GLC Updates May 2018

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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri May 25, 2018 9:28 am

^^Much appreciated AARR. I didn't know about the Mancelona transload.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 25, 2018 11:27 am

It’s simply the passing siding that doubles as a spur to the feed mill (hasn’t shipped by rail in many years) and the plastic for EJP
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 25, 2018 11:32 am

382 and 329 left Cadillac for Clare at 1150 with 1 covered hopper, 2 tanks, 1 pole load, 3 covered hoppers, 10 or so wood chip hoppers, 9 tie loads, 14 cement empties, 6 covered hoppers, 11 sand and 3 covered hoppers. Last three hoppers were empties from McBain.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Back into Cadillac at 1650. Finally able to catch 329 on the lead...and I didn't have to jog to the tracks.

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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 25, 2018 6:20 pm

And just heard them at 1920. Guessing all those sand hoppers went to Yuma this afternoon.
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Re: Photo Request

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Fri May 25, 2018 9:27 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:
Pixl wrote:My wife makes as an art hobby large tumbler cups with custom graphics and coated with epoxy.

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So I would like to have her make me a GLC themed cup, but I need a few shots of GLC engines. I'ts kinda hard for me to get down to Cadillac to shoot them myself. And to get them here in Traverse is difficult due to the irregular trips and they are always moving. So if someone can help me out I'm looking for a few shots of a GLC engine with a similar poise and angle the NS engine has on the begining of our message board.

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I have a shot of the GLC Fall Color Train in Cadillac with a similar angle of GLC 396. I'll have to find the file, but would you be interested in place of a regular freight train?


You might want to get pictures from Todd_F instead anyways, he does much better photography than I do.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Sun May 27, 2018 2:53 am

Thanks for the advice MiRail, I've sent him a PM but haven't heard back yet. I could guess this nice weather takes priority over our rail hobby this weekend.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 29, 2018 5:32 am

2 gons in North Yard for Beacon. DJJX 30920 and 30631
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue May 29, 2018 8:39 am

329 and 382 were sitting next to the engine house in Cadillac yesterday afternoon. I would bet they take the southbound out of town today.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Tue May 29, 2018 8:51 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:2 gons in North Yard for Beacon. DJJX 30920 and 30631



Thanks for the update! And 3 loads ready to go at Beacon now. Also an empty at Amerhart.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 29, 2018 10:16 am

Headed out of Cadillac towards Clare at little after 1100. Passed Seeley Rd at 1115.



Into McBain at 1125. Out of McBain around 1230.



Through Marion at 1250.

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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 29, 2018 6:11 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1710. Can you guess how I spent my day off? :lol:

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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 30, 2018 10:30 am

395 and 392 left Cadillac for Clare at 1100 with 1 pole load, 3 tanks, 18 tie loads and 7 tanks.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 30, 2018 11:14 am

Nb out of alma about Jefferson rd. 397 leading. I think its 382 and 328 behind that. Lots of sand cars today. 1213
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 30, 2018 11:41 am

Some sort of track equipment almost up to letherer truss. I couldn't tell what kind of implement it was from the highway. 1240
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 30, 2018 1:58 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Some sort of track equipment almost up to letherer truss. I couldn't tell what kind of implement it was from the highway. 1240


Looks like maybe a tamper and ballast regulator. They're further east now.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 30, 2018 2:50 pm

397, 329 and 382 into Cadillac at 1530 with 1 covered hopper, 2 gons, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper, 3 tanks and 85 sand hoppers. Not a typo, 85 sand. Took them close to four minutes to clear Haynes St . Gons were a DJJX and possibly NS. I would guess those are headed to Beacon.
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed May 30, 2018 2:54 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:397, 329 and 382 into Cadillac at 1530 with 1 covered hopper, 2 gons, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper, 3 tanks and 85 sand hoppers. Not a typo, 85 sand. Took them close to four minutes to clear Haynes St . Gons were a DJJX and possibly NS. I would guess those are headed to Beacon.


93 cars and 3 locos? Has to be a record length into Cadillac since the pre-historic dinosaur days?

Also, that means that there are now 4 empties for Beacon (and 3 loads ready to go). Sounds like Beacon is nice business for GLC (and giving us more than 1-2 car trains up here). With the cars coming to TC for scrapping, it's been nice seeing 10-17 cars trains up here (21 on one occasion in March).
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 30, 2018 3:07 pm

It seems like the last time trains were 10+ cars long into TC is in the early 2000's when Cherry Growers, Integrity Iron & Steel and Shultz Snyder & Steele were all regular shippers.

And you're right about a 93 car train into Cadillac. You may have to go back to 1982 when the ferries last operated to get a train with three engines and that many cars.
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AANscaleRunner wrote:397, 329 and 382 into Cadillac at 1530 with 1 covered hopper, 2 gons, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper, 3 tanks and 85 sand hoppers. Not a typo, 85 sand. Took them close to four minutes to clear Haynes St . Gons were a DJJX and possibly NS. I would guess those are headed to Beacon.


93 cars and 3 locos? Has to be a record length into Cadillac since the pre-historic dinosaur days?

Also, that means that there are now 4 empties for Beacon (and 3 loads ready to go). Sounds like Beacon is nice business for GLC (and giving us more than 1-2 car trains up here). With the cars coming to TC for scrapping, it's been nice seeing 10-17 cars trains up here (21 on one occasion in March).
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Re: GLC Updates May 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 30, 2018 5:44 pm

Returned from Yuma at 1830. 2 gons taken to North Yard afterwards, DJJX 950750 and WE 400015.

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