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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 am
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving Cadillac towards Clare around 1035. Seeley Road around 1045.


Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving McBain at 1200.


Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:23 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Heard them on Cadillac's north end just before 1600. Assuming they headed out before 0900 since that is the first time I have heard them today.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:11 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1110.


Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:18 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Heard them return to Cadillac at 1715.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 pm
by AARR
Lots of inbound propane for the distributor in Cadillac and outbound butane from the plant south of Kalkaska.

AANR, would you happen to know the name of the propane distributor in Cadillac (North Yard) that gets the tank cars?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1110.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 pm
by Standard Railfan
AARR wrote:Lots of inbound propane for the distributor in Cadillac and outbound butane from the plant south of Kalkaska.

AANR, would you happen to know the name of the propane distributor in Cadillac (North Yard) that gets the tank cars?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1110.
I was wandering around north yard a few years ago and noted that Blarney Castle Oil Co. was transloading propane on the north end of the yard near Bell Ave.

I see on Google Earth that a new and fairly large propane bulk plant has been built. I have fruitlessly conducted an internet search trying to determine who built it. Does anyone know the operator? Thanks.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:31 am
by AARR
Thank you TC John! I'm unable to post at MIRR.com so I'm posting your response here instead :) .
For AARR
Posted by TC John on 2/20/2019, 8:39 pm
Don, I believe the propane transload in Cadillac was ordered by the state to ensure adequate supply of propane in northern Michigan. I know that Tri-Gas in Traverse City sends tankers there for refill a couple times a week this time of year.
Standard Railfan wrote:
AARR wrote:Lots of inbound propane for the distributor in Cadillac and outbound butane from the plant south of Kalkaska.

AANR, would you happen to know the name of the propane distributor in Cadillac (North Yard) that gets the tank cars?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1110.
I was wandering around north yard a few years ago and noted that Blarney Castle Oil Co. was transloading propane on the north end of the yard near Bell Ave.

I see on Google Earth that a new and fairly large propane bulk plant has been built. I have fruitlessly conducted an internet search trying to determine who built it. Does anyone know the operator? Thanks.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm
by railroader and son
Believe it's Quality Energy.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:50 pm
by AARR
Thank you RR&S. KC posted the same company at MIRR.com so you are probably correct.
railroader and son wrote:Believe it's Quality Energy.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:39 pm
by AANscaleRunner
399 and 329 left Cadillac for Clare at 1115 with 24 cars.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:46 pm
by KC8RBK
Hirailer working just ne of m52 in Oakley 1245

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:37 pm
by AANscaleRunner
329 and 399 returned to Cadillac at 1545 with 27 cars. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:08 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 1130 with at least 20 cars, most of which were for McBain. Didn't see or hear anything yesterday.

Edit: Had not returned as of 1705.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:10 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Maybe this is why not back by 1705.

http://www.9and10news.com/cadillac-driv ... ing-train/

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 am
by Todd_F
^^That would slow things down a bit.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:06 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.


Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:26 pm
by AARR
Even in the cold you have a steady hand 8)
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:26 am
by AANscaleRunner
395 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1015 with 12 cars.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: February 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:37 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1700. More steel panels. I've seen trucks and heavy machinery on the north end where these are offloaded, but no one around when I'm passing by. And yet the loads slowly disappear :lol: ...