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Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:52 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:53 pm
by Pixl
[quote="AANscaleRunner"]Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

I often see, as in this video, empty centerbeams headed for Clare. TC where I am at usually sends back only one or two from Amerihart. So who is using all the rest of those cars?

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:51 pm
by AARR
Biewer Lumber Sawmill in McBain loads center beams. They were also loading wood chips for a mill in WI but those are now going to the new mill in Grayling and they switched to trucks.
Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

I often see, as in this video, empty centerbeams headed for Clare. TC where I am at usually sends back only one or two from Amerihart. So who is using all the rest of those cars?

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 0945.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:33 am
by KC8RBK
AARR wrote:Biewer Lumber Sawmill in McBain loads center beams. They were also loading wood chips for a mill in WI but those are now going to the new mill in Grayling and they switched to trucks.
Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

I often see, as in this video, empty centerbeams headed for Clare. TC where I am at usually sends back only one or two from Amerihart. So who is using all the rest of those cars?


For a while biewer was also shipping logs. They staged them in lake city and had log trucks haul them to the yard in Cadillac to load on rail cars. Not sure how long that took place or why. They were doing it last year when I was into biewer lake city regularly. I would periodically see the loaded cars come past my house in Charlotte on 501 or 542, the locals that picked up in durand anyway. The chips and loaded biewer beams cars would be on the same train too.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:56 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1640.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:19 am
by AANscaleRunner
They haven't passed by me this morning, so assuming northbound out of Cadillac today.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:48 am
by AANscaleRunner
Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940.



Update: Heard them return at 1515.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:39 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 0925.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:20 pm
by AANscaleRunner
399 and 395 returned to Cadillac at 1410 with 16 cars. Nothing for TC. On a side note, the North American Railcar Association is running an excursion out of town this weekend. Petoskey today, TC tomorrow.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:01 pm
by AANscaleRunner
399 is pulling the Steam Railroading Institute excursions in Cadillac today.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:11 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0845. Didn't see them.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:39 pm
by Steve B
399 and 395 light through Marion towards Cadillac at 1435.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:17 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Steve B wrote:399 and 395 light through Marion towards Cadillac at 1435.


Into Cadillac at 1510.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:13 pm
by HESR3868
ONTN is northbound through Alma. Didn't sound like a set out for the MMRR tonight, but will have to pickup 329 coming south after the MMRR borrowed it to run the 89 car grain train to Breckenridge.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:37 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Left McBain for Clare at 1050.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:55 pm
by HESR3868
Well, as most know, plans change on the railroad. 329 is still sitting on the interchange south of Ely St. ONTN was south through here, (Alma), 10 minutes ago with 399 and 395 and roughly 35+ cars including SRI equipment.

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: June 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:54 pm
by AANscaleRunner
Returned to Cadillac at 1615.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:01 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac at 0850 with 2 empty centerbeams for McBain. Returned at 0940. Last time they only ran to McBain they also ran to TC later in the day. As far as I know there are no cars for TC in Cadillac, but three gonna at Beacon to be picked up. I won't be able to hear them head north.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 am
by AANscaleRunner
Left Cadillac for Clare at 0920. Went to Traverse City yesterday.