GLC Updates April 2018

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Pie is correct. It's used at the shops. I think as engine sand but also possibly for other uses (sand blasting?).
Pie39 wrote:
MiRailProductions wrote:I wonder why they've got that old AA Hopper in the consist! Will they scrap it, or are they using it for sand? I also wonder why the SRI isn't using it for their photo freight, don't they have a couple hoppers just like that?
I've seen it go south through Mt. Pleasant before, I think GLC uses it for locomotive sand. It's in this video:
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Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 16:30

GLC 382 leading
GLC 399

3 feed hoppers
1 idler flat
1 empty pole flat
1 idler flat
1 empty pole flat
1 boxcar
1 MofW flat
40 sand hoppers

49 total

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397 and 390 returned to Cadillac at 1645 with 10 tie loads, 1 empty centerbeam, 1 pole load and 38 sand hoppers. Sand count may be off by a car or two.

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AARR wrote:Pie is correct. It's used at the shops. I think as engine sand but also possibly for other uses (sand blasting?).
Pie39 wrote: I've seen it go south through Mt. Pleasant before, I think GLC uses it for locomotive sand. It's in this video:
Oh, makes sense. Thanks guys!
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Not 100 % sure, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920. A lot of background noise in town today.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:Not 100 % sure, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920. A lot of background noise in town today.
As of 1320 they had not been on the East side of Traverse City. Anybody else see them today?

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Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Not 100 % sure, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920. A lot of background noise in town today.
As of 1320 they had not been on the East side of Traverse City. Anybody else see them today?
More hoppers for scrapping and an empty gondola for loading arrived at Beacon today. They also had a loaded center beam.

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Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Not 100 % sure, but sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0920. A lot of background noise in town today.
As of 1320 they had not been on the East side of Traverse City. Anybody else see them today?
Short video of 397 and a centerbeam on the Ann Arbor Railroad and Successors Facebook page

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GLC apparently picked up a CSX hopper train in Osmer on Sunday, so I look for that to move north soon. I'm not sure if those are loaded at Middleton, Shepherd, Rosebush, or interchange with MMRR in Alma, but I feel like those are Middleton cars based on the CSX rolling stock I've personally seen come and go from Middleton.
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What kind of cars does Oakley usually get?
Todd_F wrote:GLC apparently picked up a CSX hopper train in Osmer on Sunday, so I look for that to move north soon. I'm not sure if those are loaded at Middleton, Shepherd, Rosebush, or interchange with MMRR in Alma, but I feel like those are Middleton cars based on the CSX rolling stock I've personally seen come and go from Middleton.
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It went to Oakley.

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railroader and son wrote:It went to Oakley.
Good to know! I've never had the privilege of seeing/filming anything on that branch.
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Todd, IIRC track speed on Oakley Branch is faster than Middleton so plan your chase accordingly
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railroader and son wrote:It went to Oakley.
Good to know! I've never had the privilege of seeing/filming anything on that branch.
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AARR wrote:Todd, IIRC track speed on Oakley Branch is faster than Middleton so plan your chase accordingly
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railroader and son wrote:It went to Oakley.
Good to know! I've never had the privilege of seeing/filming anything on that branch.
MUCH appreciated info. Thank you tremendously for that!

BTW, Facebookers reported a SBD move through Durand today as well.
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Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 1440. Yes...1440. Went to Yuma this morning around 0845. Heard then again in Selma Yard at 1340.

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East of m52 in Oakley I see glc power backed down a sliding to the north. Cars beyond them on the main 1608

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AARR wrote:Todd, IIRC track speed on Oakley Branch is faster than Middleton so plan your chase accordingly
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railroader and son wrote:It went to Oakley.
Good to know! I've never had the privilege of seeing/filming anything on that branch.
3 unit eb through Oakley at 1752. Coming west out of there 382 will be the leader! Wish I didn't have more work to do, I'd love to see a unit train up there.

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What do you consider east bound? I think of the Oakley branch as North and South.
KC8RBK wrote:3 unit eb through Oakley at 1752. Coming west out of there 382 will be the leader! Wish I didn't have more work to do, I'd love to see a unit train up there.
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Returned to Cadillac at 1755. Looks to me like they brought the Mcbain outgoing cars into Cadillac.


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AARR wrote:What do you consider east bound? I think of the Oakley branch as North and South.
KC8RBK wrote:3 unit eb through Oakley at 1752. Coming west out of there 382 will be the leader! Wish I didn't have more work to do, I'd love to see a unit train up there.
M52 is a north south hwy so considering that you should be able to draw a pretty accurate conclusion.

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