Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

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Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:58 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1020.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:58 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1035.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:50 am

398 and 392 leaving Cadillac light towards Clare at 0840.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 pm

Returning from Clare at 1555.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:40 am

Heard running north out of Cadillac today. Most likely Petoskey branch.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:21 pm

15 plastic pellet cars at the Petoskey Plastics transload. PP uses 2-3 cars a week on average. I wonder if any other companies are transload if from Petoskey?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm

AARR wrote:15 plastic pellet cars at the Petoskey Plastics transload. PP uses 2-3 cars a week on average. I wonder if any other companies are transload if from Petoskey?


Plastic pellet storage - warehouse on wheels. Even Profile Films in GR has 3-4 cars in the Grand Rapids GRE yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:53 pm

https://www.9and10news.com/2019/09/06/train-hits-car-in-kalkaska-county/

Actually a northbound train since the tracks are on the east side of US-131 at this point and 398 is leading. 392 is behind the fire truck.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby KC » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 pm

AARR wrote:15 plastic pellet cars at the Petoskey Plastics transload. PP uses 2-3 cars a week on average. I wonder if any other companies are transload if from Petoskey?


2 plastic pellet cars in Mancelona tonight.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:06 am

Last I heard EJP was using the Clare location. See how reliable sources are not always reliable :lol: .
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AARR wrote:15 plastic pellet cars at the Petoskey Plastics transload. PP uses 2-3 cars a week on average. I wonder if any other companies are transload if from Petoskey?


2 plastic pellet cars in Mancelona tonight.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 am

The cars in Mancelona are just staged for the crew to take to Petoskey IIRC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:22 am

That would make sense. The transload track in Petoskey was close to full at 15 cars.
SD80MAC wrote:The cars in Mancelona are just staged for the crew to take to Petoskey IIRC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby GP-35 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:52 am

The cars in Mancelona are for EJP NOT Petoskey Plastic, EJP has a plant in Beaverton and they use the old Harrison track in Clare to get inbound plastic pellets.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0910.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby railroader and son » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:05 pm

East Jordan Plastics has 4 locations across Michigan. East Jordan,Beaverton,Millington,and South Haven. I've personally been at two of there locations,they've been a good customer for my employer. For at least a year or more EJ has had transloading at the yard in Clare...
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:40 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1115.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Petoskey at 0930. Video at Missaukee Junction.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:43 pm

GLC southbound thru Howell at noon today (Wednesday) with GLC 399 & 396 and 50 cars. Currently switching Ann Pere at 12:42.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Another video of today's Petoskey run. This one at the Manistee River bridge between Manton and Walton Junction. I'll try to get back here when the leaves start to change.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1045. There is at least one gon and a load of lumber for Traverse City sitting in Tufford Yard.

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