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GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:36 am
by AANscaleRunner
Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0925.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:49 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Drove out to Cadillac's north end around 1745 to see if they had returned to town yet. (They hadn't.) But did notice a big sign near the MAC facility that read Welcome to Great Lakes Central Railroad Tufford Yard. Wasn't there a few days ago. Does North Yard have an official name now?

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:40 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Ann Arbor Railroad and Successors Facebook page has a photo of 382 and 398 in front of the Filling Station in Traverse City today.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:32 pm
by AARR
It’s been referred to as North Yard as long as I can remember
AANscaleRunner wrote:But did notice a big sign near the MAC facility that read Welcome to Great Lakes Central Railroad Tufford Yard. Wasn't there a few days ago. Does North Yard have an official name now?

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:48 pm
by TC Man
AANscaleRunner wrote:Ann Arbor Railroad and Successors Facebook page has a photo of 382 and 398 in front of the Filling Station in Traverse City today.



2nd time one of the 6 axle locos have been to TC. Can you post or link photo here? I can't find such site and don't have FB.

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:45 am
by AANscaleRunner

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:55 am
by AARR
Thanks AANR

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:07 am
by TCBrent
Looks like the Chef Pierre (Sara Lee) plant in Traverse City has been sold again:

https://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-re ... -and-vansr

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:53 am
by TC Man


Thanks! 2018 has been an interesting year in TC for firsts. First time (that I can remember) for a Saturday train (freight), first time (and twice now) that we've had 6-axle power up here), and first time we can more than once see trains ranging up to 21 cars. And GLC was here Saturday and yesterday, so technically twice in a week.

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:44 am
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:09 am
by TC Man
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.


Found this video of GLC 382 leading the train in Traverse City yesterday. They eventually left with a nice 7 car train- 2 empty center beams and 5 Beacon loads):


Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:24 am
by KC8RBK
Nb maybe half way between alma and shepherd. 382 and 396. 2 orange potash cars on the head end. Who gets those up here? 1 pole load, empty beam, lots of gons, high and low sides, plastic and black tank towards the tail 1222

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:50 am
by KC8RBK
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.


Must be in clare, I can hear both conductor and engineer on the radio from the interstate. 1245

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:09 pm
by AANscaleRunner
382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:42 pm
by TC Man
AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.



Has the sand outright stopped for now?

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:44 am
by Todd_F
TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.



Has the sand outright stopped for now?
According to someone who works for GLC, it’s very cyclical. I honestly don’t know the first thing about the extraction, handling, storage processes of sand so I can’t even guess what makes it cyclical. Climate?

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:54 am
by AARR
It's fracking sand so I would think the amount of oil drilling dictates the amount of sand required
Todd_F wrote:
TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.


Has the sand outright stopped for now?
According to someone who works for GLC, it’s very cyclical. I honestly don’t know the first thing about the extraction, handling, storage processes of sand so I can’t even guess what makes it cyclical. Climate?

Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:07 am
by AANscaleRunner
Currently switching McBain on the way to Clare. Looked like a 30+ car train left Cadillac.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:03 pm
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1700 with 15 cars. Mostly covered hoppers.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:54 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 1025 with 22 cars, mostly for McBain.