Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:07 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:Would those first few ex-Conrail hoppers patched GLC be coming from the MAC facility?


Yes indeed.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Are those new additions to the GLC fleet?
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MiRailProductions wrote:Would those first few ex-Conrail hoppers patched GLC be coming from the MAC facility?


Yes indeed.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:26 am

AARR wrote:Are those new additions to the GLC fleet?


This is the first time I've seen them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Went to Traverse City today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm

TC John reported they went to both the lumber yard and scrap yard
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:51 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:51 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1600.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks AANR! Nice that you caught the Anniversary unit 393!

Thanks for all the reports and videos. It's nice you video the whole train and get many different angles, levels and perspectives!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:49 pm

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1035. Didn't stick around to see them return.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:00 pm

Usually they block the empty center beams ahead of the tie loads but today it's the other way

Lots of tank cars of empty propane and loads of whatever is shipped from Kalkaska

AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1035. Didn't stick around to see them return.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:26 pm

AARR wrote:Usually they block the empty center beams ahead of the tie loads but today it's the other way


That struck me as odd also. Unless there wasn't any empty gons to pick up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:25 pm

Unless things have changed they both are serviced from the same spur but the ties are at the end so they go in first
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AARR wrote:Usually they block the empty center beams ahead of the tie loads but today it's the other way


That struck me as odd also. Unless there wasn't any empty gons to pick up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby KC » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:32 pm

AARR wrote:Unless things have changed they both are serviced from the same spur but the ties are at the end so they go in first



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Two different sidings. Ties are on west end of McBain, siding has two tracks at Vikings Yard.
For a short time they were loading woodchips on the tie track closer to the main then the tie unloading area.

Then another siding where they unload poles and load lumber closer to McBain.
Would be on lower right in above photo.


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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:25 am

I'll keep the reports coming as long as I keep seeing them run. I'm lucky as Cobb St is the first stop on my mail route. :D There was talk of extending the spur farther into Biewer Sawmill to allow more centerbeams. Haven't heard anything as of late.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:11 am

Thank you KC
KC wrote:Two different sidings. Ties are on west end of McBain, siding has two tracks at Vikings Yard.
For a short time they were loading woodchips on the tie track closer to the main then the tie unloading area.

Then another siding where they unload poles and load lumber closer to McBain.
Would be on lower right in above photo.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:20 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1025. Watched 390 and 382 return at 1530 with 31 cars. Included was a gon for Beacon.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:43 pm

Assuming northbound out of Cadillac today. I've seen or heard nothing on the south side of town.

Edit: Heard them on the north end of town at 1445. Maybe only went as far as Kalkaska today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:52 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1010. Saw them return with 17 cars around 1500.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:46 pm

Merry Christmas everyone.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:47 am

And to you and yours AANR
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