Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

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Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:21 am

Heard that they are on the way to Traverse City this morning. Ran to Petoskey yesterday.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:36 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1610.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:31 pm

Looks like they laid over somewhere other than Cadillac Thursday night because there are cars from both Traverse City and Petoskey in their consist.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1610.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm

AARR wrote:Looks like they laid over somewhere other than Cadillac Thursday night because there are cars from both Traverse City and Petoskey in their consist.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1610.


Power was set out at Walton Junction from what I understand. Good thing I didn't wait for them to return to Cadillac yesterday. :lol:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1040.



Returned to Cadillac at 1640.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.



Returned to Cadillac at 1715. Here they cross Seeley Rd five minutes earlier.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:57 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1035. Don't believe they ran yesterday.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:12 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0910.



Returned to Cadillac at 1415.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940.



Returned to Cadillac at 1555.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:47 am

I haven't seen or heard anything on the south side of Cadillac this morning. Could be running north today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 am

I noticed yesterday driving by Ithaca that bean place appears to be receiving grain by truck.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:05 pm

North bound 90 car empty grain by Howell at 10:50 with GLC 390-392 on the head end. Didn't think I would ever see a pair of GP35s traveling alone on the same train again. Earlier this morning, a CSX road train sat off 35 cars for GLC in the CSX Howell passing siding. This is becoming the norm now that Lansing local D708 rarely comes to Howell anymore. They have only been here twice in the last three weeks. CSX road trains out of Detroit has been picking up the cars for CSX.

Checking, there were 23 cars in the transfer for CSX and four more in the run around, and who knows how many more to bring down from Owosso. Now that there are GLC cars to pick, they may bring a bunch more down and stuff the Howell pass with cars for CSX when they pick up the 35 for them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:20 am

How often does GLC run up to Petoskey?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 pm

395 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 1015 with 26 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Sb at 127 with 2 units. Lots of empty high side hoppers. Looking both ways it's all I saw 1434
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:21 pm

1509 working the poly plaza in clare as seen from 127
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Once or twice a month is my guess based on the number of cars they take with them
kd_1014 wrote:How often does GLC run up to Petoskey?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:46 pm

They run to Petoskey usually once per week.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:53 pm

They go to Elmira once a week with cement loads. When they go all the way to Petoskey they usually have 7-10 plastic pellet cars which is about a months worth for the customer who transloads from there.
SD80MAC wrote:They run to Petoskey usually once per week.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Reports on Facebook of a Petoskey run today.
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