GLC Updates April 2018

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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:26 pm

Still hearing them on Cadillac 's north end at 1220.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:50 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Still hearing them on Cadillac 's north end at 1220.


Fresh tracks in the snow at the 5 mile rd. crossing East side of TC. I noted this about 1330 and am having lunch at the Bayview
Inn right next to the line. I'll watch to see if they have been both ways or yet to return to TC.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC railman » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Still hearing them on Cadillac 's north end at 1220.


Fresh tracks in the snow at the 5 mile rd. crossing East side of TC. I noted this about 1330 and am having lunch at the Bayview
Inn right next to the line. I'll watch to see if they have been both ways or yet to return to TC.



My friend got a pic in tc but they were going opposite directions so it’s aint to good of a photo.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:27 pm

TC railman wrote: My friend got a pic in tc but they were going opposite directions so it’s aint to good of a photo.


As I was coming home from lunch I saw GLC headed EAST across Holiday Rd. toward Williamsburg with two loaded centerbeams about 1450. They have all of us off guard today. The fresh tracks I saw earlier I can only guess maybe was M of W hi-rail clearing switches and crossings.

So heads up for anyone wanting to photograph GLC as they will be back thru TC in a hour or so, and then on to Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:47 pm

Pixl wrote:
TC railman wrote: My friend got a pic in tc but they were going opposite directions so it’s aint to good of a photo.


As I was coming home from lunch I saw GLC headed EAST across Holiday Rd. toward Williamsburg with two loaded centerbeams about 1450. They have all of us off guard today. The fresh tracks I saw earlier I can only guess maybe was M of W hi-rail clearing switches and crossings.

So heads up for anyone wanting to photograph GLC as they will be back thru TC in a hour or so, and then on to Cadillac.


They may have to go to Beacon as well for a loaded gondola.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:22 pm

GLC Northbound Through Durand at 1449:

GLC 399
GLC 395


2 Plastics Hoppers
4 Cement Hoppers
1 LPG Tank Car
1 Cement Hopper
1 Coke Load
1 Tie Load
1 Coke Load
3 Tank Cars
1 Pole Load
1 Cement Hopper
2 LPG Tanks
16 Cement Hoppers

34 Total

Looks like cement traffic is picking up again as the weather gets warmer. I'm not confusing these with the sand hoppers, as all of these had LCEX/CBFX reporting marks and the sand is coming in HWCX hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 pm

It would be kind of cool to know how the cement loads get broken up.
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4 Cement Hoppers
1 LPG Tank Car
1 Cement Hopper
1 Coke Load
1 Tie Load
1 Coke Load
3 Tank Cars
1 Pole Load
1 Cement Hopper
2 LPG Tanks
16 Cement Hoppers
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:21 pm

AARR wrote:It would be kind of cool to know how the cement loads get broken up.
MiRailProductions wrote:2 Plastics Hoppers
4 Cement Hoppers
1 LPG Tank Car
1 Cement Hopper
1 Coke Load
1 Tie Load
1 Coke Load
3 Tank Cars
1 Pole Load
1 Cement Hopper
2 LPG Tanks
16 Cement Hoppers


GLC is still in TC! Edit, they left about 5:50pm after leaving Beacon. 4 more hoppers and an empty gondola spotted on the Beacon spur. One of the former TSBY/AA double door box cars remains at the very end of the spur. It continues to escape the torch, so still wondering if Beacon is keeping it for themselves.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:48 pm

Great Lakes Central rolling North through Mount Pleasant at 21:45.

GLC ??? Leading
GLC ???

14 Hoppers
6 Plastics hoppers
3 tanks

23 total

The 14 hoppers looked to be former TSBY 3 bay hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:36 pm

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central rolling North through Mount Pleasant at 21:45.

GLC ??? Leading
GLC ???

14 Hoppers
6 Plastics hoppers
3 tanks

23 total

The 14 hoppers looked to be former TSBY 3 bay hoppers.


Ah 14 more cars for Traverse City- Beacon. Odd time for NB through Mt Pleasant. But then having a train in Traverse City today at close to 6pm is very odd too.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:48 am

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 02:45

GLC 395 Leading
GLC 399

1 Plastics hopper
19 hoppers (Rosebush)

20 total.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:57 am

Great Lakes Central 399, 395, 398, 390 still running air test in a Owosso at 9:55am, it will split in Ashley; 1 loco & 3 hoppers will go to Middleton, 3 locos & big train clear straight to Clare. Another big cut of sand hoppers on rear.

As per strange GLC schedule comments above; a crewman just told me business is great and they're even considering a couple more SD40's.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:00 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1055.

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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Pie39 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:55 pm

Todd_F wrote:Great Lakes Central 399, 395, 398, 390 still running air test in a Owosso at 9:55am, it will split in Ashley; 1 loco & 3 hoppers will go to Middleton, 3 locos & big train clear straight to Clare. Another big cut of sand hoppers on rear.

As per strange GLC schedule comments above; a crewman just told me business is great and they're even considering a couple more SD40's.

I think it was back in June I talked to a conductor who said that the "quiet shortline" was turning into a very busy operation, and some good changes were coming. It's great to see that come to fruition!
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:59 pm

ONTN arrived in Clare at 1300 and left his train south of town. CSTN horns west of Clare at 1400.

Update CSTN 397, 392, 396 departing Clare at 1435 with 54 cars.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 15:25

GLC 398 Leading
GLC 395
GLC 399

2 Plastics hoppers
2 Wood Chip Gondolas
2 Plastics hoppers
5 Empty tie Gondolas
8 Coke hoppers
35 Sand hoppers

54 total
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:01 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1650.

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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:27 am

396, 392 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1115 with 4 wood chip hoppers, 3 tanks and 30 sand loads. Ran to Yuma beforehand.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Steve B » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:56 pm

A bit late with this info but they passed through Temple (MP 200.7) at 15:56 yesterday on their way back to Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1515. Missed the locos and the first few cars but caught 12 tie loads, 1 pole load, 1 covered hopper, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper and 20 sand hoppers.
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