Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

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Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2018

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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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Track gang is working just south of summerton rd today 1136

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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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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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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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329 and 382 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1055 with 40 cats.

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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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Back to Cadillac through Temple at 1740 with about 30 cars.

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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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Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0945.

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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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382 and 392 NB thru Lake George at 3:15.

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Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 1115.

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Heard them return to Cadillac at 1315. Short trip to McBain and back today.

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Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1030.

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329 and 39? Into Cadillac at 1630. Long string of cars, covered hoppers and tanks mostly.

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382 & 392 north through Durand at 01:04 am.

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

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Southbound through Howell with 329 and 395. Just passing the depot.

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1120.

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