GLC Updates February 2018

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 pm

Could be, there's a scale track in Owosso at least there was back in the days I was a conductor on the Lake Central Rail Tours excursion trains.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:31 am

Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0915.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:15 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0915.


Nothing here in TC as of 1245. Must have gone the Kalkaska way.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0915.


Nothing here in TC as of 1245. Must have gone the Kalkaska way.


I don't think they had anything for Amerhart. So if they did come to TC today it would just be to Beacon to drop off those 2 and pick up the one load waiting.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby railroader and son » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Dropped off 10 TSBY 3 bay coverd hoppers at Beacon for
scrapping,already ripping them apart today.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:02 pm

railroader and son wrote:Dropped off 10 TSBY 3 bay coverd hoppers at Beacon for
scrapping,already ripping them apart today.


Did they bring up the two DJJX gons too? That'd make for a 12 car train... the longest train into TC in quite a while.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Looks like they brought the 2 back and left again with all 3
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:54 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:Looks like they brought the 2 back and left again with all 3



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)?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:10 pm

IIRC a end of line sign was placed in the rails a little south of Beacon which places the passing siding in Grawn OOS. So did GLC push the cars to Beacon? Did they have engines at each end (push-pull)?
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railroader and son wrote:Dropped off 10 TSBY 3 bay coverd hoppers at Beacon for
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Did they bring up the two DJJX gons too? That'd make for a 12 car train... the longest train into TC in quite a while.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 pm

AARR wrote:IIRC a end of line sign was placed in the rails a little south of Beacon which places the passing siding in Grawn OOS. So did GLC push the cars to Beacon? Did they have engines at each end (push-pull)?
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railroader and son wrote:Dropped off 10 TSBY 3 bay coverd hoppers at Beacon for
scrapping,already ripping them apart today.


Did they bring up the two DJJX gons too? That'd make for a 12 car train... the longest train into TC in quite a while.


I believe they shove backwards from the run-around at Boardman Yard or at the depot.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:16 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:
AARR wrote:IIRC a end of line sign was placed in the rails a little south of Beacon which places the passing siding in Grawn OOS. So did GLC push the cars to Beacon? Did they have engines at each end (push-pull)?
I believe they shove backwards from the run-around at Boardman Yard or at the depot.


Seems they would do push pull, as I can't imagine conductor riding 12 cars up in ice cold weather? Anyone get pics?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby railroader and son » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:40 pm

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.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TCBrent » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:46 pm

Here’s a photo I grabbed of the Beacon siding in Traverse City this evening.
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 pm

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.


Do you have a link you can share?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:24 am

TC Man wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:Looks like they brought the 2 back and left again with all 3



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?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:05 pm

396 and 399 left Cadillac for Clare at 1135 with 3 empty centerbeams, 1 pole load, 2 covered hoppers, 3 tanks, 4 wood chip hoppers, 5 tie loads, 12 tanks, 7 coke hoppers, 1 tank and 3 DJJX gons.

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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:06 pm

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?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:16 pm

TCBrent wrote:Here’s a photo I grabbed of the Beacon siding in Traverse City this evening.


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Anyone know where those hoppers came from? They remind me of the TSBY cars they pulled out of Frankfort on the last run out of there just before the line was abandoned. Anyone remember seeing that?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:36 pm

They look like the cars that have been stored at the abandoned Ethanol Plant in Ithaca (Now being resurrected as a soy bean processing plant). These cars were used in seasonal grain shuttle service between Cadillac and Middleton.

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TCBrent wrote:Here’s a photo I grabbed of the Beacon siding in Traverse City this evening.


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Anyone know where those hoppers came from? They remind me of the TSBY cars they pulled out of Frankfort on the last run out of there just before the line was abandoned. Anyone remember seeing that?
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Re: GLC Updates February 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:27 pm

I stopped at Beacon this afternoon, one of the hoppers was flipped over on it's side and the wheel sets were still on the rails. Also the snow over the rails on the main line is undisturbed beyond Beacon so they must have pushed the cars in from TC.


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