GLC Updates May 2018

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GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 01, 2018 9:39 am

390 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with the AA black hopper, 3 covered hoppers, 1 empty pole flat, 6 loaded wood chip hoppers, 11 empty gons, 1 box, 2 empty pole flats, 1 loaded centerbeam and 25 sand hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 pm

Great Lakes Central rolling north through Mount Pleasant at 13:11

GLC 399 leading
GLC 395
GLC 382

1 plastics hopper
3 hoppers
3 plastics hoppers
13 tie gondolas
6 woodchip gondolas
3 pole loads
1 plastics hopper
2 feed hoppers
3 LPG tanks
53 sand hoppers

88 total
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue May 01, 2018 1:37 pm

With that ^^ big of an ONTN, I'm betting those three units go all the way to Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Tue May 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Great Lakes Central headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 15:40. Audible confirmation only, no visual.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 01, 2018 6:18 pm

I'm leaving work at 1645 and hear them crossing Paluster St south of town. I figure I can make it trackside from the office to catch them. Just made it in time to find a sunny spot between the trees lakeside. And that wind was wicked coming off the lake. But 3 locos and 81 cars, well worth the short jog.

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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 01, 2018 6:40 pm

Thanks for posting your video, AANR. I'm not sure how many 80 car trains there have been in Cadillac since the ferries quit operating in 1982. You may have captured a rare train 8) .

AANscaleRunner wrote:I'm leaving work at 1645 and hear them crossing Paluster St south of town. I figure I can make it trackside from the office to catch them. Just made it in time to find a sunny spot between the trees lakeside. And that wind was wicked coming off the lake. But 3 locos and 81 cars, well worth the short jog.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:50 am

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 12:48

GLC 392 leading
GLC 390

3 hoppers

3 total
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby csx801 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:45 pm

GLC 390 & GLC 392 light power back south through Mount Pleasant at 13:38
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed May 02, 2018 1:00 pm

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 12:48

GLC 392 leading
GLC 390

3 hoppers

3 total


csx801 wrote:GLC 390 & GLC 392 light power back south through Mount Pleasant at 13:38

Likely feed or fertilizer to Rosebush, based on those times.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 02, 2018 1:58 pm

Heard them return from Yuma at 1410. Didn't hear exactly when they headed out there, they were still in Selma Yard around 1000. Heard them move to engine house around 1450.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 03, 2018 8:21 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 0845. Through Lucas at 0905. Currently switching McBain.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 03, 2018 10:06 am

Leaving McBain for Clare at 1105.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 03, 2018 6:52 pm

72 cars out of Cadillac. This is Lucas.



82 cars out of McBain. Dropped off 9, picked up 19.



392 and 390 returned to Cadillac before 1700. Looked like tanks, coke, poles and sand hoppers were brought in. Maybe it will be sunny on my next day off. :lol:
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri May 04, 2018 6:00 am

I was beginning to wonder if you ever had a day off, Mark! :lol:
Gotta say, I love how wildly CSTN's make-up can change at McBain - excluding the sand hoppers, it was almost 2 completely different trains. Thanks for the video and showing a new location (Meyering Rd). My trips up there to chase don't usually offer much time for exploration and improvisation so I appreciate any opportunity to see other folks shots.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 04, 2018 9:21 am

390, 392 and 398 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1000 with 2 pole loads and 13 tie loads. 398 must have been inside when I drove past last night.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby firemedic54 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:26 am

Southbound through Howell. 382 395 and 397 passing the depot. Short train. Mostly empty hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:44 am

firemedic54 wrote:Southbound through Howell. 382 395 and 397 passing the depot. Short train. Mostly empty hoppers.


Ann Pere turn. Dropping off what you saw, picking up 64 cars in the Howell pass CSX sat off yesterday.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby firemedic54 » Fri May 04, 2018 11:32 am

BL2-1843 wrote:
firemedic54 wrote:Southbound through Howell. 382 395 and 397 passing the depot. Short train. Mostly empty hoppers.


Ann Pere turn. Dropping off what you saw, picking up 64 cars in the Howell pass CSX sat off yesterday.

Now northbound. The 382 was the second unit but couldn't see the lead.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1250. They then went to Yuma shortly after 1300 and returned at 1525.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Todd_F wrote:Thanks for the video and showing a new location (Meyering Rd).


Meyering Rd would have an interesting southward shot if you could get a tripod closer to the tracks on the west side of the crossing. Just past the trees at the end of the video there is a long stretch with a slight upgrade at the end allowing you to see the entire train.

Drove past Selma this afternoon. They brought the McBain outgoing cars into Cadillac again on Friday. 3 pole empties, 6 loaded wood chips and 5 empty gons. Also 33 sand hoppers brought back from Yuma.
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