Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 am

395 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0945 with 14 cars, 11 of them for McBain.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:06 pm

MMRR had the GLC 329 and 4 other motors out of Hemlock today. This was the second CN grain train on the MMRR and for Andersons. The GLC crew was piloted back to Alma and took over at around noon. From there they took the train to Durand and set all 105 cars out at around 2pm. With all 4 motors, they shot south and got recrewed somewhere between Durand and Howell. In Osmer they will (if not already) be grabbing another grain train for Shepherd and Rosebush and running it north to spot tonight.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 am

Thanks for that info HESR3868. Running on the MMRR would have been an incredible move to document on that gorgeous day.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:31 am

No Problem Todd! If I didn't have sports I would've been out for sure.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:38 am

395 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930 with 18 cars, 4 of them for McBain.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0850.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:26 am

Working plastic in clare. Not sure which train. 1226
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 1450. Looks like they ran to Kalkaska today, string of tanks with an EOT in North (Tufford) yard. Also drove past Selma Yard to see what's sitting there, mostly cars for McBain with a few coke hoppers in the mix. Doesn't appear there is anything for TC in either yard, unless it is well hidden.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:31 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1020.



Returned at 1635.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:34 pm

I like your elevated video. It's funny how some of the scrap tie gons are stacked neatly and others messy.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1020.

Returned at 1635.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:17 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1615. A gondola for Beacon and the passenger consist for The Trout Festival in Kalkaska this weekend.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 am

395 and 397 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1015 with 12 cars, all for McBain.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1645.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:18 am

Nice shot of the passenger consist arriving. I'm guessing they will truck the steam engine up there? I'm planning to be up there on Friday for the Kalkaska trips.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Steamlogger » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Dan Cluley wrote:Nice shot of the passenger consist arriving. I'm guessing they will truck the steam engine up there? I'm planning to be up there on Friday for the Kalkaska trips.

I can confirm the trucking of the steam engine. I saw it on a trailer northbound on US 131 in Grand Rapids near Ann street at 4:45 today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:01 am

397 & 395 with about 28 cars south out of Cadillac about 10:45.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:20 am

In Kalkaska the steam engine is on the north end of the train. Cabooses on south end. Trips are going to go north out of town.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:04 pm

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The 12:30 trip stopped just short of Rabourn road and is headed back south at 13:00.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: April 2019

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:20 pm

Dan Cluley wrote:
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The 12:30 trip stopped just short of Rabourn road and is headed back south at 13:00.


This will be useful for my chase tomorrow. Thank you!
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