Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1120. Saw them return at 1630.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0955.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1540.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:56 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby nichoff81 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:17 pm

Great lakes getting light from CN in Durand only heard CN side of conversation at 1913
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:55 pm

A couple of those tank cars (the first two) look like they're for the foam plant in Farwell, Renesol.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm

Bit of a different day in Cadillac today. Heard the Cadillac crew in Selma Yard around 1030, then nothing after that. At 1355, the Owosso crew rolled in. At 1545 they departed back to Owosso after a powerand train swap.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 pm

Perhaps the daytime OTN crew will die on hours short of Owosso and the Owosso nighttime crew will pick it up from there
AANscaleRunner wrote:Bit of a different day in Cadillac today. Heard the Cadillac crew in Selma Yard around 1030, then nothing after that. At 1355, the Owosso crew rolled in. At 1545 they departed back to Owosso after a powerand train swap.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:25 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1130. Consist was left in McBain and the power continued on at 1235. Been a couple of odd days up here.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:53 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1010. And returning at 1540. Lots of wind up here today.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:06 pm

Ostn nb across the cn diamond in durand at 0000. 3 geeps. 390 being the last one, one of the gp38's in the middle, 392 leading. Video once I'm on my home wifi
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:11 pm

AARR wrote:Perhaps the daytime OTN crew will die on hours short of Owosso and the Owosso nighttime crew will pick it up from there


When this happens, they usually recrew in Cadillac to save commute time in the company vehicle. Extra Board crew was most likely the one to drive up, get on the train, then the day crew would drive back to Owosso to tie up. Once the EB crew made it back to Owosso, the Night Crew would hop on and go.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:53 am

Vaguebook says that GLC derailed a bunch of covered hoppers in Mancelona today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:27 pm

Here is my video from the October 11 2019 move. Going through Kingsley (Kingsley Road). Yes, you can hear me excessively freaking out. I'm dumb lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhmJ1ZzUxUg
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Little late, but better than never. Northbound through Alma about 2-3 hours ago. Not sure what they were doing, but figured I'd post when I had the chance incase someone knew.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:02 pm

It looks as though the Mancelona derailment has trapped two locomotives. I wonder if today’s run noted by HESR will run through to Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby HESR3868 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:21 pm

Standard Railfan wrote:It looks as though the Mancelona derailment has trapped two locomotives. I wonder if today’s run noted by HESR will run through to Cadillac.

That's what I was thinking. Have a crew run a train to Cadillac so they can work this week while the cars are rerailed and so on so fourth.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:11 am

398 ran through Manton headed north but reversed this morning. No cars from reports. Maybe going to free unharmed cars from Mancelona derailment.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:32 am

390 left Cadillac for McBain at 1025 and returned at 1125. Extra power came up yesterday.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: October 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1025.



Returned to Cadillac at 1530.

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