Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:11 pm

There is a short string of coke hoppers sitting in Selma Yard. They've been there over a week. Wyoming Feed is a great customer for GLC up here. As a side note, I don't believe the MAC facility has shipped any cars out yet. Weather hasn't been good for getting corn out of the fields.

AARR wrote:Doesn't seem like many coke cars are being shipped

And it seems like feed cars are up
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:21 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare around 0930. Caught them passing through Lucas.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:01 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:49 pm

Is that 6 carloads of corn from MAC?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:42 pm

Yes it is. First loads out of Cadillac this year. A longer string came in yesterday. At least ten hoppers sitting at the facility this afternoon.

AARR wrote:Is that 6 carloads of corn from MAC?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1530.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:31 pm

I'm guessing a Petoskey run today. Didn't see any plastics hoppers in Tufford this afternoon. Two gons are sitting in Tufford, here is one of the road #'s: DJJX 30920.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:21 pm

DJJX 30920. L Traverse City to Marion OH E to Cadillac
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:47 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:42 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1530.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:51 pm

One of the trains working on the old c&o. I saw them from the highway so no better info 1250
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:41 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000. 396 and 399 returned at 1530 with 28 cars. A load of lumber for TC, 3 cottonseed cars and the rest tanks. All of them went to Tufford Yard.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:54 pm

It seems like the feed place is getting more than the 6 car a week they were projecting.

It seems like Biewer is shipping more than the 4 cars a week of lumber they were projecting.

And inbound coke loads seem to be only a few a week. I wonder if EJIW has proceeded to shut down it's foundry in EJ in favor of the new place in Elmira which doesn't use coke.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:07 pm

One of the trains working the poly plaza in clare 1206
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm

399 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 1000 with 11 cars, mostly tanks. Returned at 1510 with 18 cars, mostly tanks. Too far away to catch loco #'s.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:50 pm

392 hit a road grater today in Osceola county. Does not look that badly damaged. this is 2 incidents in a month for GLC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby KC » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:15 pm

KingsleyRailFan wrote:392 hit a road grater today in Osceola county. Does not look that badly damaged. this is 2 incidents in a month for GLC.


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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:18 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0945.

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