GLC Updates February 2018

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Pixl wrote:
railroader and son wrote:Seen picture's on a GLC Facebook page of them ripping up the hoppers,in the past the practice has been shove from Boardman Yard.


I looked at the GLC facebook page. Only a dozen or so pictures none this recent. Maybe I had the wrong page?



Try this page. Lots of other cool photos also.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaarr
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:49 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Try this page. Lots of other cool photos also.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaarr


I see lots of cool photos like you said, but didn't find the hoppers getting ripped up. Can you check the link again or move the photos in here.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:
Try this page. Lots of other cool photos also.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaarr


I see lots of cool photos like you said, but didn't find the hoppers getting ripped up. Can you check the link again or move the photos in here.


Look in middle of page, one pic there.

Also, looks like they pulled the train to Beacon, uncoupled one loco, put in siding, pulled ahead on main, pulled train back and rearranged locos. Neither run around was used and quite obvious a loco plow went across main on the road crossing to Beacon.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:44 pm

TC Man wrote:Look in middle of page, one pic there.


Thanks for the reply, but I'm going to let this go. Still no see. Facebook can be tricky at times for link backs.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:31 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:
Try this page. Lots of other cool photos also.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaarr


I see lots of cool photos like you said, but didn't find the hoppers getting ripped up. Can you check the link again or move the photos in here.



I tried to link just the photo, but my 8 year old computer wouldn't let me. Closest I could get was the entire page.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:49 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:
Try this page. Lots of other cool photos also.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaarr


I see lots of cool photos like you said, but didn't find the hoppers getting ripped up. Can you check the link again or move the photos in here.



I tried to link just the photo, but my 8 year old computer wouldn't let me. Closest I could get was the entire page.



There is one photo of Beacon, this link should take you to the photo:

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1 ... tn__=EHH-R


[img]https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1576405202395728&id=100000787891618&set=gm.10155359208723785&source=57&refid=18&__tn__=EHH-R/[img]
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:31 pm

TC Man wrote:Impressive! So I'm guessing these 10 scrapped hoppers should turn into many gondola scrap loads for GLC. Hopefully?

So how does this work? Would Beacon have paid GLC a certain scrap value for the cars (with "free" delivery), and then GLC would make some revenue when the scrap is shipped out in gondolas (assuming Beacon ships the scrap via rail)?


Anyone have some business insight on my above question?[/quote]

A bit of speculation on my part: Beacon may be getting per car to cut up and load the remains. GLC may keep ownership until the scrap is sold to a mill or a broker.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:11 am

Standard Railfan wrote:
TC Man wrote:Impressive! So I'm guessing these 10 scrapped hoppers should turn into many gondola scrap loads for GLC. Hopefully?

So how does this work? Would Beacon have paid GLC a certain scrap value for the cars (with "free" delivery), and then GLC would make some revenue when the scrap is shipped out in gondolas (assuming Beacon ships the scrap via rail)?


Anyone have some business insight on my above question?


A bit of speculation on my part: Beacon may be getting per car to cut up and load the remains. GLC may keep ownership until the scrap is sold to a mill or a broker.[/quote]

Thanks! That makes good sense (even if just a guess, you're the first one to offer a guess)! I can see that making good business sense.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby chapmaja » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:00 pm

I drove by Chilson Siding yesterday and the siding was cleaned out, so the cars stored there may have been moved to be scrapped as well, or brought out of storage for revenue service.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.



Returned at 1525.

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:05 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

Returned at 1525.


Wow, where did those four empty
centerbeams come from heading South?
And why would three empty centerbeams come back? Seems kinda inefficient.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:10 am

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

Returned at 1525.


Wow, where did those four empty
centerbeams come from heading South?
And why would three empty centerbeams come back? Seems kinda inefficient.


The empties come to Cadillac from the south and then go right back south empty to McBain for the Place in McBain that loads them. There is no runaround in McBain so they direction of the switch means they have to come up to Cadillac first. Learned that from AARR. :)
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:12 pm

I was impressed to see four center beams. Usually it's one or sometimes two. Although a couple of them may be from Traverse City returning empty after delivering loads to Amerhart.

AANR, thanks for your videos. I like that you have a steady hand (even in the cold) and show the whole train. :D
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Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

Returned at 1525.


Wow, where did those four empty
centerbeams come from heading South?
And why would three empty centerbeams come back? Seems kinda inefficient.


The empties come to Cadillac from the south and then go right back south empty to McBain for the Place in McBain that loads them. There is no runaround in McBain so they direction of the switch means they have to come up to Cadillac first. Learned that from AARR. :)
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby railroader and son » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:23 pm

There's was about 10 empty centebeams that went north last week. Seen them in the yard in Owosso 2 different day's. Brewer Logistics,a division of Brewer Lumber has been hauling a lot of lumber south though Mid Michigan. It would appear that there train loads are going up as well.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:49 am

385 and 390 in Owosso. Heading to Clare today.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:47 am

396 and 399 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1015 with 1 wood chip hopper and 10 tie loads.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm

They swapped 385 for 399 at Clare - both trains departedClare at 2:30 PM
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:55 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1650, caught 20 tie gons.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 pm

I haven't heard anything in Cadillac today. Maybe northbound?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:42 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:I haven't heard anything in Cadillac today. Maybe northbound?


They didn't show here on the Williamsburg branch as of 1330.
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