GLC Updates February 2018

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:50 pm

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


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



If I were in charge, I'd have them hide in the woods somewhere just to leave the railfans scratching their heads. :lol:
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby railroader and son » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Didn't see anything in Owosso,GLC track crew's we're busy clearing out the switches and crossing's in Middleton this morning. 3 empties to pickup there,probably a train to Middleton soon.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm

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


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


Heard them back in town at 1410.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:47 am

Left Cadillac towards Clare at 0940. Couldn't get to a spot to see them.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 am

railroader and son wrote:Didn't see anything in Owosso,GLC track crew's we're busy clearing out the switches and crossing's in Middleton this morning. 3 empties to pickup there,probably a train to Middleton soon.
Odd - those boys are on duty at 8am like clock work. Usually pulling out of the engine house by 8:15. Thanks for posting the Middleton info - It'd be nice to catch that Turn again!
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 pm

They arrived in Clare just after 1 PM, from Cadillac it looked like.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm

390, 392, 398 north through Temple at 4:25 with 55 cars, I think.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Into Cadillac shortly before 1800. Atop a strategically placed snow pile. 8 pressurized hoppers in the consist and more empty centerbeams.

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:39 pm

398, 390 and 392 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1100 with 4 pole loads, 2 covered hoppers, 6 wood chip hoppers, 6 tie loads, 1 box, 8 tanks and 2 covered hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:38 pm

Something came thru on the Williamsburg branch. I just saw fresh tracks in the snow and looks like they may have plowed.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Pixl wrote:Something came thru on the Williamsburg branch. I just saw fresh tracks in the snow and looks like they may have plowed.


Perhaps the ballast regulator that they use as a plow on occasion?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:36 pm

AANR, looks like you were on a hill 8) . I wonder if the eight pressurized covered hoppers are carrying cement
AANscaleRunner wrote:Into Cadillac shortly before 1800. Atop a strategically placed snow pile. 8 pressurized hoppers in the consist and more empty centerbeams.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:14 pm

AARR wrote:AANR, looks like you were on a hill 8) . I wonder if the eight pressurized covered hoppers are carrying cement
AANscaleRunner wrote:Into Cadillac shortly before 1800. Atop a strategically placed snow pile. 8 pressurized hoppers in the consist and more empty centerbeams.


I was sitting there waiting and looking at that 12 foot snow pile and said to myself, " The top of that would be a good vantage point." So up I went when I heard them come into town. :lol:
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Here are some of the road numbers of the pressurized hoppers. Perhaps Raildudes dad can shed some light on where they are headed.

CITX 200829
CBFX 44109
TCMX 440115
LCEX 1046
LCEX 1380
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:33 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Here are some of the road numbers of the pressurized hoppers. Perhaps Raildudes dad can shed some light on where they are headed.

CITX 200829
CBFX 44109
TCMX 440115
LCEX 1046
LCEX 1380


LCEX= Lone Star Industries, Inc. DBA Lone Star Cement, now owned by Buzzi Unicem.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1645. Missed the locos and the first few cars but caught 19 tie loads, 10 tanks, 1 covered hopper, 1 loaded centerbeam and 2 covered hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby penn central » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:59 pm

TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Here are some of the road numbers of the pressurized hoppers. Perhaps Raildudes dad can shed some light on where they are headed.

CITX 200829
CBFX 44109
TCMX 440115
LCEX 1046
LCEX 1380


LCEX= Lone Star Industries, Inc. DBA Lone Star Cement, now owned by Buzzi Unicem.

That's what i thought they looked like cement for Elmira very nice.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Confirmed - loads for Elmira
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:26 pm

RDD, are you able to look up where they are loaded?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:09 am

Not 100 % sure, but possibly already northbound out of Cadillac. Heard them around 0830 on the north end, by the time I got out that way, I didn't spot them anywhere.
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