Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

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Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:44 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1055.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:36 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0955.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:20 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1600.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:35 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:10 pm

395 and 398 returned to Cadillac at 1430 with around 20 tie gons, 6 cement hoppers and 1 gon for Beacon. Got to watch them from about four blocks away. Around 1230 I heard horns on the north end of town. I'm assuming it was the stranded Mancelona power coming south. Tufford Yard now has a ballast/Beacon train for TC and plastics/cement for the Petoskey branch. I fully expect a northern run tomorrow. Too bad I'm working.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:12 am

A couple units working in Oakley 1012. Currently just west of m52
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:50 am

They're currently blasting their horn through Kingsley, sounds like 382 is back.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:23 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1200.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:53 pm

10 plastic pellets cars and 15 cement cars among others
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1200.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm

Mancelona hospital train leaving Cadillac southbound at 1100. Traveling around 10 mph.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Happy Veterans Day. Leaving Cadillac at 1100.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0905. A balmy 18 degrees out today. :roll:

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:31 pm

AANR, you are tough 8) .

Interesting they used one of the cement cars as a spacer. I don't think mty LPG tank cars require a spacer between the engine, perhaps I'm mistaken. Or maybe they use the cement car to keep the engines of the siding when they park them north of Kalkaska then pick them up southbound on their way to switch the gas plant south of town.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0905. A balmy 18 degrees out today. :roll:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby DaveO » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:03 pm

AARR wrote:AANR, you are tough 8) .

Interesting they used one of the cement cars as a spacer. I don't think mty LPG tank cars require a spacer between the engine, perhaps I'm mistaken. Or maybe they use the cement car to keep the engines of the siding when they park them north of Kalkaska then pick them up southbound on their way to switch the gas plant south of town.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0905. A balmy 18 degrees out today. :roll:

Unless properly cleaned, the tank cars still carry a hazardous placard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:07 pm

Hazardous tanks are still considered hazardous unless they are fully cleaned and the placards are removed. Otherwise they are a "residue car" which still requires at least 1 buffer car between a locomotive or an occupied caboose.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:19 pm

Thanks DaveO and SD80 :)
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Looks like maybe a smaller unit train working the bean plant in ithaca. One unit parked on the main north of the switch and another in the siding moving around some new looking covered hoppers 1730
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:05 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1120. Caught them at Seeley Rd and Euclid St in McBain.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:18 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0955.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:57 pm

Doesn't seem like many coke cars are being shipped

And it seems like feed cars are up
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