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Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:38 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 1045.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:58 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Some flats of what looks like rail in the North Yard.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:35 pm
by TC railman
AANscaleRunner wrote:Some flats of what looks like rail in the North Yard.

Wonder if they are gonna be the new ones for TC?

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:14 am
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 1045 with 7 cars.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:44 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1640.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:59 am
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 398 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0955 with 28 cars.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:26 pm
by AANscaleRunner
398 and 329 running light back into Cadillac at 1220.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:10 am
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 1045 with 20 cars.

Edit: Had not returned as of 1730 when I left work.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Trip to TC today as per some Facebook trolling. Must have left early as I didn't hear them at all this morning.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:06 pm
by AARR
From TC John at MichiganRailroads.com, "Picked up a load from Beacon, dropped off 2 DJJX cars for loading. Picked up 2 empties from Amerhart and dropped off at least 2 loads."
AANscaleRunner wrote:Trip to TC today as per some Facebook trolling. Must have left early as I didn't hear them at all this morning.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:17 pm
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 1200 with 34 cars.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:52 am
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 1040 with 38 cars. 5 of which were for McBain.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1650.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:24 am
by AARR
There are three blocks of feed cars totaling about 10 for the feed warehouse
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1650.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:41 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Driving around town today and took a couple photos. The flat cars with steel loads are being offloaded in Cadillac. Looked like rail to me when viewed from a distance, definitely steel plates of some sort. They have also started offloading coke at the feed facility in addition to Selma Yard. Picture isn't all that great with the position of the sun this afternoon. Selma Yard mostly has feed hoppers and coke hoppers. North Yard has cement and plastics hoppers and many tanks.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:19 pm
by Raildudes dad
Flats came from the Nucor mill in Tuscaloosa AL. They produce steel plate according to their website.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:41 pm
by Standard Railfan
I wonder who in the Cadillac area has need for carloads of plate steel.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:25 pm
by railroader and son
Taking a wild guess on that steel plate coming in. LC Manufacturing in Lake City could be the customer,there specialty is forging&processing. They use large plate steel,and by directly from the mills. Only place I can think of around Cadillac,or Northern Michigan that would receive those types of quantities.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:18 pm
by AANscaleRunner
railroader and son wrote:Taking a wild guess on that steel plate coming in. LC Manufacturing in Lake City could be the customer,there specialty is forging&processing. They use large plate steel,and by directly from the mills. Only place I can think of around Cadillac,or Northern Michigan that would receive those types of quantities.


3 out of the 4 flats have been unloaded as of this afternoon. Haven't seen any trucks or equipment. Just tracks in the snow.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:21 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1530. Sequential numbering this afternoon. Left before 0930. I believe they went north to Petoskey yesterday.