly two hours for CSX track people to clear up just to come over onto CSX to get the cars.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:13 pm

396 and 397 are in Cadillac. Came into town at 1740. Looked like wood chip hoppers, grain hoppers, long string of tanks and an empty centerbeam.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:40 pm

After seeing the GLC go south through Durand this morning around 0935, I went to Osmer in hopes that they'd show up. What I found was that though they never showed up, there was quite a bit of action. The AA had picked up all of the cars that went south last night this morning and left a large amount of grain hoppers at Osmer, filling both siding tracks. Two GLC hirailers were working in Osmer, digging out switches and unfreezing them, as well as inspecting the sidings and the grain hoppers. With this, I would expect GLC to come back south again this week to pick up the strings of hoppers. I'll be on the lookout, hopefully others could report if they leave Owosso for Osmer.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:17 pm

Doesn't seem the MAC transload in Cadillac has been as busy as in the past
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:13 pm

390 and 385 were going south through Durand with 1 tankcar and about 5 covered hoppers at 8:08pm.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:29 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:390 and 385 were going south through Durand with 1 tankcar and about 5 covered hoppers at 8:08pm.


Cool, maybe I'll be able to get them!
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:03 pm

AARR wrote:Doesn't seem the MAC transload in Cadillac has been as busy as in the past
AANscaleRunner wrote:grain hoppers



That should have said feed hoppers for Wyoming Feeds. :roll:
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:16 am

397 396 currently working North Yard in Cadillac 0900.

Update: Moved to Selma Yard about 0915. Currently working there.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1235.

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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1830.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 am

396 and 397 currently working North Yard in Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:51 am

Moved to Selma Yard.
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