GLC Updates February 2018

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GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:36 am

396 and 399 left Cadillac towards Clare at 0920,with 1 empty centerbeam.

Back into town at 1030. Short trip to McBain this morning.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:29 pm

2 gons pulled from Beacon 3pm today, destination, Marion OH
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:2 gons pulled from Beacon 3pm today, destination, Marion OH



How did they run south and also TC at the same time? 2 crews amd locomotive sets up north again? Were you abke to trace the empty DJJX gon that came up yesterday to Cadillac?

Unlesd they took the empty center beam to McBain then wrnt back north to TC?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:27 pm

They went to McBain to set out the empty centerbeam then returned to Cadillac and proceeded to Traverse City is what I would guess they did
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Raildudes dad wrote:2 gons pulled from Beacon 3pm today, destination, Marion OH


How did they run south and also TC at the same time? 2 crews amd locomotive sets up north again? Were you abke to trace the empty DJJX gon that came up yesterday to Cadillac?

Unlesd they took the empty center beam to McBain then wrnt back north to TC?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:57 pm

AARR wrote:They went to McBain to set out the empty centerbeam then returned to Cadillac and proceeded to Traverse City is what I would guess they did
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Raildudes dad wrote:2 gons pulled from Beacon 3pm today, destination, Marion OH


How did they run south and also TC at the same time? 2 crews amd locomotive sets up north again? Were you abke to trace the empty DJJX gon that came up yesterday to Cadillac?

Unlesd they took the empty center beam to McBain then wrnt back north to TC?


That's 3 runs to TC in the last 7 days. Queue the local TC train complainers. Lol.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:22 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1745. 2 gons sitting behind the engine house tonight.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 pm

I don't have the 3rd gon number. If someone can get it, I'll add it to to my Beacon trace :) Based on my memory there were 3 which I'm guessing is their "pool"
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:08 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:I don't have the 3rd gon number. If someone can get it, I'll add it to to my Beacon trace :) Based on my memory there were 3 which I'm guessing is their "pool"


Per AAScalerunner, DJJX 950876 arrived in Cadillac from the south as an empty Wednesday evening. I assume they would have taken this to TC today when they picked up the 2 loads.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:15 pm

Placed at Beacon at 14:15 2/1/18
Added to the list :)
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:50 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:Placed at Beacon at 14:15 2/1/18
Added to the list :)


Thanks RDD! Nice to see the added business in TC and on the Grawn branch that went 8 years without a single train!
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:21 am

396 and 399 left Cadillac for Clare at 1000 with 1 pole load for McBain, 2 pulp wood loads, 1 tank, 4 covered hoppers, 3 tanks, 1 covered hopper, 5 tanks, 2 Beacon gons and 5 tanks.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:06 pm

399 and 396 returned to Cadillac at 1520 with 15 tie loads, 3 wood chip hoppers, 12 tanks, 1 boxcar and 5 covered hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 am

396 and 399 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with 3 wood chip hoppers, 15 tie gons, 2 covered hoppers and 6 tanks.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Returned at 1715.

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:47 am

396 and 399 left Cadillac for Clare at 0915 with 2 covered hoppers, 6 tanks, 1 boxcar and 14 tie loads.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:396 and 399 left Cadillac for Clare at 0915 with 2 covered hoppers, 6 tanks, 1 boxcar and 14 tie loads.


Same consist plus a plastics hopper and 398 / 397 south through Mount Pleasant at 13:45.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:34 pm

399 and 396 into Cadillac at 1605 with 10 TSBY 3 bay hoppers, 2 tanks, 3 coke hoppers, 1 wood chip hopper, 1 pole load, 3 empty centerbeams, 5 tie gons, 1 covered hopper, 1 tank, 2 DJJX gons, 4 tanks and 7 covered hoppers.

DJJX 30293, 30137
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:44 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:399 and 396 into Cadillac at 1605 with 10 TSBY 3 bay hoppers, 2 tanks, 3 coke hoppers, 1 wood chip hopper, 1 pole load, 3 empty centerbeams, 5 tie gons, 1 covered hopper, 1 tank, 2 DJJX gons, 4 tanks and 7 covered hoppers.

DJJX 30293, 30137


These 2 DJJX gons will make 6 cars to Beacon in the last 10 days. And these two made a QUICK turnaround! Picked up as loads from Beacon on Feb 1st, went south from Cadillac to Marion, OH on the 2nd, and already back in Cadillac to go to Traverse City again. There is one loaded gondola at Beacon now as well. So far this year, Beacon has received more cars than Amerhart.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Something is not correct. According to the car history DJJX 30293, 30137 are loads in Cadillac on 2/6 after returning north from Owosso.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:38 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:Something is not correct. According to the car history DJJX 30293, 30137 are loads in Cadillac on 2/6 after returning north from Owosso.



Could they be overloaded? Seems back when the place was Integrity Iron and Metal (before it was Rifkin), they regularly had loads come back as overloaded. Integrity eventually installed a track scale, which Rifkin removed when they bought the place and didn't use rail.
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