Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:08 pm

ONTN picking up 329 in the transfer here in Alma and will be also picking up 6 cars in South End Wright siding once they get the 329 doubled to the train. 18:08
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:40 pm

Now leaving southbound out of southend Wright Siding with the 6 cars blocked and 329 third out.

Shot them at Harrison Rd. They had 59 cars tonight. A lot bigger than normal!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:34 am

Hearing them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1025. No chance to get trackside.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm

HESR3868 wrote:ONTN picking up 329 in the transfer here in Alma and will be also picking up 6 cars in South End Wright siding once they get the 329 doubled to the train. 18:08


Uh...., what is doubled
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:43 pm

396 and 392 light into Cadillac at 1500.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:47 pm

Pixl wrote:
HESR3868 wrote:ONTN picking up 329 in the transfer here in Alma and will be also picking up 6 cars in South End Wright siding once they get the 329 doubled to the train. 18:08


Uh...., what is doubled

It is railroad lingo for putting the train back together. Like taking 2 cuts and making them into 1.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:58 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0850.



Leaving McBain at 0930.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:53 pm

Returned to Cadillac before 1435.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:38 am

GLC Crew went on duty at 0700 to run light engines up to Alma. In Alma, today's engineer on the MMRR will pilot them out to Breckenridge, put the grain train together, then pilot them back. Once they get back to Alma, the MMRR is done for the day and the GLC will most likely run this grain train straight through to Osmer.

08:54, light power is in Alma with MMRR hopping on.

12:18, Train is back into Alma. MMRR crew is off and waiting to realine mainline switches after the tail end clears town.

12:23, Train is clear of Alma with all switches lined back to the main. Highball to Osmer

12:41, change of plans. They are sitting south of Alma while waiting for contracted track work in Ithaca. Then they have some stop and flags as well. Not highballing yet. Since I am gonna relax in the AC for a bit, I won't hear them take off, so to anyone south of Alma wanting to catch it by any chance, I wish you the best of luck
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby csx801 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:58 pm

I took a brief stroll up to Traverse City today for the Cherry Festival. I noticed lots of new ties waiting to be cut in along N Keystone Rd. Nice to see the investment!

Also, SRI passenger cars are stagged at on the north leg of the wye at Walton Jct.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:24 pm

csx801 wrote:I took a brief stroll up to Traverse City today for the Cherry Festival. I noticed lots of new ties waiting to be cut in along N Keystone Rd. Nice to see the investment!

Also, SRI passenger cars are stagged at on the north leg of the wye at Walton Jct.


Thanks for the report. I saw some of the ties spotted a while ago but due to being in a wheel chair after 7 mos. of the hosipital, I have a hard time getting my wife to take me back for some pictures.

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