Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

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Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:26 am

They must be switching around Clare, I can hear them on the radio from the highway. There is an empty beam car at Letherer Truss ready to be pulled 1120
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:38 am

Track gang is working just south of summerton rd today 1136
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Bagley is closed today with barricades either side of the tracks. It looks like ABC 12 is doing an interview with someone in a hard hat and new reflective vest. I didn't see if the other vehicle there had glc markings. So far no equipment on the job. 1158
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby railroader and son » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:54 pm

MDOT is closing that intersection for good do to the number of fatal accidents over the year's there. Bagley will become a dead end road off Washington,and a culder sack will be constructed there in the spring.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:26 pm

railroader and son wrote:MDOT is closing that intersection for good do to the number of fatal accidents over the year's there. Bagley will become a dead end road off Washington,and a culder sack will be constructed there in the spring.


That will be convenient for great lakes when it comes to switching the new bean plant. I wondered how well that would go over if they had to block it for extended periods to shuffle a unit train. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:56 am

329 and 382 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1055 with 40 cats.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby Steve B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:15 pm

I know it'll be safer, but it's still sad to see part of Old US-27 severed. Sometimes when going north that way I'd take that part into Ithaca. It was like taking a time machine back to the 1950s when I cruised off the busy divided highway directly onto the old two-lane.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby Steve B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:47 pm

Back to Cadillac through Temple at 1740 with about 30 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:33 am

Possible northbound out of Cadillac at 1030. Only heard them once in that direction.

Edit:: Gons and lumber not in North Yard this afternoon at 1300. I'm guessing in TC today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:53 am

Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0945.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 am

I read on another board that as you indicated they went to Traverse City
AANscaleRunner wrote:Possible northbound out of Cadillac at 1030. Only heard them once in that direction.

Edit:: Gons and lumber not in North Yard this afternoon at 1300. I'm guessing in TC today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby ChiefMeesh » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm

382 and 392 NB thru Lake George at 3:15.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:17 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 1115.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:22 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1315. Short trip to McBain and back today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:46 am

Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1030.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:28 pm

329 and 39? Into Cadillac at 1630. Long string of cars, covered hoppers and tanks mostly.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:06 am

382 & 392 north through Durand at 01:04 am.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:36 am

329 and 395 left Cadillac for Clare at 1130 with 50 cars. Went north yesterday.
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