GLC Updates April 2018

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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:09 pm

^^Three runs to Yuma this week. I like this a LOT! Curious to see if 3 locos on the Turns that meet in Clare becomes the norm... at least until the SD's come online.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:31 am

GLC was in Howell prior to noon on Saturday (395-399+397) bringing with them 32 more cars for CSX, added them to the cars already in the transfer, and put them all into the CSX passing siding, and picked up the 57 cars CSX delivered to them on Thursday. Within the pick up were 12 box cars in a row, ten lettered for MQT and two LRS. Who on GLC is getting this box car traffic and what is in them?
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:40 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Within the pick up were 12 box cars in a row, ten lettered for MQT and two LRS. Who on GLC is getting this box car traffic and what is in them?


Car numbers :) ?
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:09 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Within the pick up were 12 box cars in a row, ten lettered for MQT and two LRS. Who on GLC is getting this box car traffic and what is in them?


Car numbers :) ?

Possible scrapping? Many of those MQT boxes are up against their age limits.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Raildudes dad wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Within the pick up were 12 box cars in a row, ten lettered for MQT and two LRS. Who on GLC is getting this box car traffic and what is in them?


Car numbers :) ?


The two LRS cars were 2227 & 2309. Eight of the ten MQT cars were: 1021,1075,1114,1153,1171,1176,1244, and 1264.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:13 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
Raildudes dad wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Within the pick up were 12 box cars in a row, ten lettered for MQT and two LRS. Who on GLC is getting this box car traffic and what is in them?


Car numbers :) ?


The two LRS cars were 2227 & 2309. Eight of the ten MQT cars were: 1021,1075,1114,1153,1171,1176,1244, and 1264.



Beacon in Traverse City seems to have a taste for scrapping rail cars....
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:51 pm

TC Man wrote: Beacon in Traverse City seems to have a taste for scrapping rail cars....


Seems kinda ironic that a functioning rail car, working brakes etc. come up here as rail traffic just to meet their fate as scrap that is then loaded in gondolas that look worse than the scraped cars did. Whats wrong with these cars anyhow?
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:39 pm

Pixl wrote:
TC Man wrote: Beacon in Traverse City seems to have a taste for scrapping rail cars....


Seems kinda ironic that a functioning rail car, working brakes etc. come up here as rail traffic just to meet their fate as scrap that is then loaded in gondolas that look worse than the scraped cars did. Whats wrong with these cars anyhow?


Once cars reach a certain age, they cannot be used in interchange service any more. They can be used in captive service on the same railroad though.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 pm

Interesting trace, loads currently in Durand as of 13:30, destination of Owosso - HESR
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:04 am

Perhaps for the warehouse in Saginaw?
Raildudes dad wrote:Interesting trace, loads currently in Durand as of 13:30, destination of Owosso - HESR
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby penn central » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:25 am

AARR wrote:Perhaps for the warehouse in Saginaw?
Raildudes dad wrote:Interesting trace, loads currently in Durand as of 13:30, destination of Owosso - HESR

Owosso mmm? Im thinking Georgia Pacific in Owosso. I see those kind of cars at Filer City PCA all the time, Those are probably loaded with roll stock.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:49 am

Oops :oops: You're right PC, I meant GP in Owosso.
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AARR wrote:Perhaps for the warehouse in Saginaw?
Raildudes dad wrote:Interesting trace, loads currently in Durand as of 13:30, destination of Owosso - HESR

Owosso mmm? Im thinking Georgia Pacific in Owosso. I see those kind of cars at Filer City PCA all the time, Those are probably loaded with roll stock.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby penn central » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:19 am

It would be nice wouldn't it AARR the spur into Central Whse is still totally intact maybe some day they will break the rust off of it.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:20 pm

It wasn't too long ago they were shipping GTW 60' hi-cubes to Central Warehouse. I was told it was auto parts from a local plant.
penn central wrote:It would be nice wouldn't it AARR the spur into Central Whse is still totally intact maybe some day they will break the rust off of it.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 am

Headed to Yuma around 0930.

North of Boon around 0945.



Harrietta around 0955.




Returned from Yuma at 1145 with approximately 30 sand hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:28 am

The empty flat cars and the plastic cars from the Ithaca bean plant are gone. I would guess the Friday sb took them.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Thanks for the videos, Mark!
Just out of curiosity, how many times can one catch this train in good weather conditions while obeying speed limits? There was still a good amount of ice on key roads when I was up last Monday which hindered my progress. It looked as though a train could be caught arriving/departing both ends and twice, very comfortably, in between.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:55 pm

Todd_F wrote:Thanks for the videos, Mark!
Just out of curiosity, how many times can one catch this train in good weather conditions while obeying speed limits? There was still a good amount of ice on key roads when I was up last Monday which hindered my progress. It looked as though a train could be caught arriving/departing both ends and twice, very comfortably, in between.


Roads were dry and clear today, however the weather not so sunny. i was able to keep ahead of them by a few minutes out to Harrietta. Didn't have time to stick around and wait for them though. I would think your guess of catching them at both ends and twice in between is pretty good. Maybe even a third shot depending on their speed.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AARR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:03 pm

Nice vantage point, AANR. I like how you caught them coming from a distance.
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Re: GLC Updates April 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:16 pm

397, 399 and 395 rolled into Cadillac at 1545 with 2 covered hoppers, 20 sand hoppers, 1 tank and 18 cement hoppers. Currently switching Selma Yard. Cadillac crew was still switching here in town at 1300.
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