Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

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Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:10 pm

Big mixed freight went south past the depot in Durand with 396, 395, 397, and 98 cars at 4:55pm.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm

Heard them first around 1300 on the north end of Cadillac. Then heard them moving between the two yards for the next 3 hours. May have stayed in town and switched all afternoon.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 pm

399 and 382 left Cadillac for Clare at 1235 with 46 cars. Mostly tanks and ties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 pm

GLC went south through Durand at 10:10pm with 398, 399, and 382 for power, and 22 cars. Second time they've gone south out of Owosso today, the first turn leaving early in the morning and returning early afternoon.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:11 pm

Southbound mixed freight went through Durand at 3:05pm with 399 and 397 and 48 cars
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:07 pm

395 and 396 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1550 with 2 tie loads and 2 empty centerbeams. Suspect they are only going as far as McBain after hearing them switch around town all day.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 pm

397 and 399 returned north through Durand at 7:38pm. 1 covered hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:22 pm

Left Cadillac at 1115 with 28 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:46 pm

395 and 390 through Temple towards Clare at 1335 with 33 cars. Nice to see a GP35. Hopefully not on its way to a deadline! Sounded like it was still earning its keep today, though.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby Todd_F » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:40 pm

Steve B wrote:395 and 390 through Temple towards Clare at 1335 with 33 cars. Nice to see a GP35. Hopefully not on its way to a deadline! Sounded like it was still earning its keep today, though.
I believe 390 and 392 are still active and seeing action while 385 and 393 have issues that pretty much sideline them. As far as I know the latter are not retired or off the roster, as of yet. Perhaps there is a member who knows for sure the status of 385 and 393 though.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:57 pm

397 and 398 through Temple at 1541 towards Cadillac with 17 cars, seemingly indicating that 390 went on to Owosso, hopefully just for some work in the shops!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm

399, 382, and 27 cars were going south through Durand at 4:48pm.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:29 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1640. It was a little windy on top of the mountain. :lol: There's a good look at the steel plates that have been coming in.

I'm thinking what I thought was 396 two days ago was actually 390 obscured by snow.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby 1TrackMind » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:31 pm

Any idea where the plates are going?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:35 am

1TrackMind wrote:Any idea where the plates are going?



They are being off-loaded in the North Yard. I've seen trucks and front loaders there, but no one around. Speculation has them going to Lake City Forge. There have been around ten loads that I've seen thus far.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:09 pm

Anyone know when a train to Middleton is due?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 am

MQT1223 wrote:Anyone know when a train to Middleton is due?
I wish. I've only seen that run once in my life--and I had me camera equipment handy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CJ3XpL8eU
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:17 pm

398 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1145 with 25 cars. 12 for McBain. Maybe went north yesterday.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby railroader and son » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:46 pm

Been a week or so since a train was in Middleton. There are fertilizer empties for pickup,MAC was moving a ground pile all week into their silos. Wouldn't be surprised if a unit train was coming soon,I'll try to give a heads up if they do.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: March 2019

Unread postby AARR » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 am

Nice elevated video AANR
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1640. It was a little windy on top of the mountain. :lol: There's a good look at the steel plates that have been coming in.

I'm thinking what I thought was 396 two days ago was actually 390 obscured by snow.
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