Great Lakes Central Updates November 2019

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


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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.


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Is that 6 carloads of corn from MAC?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.
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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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Returned to Cadillac at 1530.


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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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DJJX 30920. L Traverse City to Marion OH E to Cadillac

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.


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Returned to Cadillac at 1530.


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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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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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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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One of the trains working the poly plaza in clare 1206

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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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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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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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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0945.


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