Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:27 am

Possibly northbound out of Cadillac today. My guess would be TC. I've seen and heard nothing on the south side of town this morning.

Edit: Did indeed run to TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:09 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1110.



Returned at 1700.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0905.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:29 am

While 398 & 392 is running between Cadillac and Claire this morning, 397 & 390 went through Howell south at 11:45 with 50 cars again, same amount as I saw them have one day last week. About half are for CSX at Ann Pere where they are currently working
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:59 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1345.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:29 am

Northbound out of Cadillac at 0915. Petoskey branch.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:44 am

Returning to Cadillac yesterday well after 1800 from Elmira. Videos at Manistee River and Boon Rd.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:26 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1110.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:58 am

Haven't seen or heard them on the south side of Cadillac this morning so I would guess they are headed to Traverse City today.

Edit: No run to TC. Crew drove south and brought back a 32 car train at 1415 with 399 and 396.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:00 am

Two crews working out of Cadillac today
. 399 and 396 left for Traverse City at 0910 with 17, yes 17 cars. 392 and 398 will be headed to Clare.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:17 am

On my way by the bean plant in Ithaca today I see they now have 9 black tanks out there 0919
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 am

Did you see the cars they were taking to TC?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Two crews working out of Cadillac today
. 399 and 396 left for Traverse City at 0910 with 17, yes 17 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:14 pm

AARR wrote:Did you see the cars they were taking to TC?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Two crews working out of Cadillac today
. 399 and 396 left for Traverse City at 0910 with 17, yes 17 cars.



17 cars, 2 centerbeams and 15 hoppers, maybe ballast. I'll have a video up later.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:20 pm

Today's train to Traverse City. The hoppers were set out on the main just east of the Boardman River bridge along River Rd south of TC.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:34 pm

AANR, you're correct, those are carloads of ballast.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Today's train to Traverse City. The hoppers were set out on the main just east of the Boardman River bridge along River Rd south of TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:07 am

From MichiganRailroads.com
Posted by TC John on 9/23/2019, 3:46 pm

Kind of an odd day- 17 cars, but 15 left along River Road (down from Keystone Road), they took 2 lumber loads to Amerhart and picked up top empties. Strangely they left the empties at the depot (also didnt take a Beacon load) and tied back onto the remaining 15 SGVY hoppers, pointed back toward TC, but then the crew left the entire train and got into an SUV.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:30 am

A train passed through Alma last night at 10pm, direction uncertain, according to a reliable source.
I wonder if this means track work still has the Owosso/Clare Turn running at night?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:42 am

On both Friday afternoon and Monday night, 3 covered hoppers spotted at Mancelona.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:19 am

~Z~ wrote:On both Friday afternoon and Monday night, 3 covered hoppers spotted at Mancelona.
The 3rd hopper was delivered Friday around lunch time-Look for my chase video documenting the entire day this evening. Lots of great shots, big train both ways, switching action, crossing the Manistee, and 392 leading southbound from Elmira to Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: September 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:01 pm

From MichiganRailroads.com
Posted by TC John on 9/24/2019, 5:08 pm, in reply to "IN TC again today dumping ballast"

GLC currently at 3 Mile on the Williamsburg branch with 2 empties. One center beam and one bulkhead flat. 15 hoppers and 2 more empty lumber cars at the depot, so will be leaving TC tonight with 19 cars!! Also, a state trooper and a deputy parked in the RR right of way at the South Airport Road crossing at angles watching the crossing. Not sure why??
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