Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:32 pm

Unsure if the Cadillac crew left town today. As of 1230 this afternoon they were still attempting to get a car back onto the rails on the east end of Selma Yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:10 am

398 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1000 with 17 cars. Nothing for McBain.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:56 pm

397 and 398 returned to Cadillac at 1530 with 8 cars. Nothing for TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm

Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac around 0930.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:31 pm

382 and 395 into Cadillac at 1420 with 27 cars, most of them tanks. Looks like Owosso crew all the way today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:37 pm

And here they are leaving Cadillac at 1730. Ran to Petoskey yesterday.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby KC » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:05 pm

AANscaleRunner,

It's been said before, but THANK YOU, for the updates.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:50 pm

Saw the tail end of the Owosso/Clare turn in Ithaca from the 127 overpass at 1135. Covered hoppers and ties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby KenB » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:58 pm

Got word from another fan that GLC is working the interchange in ANNPERE in Howell, MI @1253 on Marck 16, 2019. Thay will be going to Osmer to interchange with the Ann Arbor. Has the SD 40 in GLC paint on train
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100 with 20 cars. Looked like 398 and 397.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:52 pm

397 and 398 returned to Cadillac at 1700 with 23 cars, including a centerbeam for TC. And surprisingly, no ties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:46 am

Currently working Selma Yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:22 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1120.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Sorry for the late heads up but GLC went south through Durand with an 85 car grain train at 12:12pm. 396, 382, and 329 for power.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:59 pm

390 and 392 through Temple towards Cadillac at 1552. 28 cars, virtually all of which looked destined for McBain. Very nice- been a long time since I've seen only GP35s on the point.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby railroader and son » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:01 pm

Sounds like Cadillac crew went to TC today,390&392 running Owosso to Cadillac today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby penn central » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:48 pm

Kinda a late report. At 21:30 in Vernon i seen a southbound grain train power was the 329,382,396 and the 399 and 106 loads of grain.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:07 am

398, 397, 392 and 390 leaving Cadillac at 1055 with 40 cars. Would have made a nice video had I been closer to the tracks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:36 pm

399 and 329 returned to Cadillac from the north around 1545. Heard them moving around this morning around 0930. Didn't hear them head north.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby KC » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:00 am

Heading south for the weekend, stopped by Cadillac to check out GLC.
Caught them switching at Tufford (North) Yard on the north end early Friday.
Here's a few shots taken despite the weather acting like it was still winter.

First shot: The 5 bulkhead flats with flat steel loads can be seen while 329-399 work the yard.
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With the snow and wind blowing, a Quality Energy semi waits for the crossing to clear before leaving the yard.
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Finally the weather improves and with sunshine upon us, we get another view of those bulkhead flats.
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Under much better sky's, we see 329 and 399 still working the yard, along with the new sign at the entrance.
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Where are those bulkheads of steel going:
Kaleva Michigan I've been told.

https://www.fischertanks.com/

With Quality Energy trucks hauling them out, this seems like the likely destination.

Next mystery, Who/What is Tufford Yard named after?
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