GLC Updates August 2018

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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:07 am

Pixl wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Will the old Ann Arbor boxcars and one old DTSL boxcar in Cadillac suffer the same fate as TSBY #1994?


Maybe GLC is storing stuff in them, therefore still in use.


I'm still curious about that former AA box car on the main near the "end of track" sign. Keeps avoiding the torch since it was delivered in April. Was even on the Beacon siding at the very end, then in June removed and placed on the main, where it's been ever since- occasionally moved around during switching, but never put back on the Beacon siding. Must be some mystery behind that.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:09 am

396 and 329 left Cadillac for Clare at 1100 with 32 cars. Most for McBain.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm

329 and 396 returned to Cadillac at 1645 with 35 cars. Nothing for TC today. Mostly cement and ties.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 am

396 and 329 left Cadillac for Clare at 0935 with 6 cars.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:02 pm

329 and 396 returned to Cadillac at 1530 with 17 cars. Mostly cement. Nothing for TC today.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:23 am

Switched Cadillac's North Yard for about an hour or so this morning and returned to the engine house.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 pm

GLC 397 and 398 arrived in Owosso this morning at 11am from the north with about 20 black tankcars in tow, mostly Procor.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:46 am

Heard them leave Cadillac towards Clare at 0940. No chance to see them.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:36 am

Nb by Ithaca soy bean plant at 1230. 2 units, a deep well flat with a transformer on it, 2 lumber loads, lots of ties, black tanks, plastic, some empty chip hoppers. Would have been great to get a video with that oversize load.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:06 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Nb by Ithaca soy bean plant at 1230. 2 units, a deep well flat with a transformer on it, 2 lumber loads, lots of ties, black tanks, plastic, some empty chip hoppers.


The lumber loads are probably coming up here to TC, but I wonder where the transformers are going?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Pixl wrote:
KC8RBK wrote:Nb by Ithaca soy bean plant at 1230. 2 units, a deep well flat with a transformer on it, 2 lumber loads, lots of ties, black tanks, plastic, some empty chip hoppers.


The lumber loads are probably coming up here to TC, but I wonder where the transformers are going?


Doesn't east Jordan have a project going?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Occasionally a transformer will be unloaded off a team track south of Traverse City but in this case it could be for the new steel mill near Elmira
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KC8RBK wrote:Nb by Ithaca soy bean plant at 1230. 2 units, a deep well flat with a transformer on it, 2 lumber loads, lots of ties, black tanks, plastic, some empty chip hoppers.


The lumber loads are probably coming up here to TC, but I wonder where the transformers are going?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:34 pm

AARR wrote:Occasionally a transformer will be unloaded off a team track south of Traverse City but in this case it could be for the new steel mill near Elmira
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KC8RBK wrote:Nb by Ithaca soy bean plant at 1230. 2 units, a deep well flat with a transformer on it, 2 lumber loads, lots of ties, black tanks, plastic, some empty chip hoppers.


The lumber loads are probably coming up here to TC, but I wonder where the transformers are going?



The track south of TC is actually Consumers Energy's siding (not a public team track). I also have a photo of 2 well cars being unloaded from the main in Grawn across US-31 from Cherryland Electric's headquarters. That was about 4 or so years ago.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:41 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1735.

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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:39 am

Thanks for the video Mark! I was hoping you'd catch this train, for the depressed flat w/ transformer load. I guess it didn't go as far as Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:27 am

I think Consumers Power in Alma gets an occasional transformer load but since it was sighted in Ithaca it seems like it would be going further north
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:10 pm

Today right around noon, GLC was northbound just north of Mancelona with 396 and 329 with a decent sized train of hoppers, looked like plastics and cement.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:30 pm

="TC Man"


The track south of TC is actually Consumers Energy's siding (not a public team track). I also have a photo of 2 well cars being unloaded from the main in Grawn across US-31 from Cherryland Electric's headquarters. That was about 4 or so years ago.


I've seen M of W cars parked on that Consumers siding as well as rails and ties occasionally. Must be that Consumers shares the siding with GLC.

TC Man, can you post the grawn photos. thanks.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:03 pm

Todd_F wrote:Thanks for the video Mark! I was hoping you'd catch this train, for the depressed flat w/ transformer load. I guess it didn't go as far as Cadillac.



You're welcome Todd. As soon as I read the post about the transformer, I started to listen for the horns south of town. :lol: I am curious as to where it ended up though.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:05 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Today right around noon, GLC was northbound just north of Mancelona with 396 and 329 with a decent sized train of hoppers, looked like plastics and cement.


They lined these up Wednesday morning. I thought for sure they were headed to Petoskey then.
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